Sunday, January 18, 2009

Leopoldo "Leo" Duranoña

A few summers ago, I came across a book called Race of Scorpions on an NYC street dealer's table. After a quick inspection of the interior art, I immediately added it to my stack.

Race of Scorpions was a great find! Leo Duranoña's artwork is pretty darn good, reminiscent of classic book illustration and stylistically somewhere between Joe Kubert and Moebius.

I have tried to locate biographical information on Duranoña but there doesn't seem to be much out there on the internet right now... has this bio posted:

Leo Duranoña (born 1938) is an Argentine artist who has worked for such diverse US companies as Warren, Marvel and Dark Horse. For Warren, he produced several horror stories for Eerie and Vampirella, in which he showcased a very experimental style. In recent days, Leo Duranoña is best known for his work as a storyboard artist. He works for such companies as Hanna Barbara, Disney and Universal. He returned to comics when he began the 'Race of Scorpions' and 'Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix' series at Dark Horse.

Definitely check out his work if you have the chance to, and if anybody has any more information on this artist, please feel free to send it our way!

Duranoña books at Dark Horse here

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