Remember the 60’s when,the Beatles saved Pepperland,from the Blue Meanies in,the Yellow Submarine? Well,,Jose Delbo, the,cartoonist,responsible for illustrating the Fab Four with Gold Key Comics does. The Argentinian born artist published his first works at the age of only 16. Delbo, inspired by the American cowboy westerns, moved to the
States and began work on classics like Billy the Kid, Judge Colt and the Lone Ranger. Then in the
70’s he brought a host of television shows to comic book form with titles such as the The Twilight
Zone, The Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Heroes, Buck Rogers, The Monkees and the Mod Squad.
Back in the 80’s, long before the modern superhero dominated the big screen, it was Delbo
working for the likes of DC and Marvel Comics who penciled the published adventures of Superman,
Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, The Transformers and The Thundercats. Then in the 90’s, when
the focus fell on the environment, he helped the country go green when he drew the first issues
of Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Brute Force. Delbo continued to be the go-to-guy for
cartoon classics like Disney’s 101 Dalmations, Little Mermaid and the Mighty Ducks. When the
NFL needed a superhero, Delbo drew the NFL Superpro who ran around with Spiderman fighting
crime in the big city.
The eclectic career of Jose Delbo also includes published illustrated comic books featuring
some of our cultures most iconic women such as Raggedy Ann, Little Lulu, Barbie and Wonder
Woman. Delbo has illustrated cartoons for the past 50 years for comic book fans across the
world and in several languages. Delbo’s original comic book pages have been displayed in museums,
private collections and can often be seen trading on internet sites. As a former vice-president of
the National Cartoonist Society and industry celebrity, Delbo has been featured on various news
and entertainment television programs and founded a Cartoon Camp for young cartoonists originally
housed at the International Museum of Cartoon Art. In 2013 he was awarded by San Diego ComicCon
the prestigious Inkpot award for his contributions to the world of comics.
His most recent works take his art to new heights, six foot tall painted murals. They are
detailed, original hand-paintings. Larger than life, these acrylic on canvas works of art recreate
comic book original pages done years ago by Jose Delbo. His paintings have been exhibited in
galleries in Florida (Art Fusion/Palm Beach County Cultural Society) as well as currently are
exhibiting in Milan, Italy at the Wannabee Gallery.