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    Ric Estrada
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Bio:
from wikipedia [edited to remove dead links]:

Ric Estrada (February 26, 1928 – May 1, 2009) was a Cuban American penciler of comic books for companies including the major American publisher DC Comics. He also worked in comic strips, political cartoons, advertising, storyboarding, and commercial illustration.


Early life and career
Ric Estrada was born in Havana, Cuba. He made his first professional sale, an illustration used on the cover of the Cuban magazine Bohemia, at the age of 13. Estrada attended the University of Havana. Through his uncle, Sergio Carbo, Estrada met writer Ernest Hemingway; the two men facilitated Estrada's move to New York City in 1947 to further his artistic studies and start a career. Estrada there attended the New York Art Students League, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts. Estrada's first New York home was in Greenwich Village where he met fellow artists such as Lee J. Ames, Dan Barry, Sy Barry, Frank Frazetta, Andre LeBlanc, Mort Meskin, Pete Morisi, Don Perlin and George Roussos.

Comic books
In the 1950s, Estrada penciled and inked "Bunker", the first comic-book story to feature an African-American hero, and "Rough Riders". Both stories were for the EC Comics series Two-Fisted Tales. He drew for Dell Comics, Hillman Periodicals, St. John Publications, and Ziff-Davis. In 1967 and 1968, he drew stories for Warren Publishing's black-and-white horror comics magazine Eerie.

Much of Estrada's comic-book career was spent working for DC Comics. Though superheroes were not his preference Estrada worked on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, and Richard Dragon, and he co-created Lady Shiva and Power Girl. Estrada drew detective comics, romance comics, war comics and a few horror stories for DC. In 1976, Estrada's work was in such high demand from DC that he illustrated the premiere issues of six separate titles that year: All Star Comics, Blitzkrieg, Freedom Fighters, Isis, Karate Kid, and Super Friends.

Estrada's preference was for the war stories. Among the war titles he worked on for DC Comics was G.I. Combat, for which he illustrated a number of stories in the ongoing features "Blitzkrieg" and "Robert Kanigher's Gallery of War", both written by Robert Kanigher.

While working on G.I. Combat #169, Estrada filled a page shortage with an account from the Book of Ether, a short book of scripture contained in the Book of Mormon. That story came to the attention of Hugh W. Pinnock, who was in charge of creating a comic-style adaptation of the New Testament for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in 1980 Estrada drew all the pictures for that book.

Comic strips and animation
Estrada drew the Flash Gordon syndicated newspaper comic strip in sporadic stints during from the 1950s to the 1970s. In the 1980s, he collaborated on the animated television series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Galtar, The New Adventures of Jonny Quest, and Bionic Six.

Death
Estrada died May 1, 2009, at 81, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer.

Date of Birth: February 26, 1928
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Date of death: May 1, 2009

Website:
Blog: http://itswhatdadwouldhavewanted.themovie.savant-studios.com/#blog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricestradamovie/?fref=ts


Favorite Creators:
Ric Estrada is a favorite creator of 2 users
Notes:
Ric is the subject of an feature film "It's What Dad Would Have Wanted" currently in production.

on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5646952/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

on IndieGoGo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/it-s-what-dad-would-have-wanted-feature-film




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Writer:
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Devilina (1975)
G.I. Combat (1952)
Heart Throbs (1957)
Our Army at War (1952)
Our Fighting Forces (1954)
Showcase (1956)
Star Rider and the Peace Machine (1982)

Penciller:
Adventure Comics (1938)
All-Star Comics (1940)
Amazing World of DC Comics (1974)
Amethyst (1985)
Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (1983)
Arak Fils de La Foudre (1982)
Beowulf (1975)
The Big Book of... (1994)
Blackhawk (1957)
Blitzkrieg (1976)
Corpse On The Imjin and Other Stories (2012)
Das Geisterhaus (1989)
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (1971)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
DC Sampler (1983)
DC Special Series (1977)
Deadman (2011)
Devilina (1975)
DNAgents (1983)
Doorway to Nightmare (1978)
Dragon, Gigant des Kung-Fu Sonder-Album (1976)
Eerie (1965)
Eerie Archives (2009)
Elfquest (2005)
ElfQuest: New Blood (1992)
Elfquest: Wolfrider (2003)
Elvira's House of Mystery (1986)
Flash Gordon Comic-Book Archives (2010)
Freedom Fighters (1976)
G.I. Combat (1952)
Ghosts (1971)
Going Steady (1954)
Heart Throbs (1957)
Hot Wheels (1970)
House of Mystery (1951)
Isis (1976)
Justice Society (2006)
Karate Kid (1976)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980)
Limited Collectors' Edition (1973)
Our Army at War (1952)
Our Fighting Forces (1954)
Phoenix (1975)
Plop! (1973)
Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter (1975)
Rima, The Jungle Girl (1974)
Roarin' Rick's Rare Bit Fiends (1994)
Secret Hearts (1949)
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976)
Secrets of Haunted House (1975)
Sgt. Rock (1977)
Showcase (1956)
Showcase Presents Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (2012)
Showcase Presents: All-Star Comics (2011)
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (2007)
Star Rider and the Peace Machine (1982)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Star Trek Movie Special (1984)
Star Trek: Motion Picture Trilogy (2010)
The Super Friends (1976)
Super-Team Family (1975)
Superboy (1949)
Teen-Age Temptations (1952)
Torrid Affairs (1988)
True Love Pictorial (1952)
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Soldier (1977)
Weird Love (2014)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Welcome Back, Kotter (1976)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Wonder Woman (1942)
World's Finest Comics (1941)
Young Love (1963)

Inker:
Arak Fils de La Foudre (1982)
The Big Book of... (1994)
Blitzkrieg (1976)
Corpse On The Imjin and Other Stories (2012)
Das Geisterhaus (1989)
DC Special Series (1977)
Devilina (1975)
Eerie (1965)
Eerie Archives (2009)
Elfquest (2005)
ElfQuest: New Blood (1992)
Elfquest: Wolfrider (2003)
Elvira's House of Mystery (1986)
Flash Gordon Comic-Book Archives (2010)
G.I. Combat (1952)
Ghosts (1971)
Going Steady (1954)
Heart Throbs (1957)
House of Mystery (1951)
Karate Kid (1976)
Our Army at War (1952)
Our Fighting Forces (1954)
Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter (1975)
Rima, The Jungle Girl (1974)
Roarin' Rick's Rare Bit Fiends (1994)
Secrets of Haunted House (1975)
Sgt. Rock (1977)
Showcase (1956)
Star Rider and the Peace Machine (1982)
Star Spangled War Stories (1952)
Teen-Age Temptations (1952)
Torrid Affairs (1988)
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
The Unexpected (1968)
Unknown Soldier (1977)
Weird Love (2014)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Welcome Back, Kotter (1976)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)

Colorist:
Blitzkrieg (1976)

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