Monday, January 25, 2010

Gordo Original Sunday Art

Arizona native Gus Arriola was one of the true innovators of the Sunday comic strip. You can see from these original strips that Thinking Outside the Box was the natural way his brain worked.

Arriola worked as an animator on Tom and Jerry cartoons before starting up his own strip, Gordo. Like Sparky Schulz, Gus Arriola was the sole writer and artist for his comic strip.

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  1. I'm a big fan, thanks for this. Arriola was a hugely underrated talent. In my personal Top Twenty pantheon, I put him up there with Cliff Sterrett. Beautiful stuff.

  2. I'm a fan, too, and so glad to see his work on your site! Own an original from a dealer "before there were WizardWorld cons", bought for $5.

    Mark Braun