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His design was just so crisp and nice, and the color on Sunday was great. Today they've squeezed the Sunday size down to the nub, and it would be a shame to do that to his stuff. And the Sunday color was tremendous.
He was Harvey said. Gordo lived in rural Mexico, dressed in sombreros and a charro outfit.
FromGus Arriola produced a comic strip a day panels for daily and Sunday strips about Gordo, a fellow who began his existence as a Mexican bean farmer. Arriola was exacting in his work and for the year run of the strip, he did all the art, writing, and production himself. The comic was syndicated in newspapers.
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A large part of this website includes as complete a collection of strips as possible. Special appreciation to Brett Bydairk for his scans of the vast majority of strips not from my personal collection. You can tell which strips are Brett's - his are the nice clean copies.
He was yet an infant when his mother died and a sister in a Spanish-speaking household subsequently raised him. He supposedly learned English while reading the Sunday comics. Arriola's family moved from Arizona to Los Angeles, California when he was a child.
He was Arriola, who was born in Arizona but of Mexican-American descent, started drawing "Gordo" in His strip about a bean farmer-turned-tour guide who taught Americans about life south of the border ran for 44 years in as many as newspapers. He retired in
Gus Arriola, creator of the comic strip Gordohas died at age The strip, which began inwas one of the first to highlight Mexican culture on the comics page, although Arriola changed the character from a bandit to a bean farmer after some complaints. In an interview with The Chronicle several years after he retired, Arriola said he drew the comic strip for an audience that knew little about Mexico or its culture.
The comic strip Gordo was published in U. For almost all of this run its creator Gus Arriola was the most visible American of Mexican descent working as a syndicated cartoonist. At its peak Gordo appeared in newspapers and was the more widely circulated and longer-running of only two American comic strips set in Mexico.