Saturday, October 25, 2014

Arturo del Castillo

Misterix # 715 was published in 1962. At that time Arturo del Castillo was already working for Fleetway Publications in the UK. He co-adapted, namely, Alexandre Dumas' musketeers novels to comics as we can see below...


Arturo del Castillo (a), Leonard Matthews (s), Lion, Fleetway, September 28, 1963. (Story reprinted from Film Fun - 1961.)



Arturo del Castillo (a), Leonard Matthews (s), Lion, Fleetway, December 14, 1963.


Arturo del Castillo (a), Leonard Matthews (s), Lion, Fleetway, February 1, 1964. 


Arturo del Castillo (a), Leonard Matthews (s), Lion, Fleetway, February 22, 1964. 

Below are four panels created by Arturo del Castillo in the year of his retirement, 1989. He died three years later.


Arturo del Castillo (original art).

4 comments:

Diego Cordoba said...

A book on DelCastillo's Three Musketeers, scanned from the original art, was meant to appear in the UK. It never happened… and we'll probably never see it again.

Isabelinho said...

That's due to problems related to del Castillo's work rights.

Diego Cordoba said...

Hi Isabelinho, actually it's worse than that. The series was copyright by IPC, that now belongs to DC comics, that belong to Warner Bros. At the time the book was due, Warner Bros were putting out a new 3 Musketeers fim and didn't want the book to come out at the same time.

The film bombed, and now the whole rights thing is hanging in limbo…

Isabelinho said...

I just love Capitalism!...