|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Arts & Entertainment

Mexican Cartoonist Gabriel Vargas Dies

MEXICO CITY – Painter and cartoonist Gabriel Vargas, creator of a comic strip that reflects the daily struggles of a typical Mexico City resident and has remained popular for more than six decades, has died, his secretary, Guadalupe Lopez, told Efe. He was 95.

Vargas died at home on Tuesday.

“Don Gabriel has died ... of natural causes. He didn’t suffer from chronic diseases, nor diabetes, nor heart (trouble). His body was just tired,” Lopez said.

In addition to creating several comic strips, the most famous of which was “La Familia Burron,” Vargas was also a plastic artist and a sketcher and painter who employed a variety of techniques, but “as he would say, he was only known for his (comics),” Lopez said.

He was hired while still an adolescent at the Excelsior newspaper, where he began to publish his drawings.

La Familia Burron first appeared in 1948 and has become an entrenched part of Mexican culture, reflecting the life of the capital’s lower-income residents through its dozens of characters.

The comic strip’s success is attributed to its accurate depiction of the daily challenges and concerns of a typical working-class family in a downtown Mexico City neighborhood.

Among other awards, Vargas won the National Sciences and Arts Prize in 2003. EFE
 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved