Sergio Aragones

Birth September 6, 1937

Death: N/A

Occupation/Title

Cartoonist

Bio Summary

Born in 1937 in Spain, Sergio Aragones family had to relocate to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War. While in Mexico he studied Architecture at the University of Mexico, and also learned pantomime under the instruction of Alexandro Jodorowsky. In 1962, Sergion Moved to the United states where as a struggling artist turned to odd jobs such as being a singer and a poet in Greenwich Village restaurants. In 1963, he had his first major contributions to the *Mad* magazine, “A *Mad *Look at the U.S. Space Effort.” Decades after in the 1980s, Segio Aragones began his work with Mark Evanier, which started with his famous comic *Groo: the Wanderer. *Other titles that came after *Groo: the Wanderer* include *Sergio Aragones destroys DC, Sergio Aragones Massacres Marvel, Action Speaks * and *Louder than Words, *which was done in conjunction with Scott Allie. Sergio Currently lives in Ojai California (Sergionaragones.com, Dark Horse Comics).

Early Life/Family: Family fled from Spain during the Spanish Civil War and went to Mexico.

Education/Training: Sergio Aragones studied Architecture at the University of Mexico. As well he studied the art of pantomime under the direction of Alexndro Jodorowsky. (SergioAragones.com)

Career Outline:
In the 1940s Sergio Aragones began his work of cartooning in his school’s newspaper. In the early 1950s, Sergio had obtained a weekly spot in *Manana * Magazine, which he would hold for 10 years. In 1963, he obtained his first major job at *Mad* Magazine*. * In the 1980, Sergio together with Mark Evanier would work on *Groo: the Wanderer* published under Dark Horse Comic. From 1976- 2010, Sergio Aragones has done some tv spots such as playing himself on the *Futurama *episodes titles ”Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences” (IMBD)

Comments On Style:
Sergio Aragones has been commented on having one of the fastest hands in the comic book industry (Comic Book Resource.)

Influences:

Personality:

Anecdotes:
Larry Loc once said that a Sergio was such a dedicated artist that when Sergio on the way to the hospital with Joe Kubert due to some type of problem with his arm Sergio began to draw furiously with his non-drawing arm so that he would not have to stop drawing should his drawing hand no longer be able to draw. (Larry Loc).

Also Sergio Aragones used his “lack” of being able to speak English to his advantage because he would go show his portfolio on days that the company would not be allowing portfolio reviews so that not only could he show his portfolio but also should they reject him they would immediately return his works so that he could go do the same thing to another publisher. (Larry Loc).

Miscellaneous:

Quote from Scott Allie when asked how it was working with Sergio Aragones: It was great, and very, very easy. Sergio just sent the work in, piles and piles of gags, and let me figure out how to put them together as individual issues. Working on that stuff with Sergio was a real career highlight for me.

Sergio could possibly be working on new *Groo: the Wanderer meets Conan*comics with Mark Evanier (Larry Loc).

Filmography:
1. Avaturds, CSiCarly (6 September 2010) - *additional design* , *graphic artist*
2. Trans-Bore-Mores/Groan Wars (13 September 2010) - additional design , graphic artist 2012 Dalmatians/Grey's in Anime (20 September 2010) - *additional design* , *graphic artist*
3. Star Blecch/Uglee (27 September 2010) - *graphic artist*
4. Wall-E-Nator/Extreme Renovation: House Edition - Superman's Fortress of Solitude (4 October 2010) - *additional designer* , *graphic artist*
5. Pirates of the Neverland: At Wit's End, Batman Family Feud (11 October 2010) - *additional design*
6. Clifford-Field/Big Time Rushmore (18 October 2010) - *additional design*
7. Fantastic Megan Fox/Mad vs. Wild (25 October 2010) - *additional design*
8. I Love You, Iron Man/Ben 10 Franklin (1 November 2010) - *additional design*
9. Class of the Titans/Zeke and Lex Luthor (8 November 2010) - *additional design*
10. S'up/Mouse M.D. (15 November 2010) - *additional design*
11. The DaGrinchy Code/Duck (22 November 2010) - *additional design*
12. Snot Pilgrim vs the Wonderful World of Disney/Malcolm in the Middle Earth (7 February 2011) - *additional design*
13. Pokémon Park/WWER (14 February 2011) - *additional design*
14. The Straight A-Team/Gaming's Next Top Princess (28 February 2011) - *additional design*
15. The Buzz Identity/Two and a Half Man (7 March 2011) - *additional design*
16. Are You Karate Kidding Me/The Fresh Prawn of Bel-Air (14 March 2011) - *additional design*
17. Hops/Naru-210 (25 April 2011) - *additional design*
18. Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (16 May 2011) - *additional design*
19. The Social Netjerk/Smallville: Turn Off the Clark (23 May 2011) - *additional design*
20. TwiSchool Musical/Avenger Time (30 May 2011) - *additional design*
21. ArThor/The Big Fang Theory (6 June 2011) - *additional design*
22. Ribbitless/The Clawfice (13 June 2011) - *additional design*
23. So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon to Dance/Yo Gagga Gagga (2 August 2011) - *additional design* "Futurama" (1 episode)
1. Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences (26 August 2010) - Himself (voice)
"Super Bloopers and Pratical Jokes" (1 episode) ... aka "TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes" - USA *(original title)* Episode dated 21 May 1984 (21 May 1984) - * animator*
1. 1987 To Kill a Stranger Maj. Keller
2. 1977 Laugh-In (TV series)
3. 1976 Norman... Is That You? Desk Clerk
(IMBD)
Honors: 1999 Eisner Award: Best Humor Publication
1998 Harvey Award: Best Cartoonist
1997,98,99,2001 Harvey Award: Special Award for Humor
1996 Eisner Award: Best Writer/Artist
Bibliographic References:

Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=11739 last accessed.
Dark Horse Comics. Darkhorse.com/company/awards. Last Accessed 10/31/11
IMBD (The Internet Movie Database). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0032775/. Last Accessed 10/31/11
Sergio Aragones. Sergioaragones.com/bio. Last Accessed 10/31/11
Contributors To This Listing:
Emanuel Zayas, Larry Loc and Scott Allie

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