Sunday, February 03, 2008

Gus Arriola, 90, Creator of Gordo, Dies | Rest in Peace

Along with Los Bros. Hernandez, Gus Arriola was the best-known Mexican American cartoonist/writer in the United States--distirubuted by United Features Syndicate alongside of 'Peanuts: Featuring Good Ol' Charlie Brown,' Arriola's Gordo was a feature of American newspapers for decades--including The Laredo Times where I read the strip every day growing up back in the day.

A long, detailed interview with Arriola is available here; RC Harvey's review of a recent compilation of Arriola's strips is here.

Arriola died yesterday at the age of 90; I ran across a nice obit on him, his life and the strip at The Herald of Monterrey Bay.


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