Argentinian legendary cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has died, aged 86, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The award-winning cartoonist was known for his trademark humorous people and animal sketches with large bulbous noses. His agent confirmed his death on Monday, 1st July 2019.
“It is true, unfortunately. That’s what the family told us,” a spokesperson told the German Press Agency when confirming Guillermo Mordillo’s death.
He was born in Buenos Aires on 4th August 1932 to Spanish parents. Guillermo Mordillo then lived in Lima and New York, where he worked as a Popeye film cartoonist for Paramount studios. After this, he moved to Paris in 1963 where he developed his minimalist style. His fascination with big noses began after he watched Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” at the cinemas.
His work appeared in top French magazines such as Paris-Match and Marie Claire. He also illustrated children’s books and greetings cards for the Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards. Furthermore, he often themed his work around his favourite hobbies — football and animals.
Confirming his death was Adrienne Hak of Amsterdam-based Rubinstein Royalty Management. Hak said, “We are very sad to confirm that Mr Mordillo died in the night from 29th to 30th June 2019”.
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