March 12, 2014
‘El Eternauta’ cartoonist dies at 83
Francisco Solano López, one of the cartoonist of the “El Eternauta,” was hospitalized in the ICU of the Italiano Hospital after he suffered a hemorrhage, according to his daughter, María.
Solano López was born in 1928 and published his first professional works in 1953, when he signed for the company Columba and worked with the scriptwriter Roger Plá to create “Perico y Guillermina.”
Afterwards, he passed to the Abril editorial, where he met Héctor Germán Oesterheld; together they initiated in 1955 the serie Bull Rocket in the Misterix magazine.
Solano López was part of the staff of Frontera editorial, funded by Oesterheld, and they created the characters of Rolo el Marciano Adoptivo, Amapola Negra, Joe Zonda, Rul de la Luna and the Eternauta, one of the most emblematic of the Argentine comics.