Victor Hugo Arias

Rayo Rojo comic 1954.

Victor Hugo Arias was born in 1928 at Rio Quarto (Cordoba, Argentina) and published his first strip in the early 1950's in Panch Negro: Polo Aster, for which he also wrote the script. He worked on Rayo Rojo, Hora Cero, Frontera and Misterix and specialised in bellicose adventure strips, a theme that he developed during his own long sojourn as a foreigner.

In fact, during the early sixties until the mid-seventies, he collaborated on numerous projects for various European publishers, in particular for Fleetway and D.C.Thompson in the UK. For Fleetway he drew Spy 13 and John Steele (for Thriller Picture Library Nos 260 and 427 respectively). Whilst in England he continued to contribute work for the Italian paper Corriere dei Piccoli and to the Spanish publishers Turai of Barcelona. He became artist director of the large U.K. publishers D.C.Thompson in 1967.

He returned to the Argentine in 1974 and signed an exclusive contract with Ediciones Record. for whom he created several adventure series' such as I Cavaliera del mare and Tanganika (1979). He also worked on Odisea 2000 and Base 86.

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