(1925 - 2000)
Alfredo Alcala was active/lived in United States. Alfredo Alcala is known for comic illustration.
Biography Alfredo Alcala
Alfredo Alcala (1925-2000)
He dropped out of school as a teenager to pursue his artwork, doing odd jobs, such as painting signs and designing household implements. During the World War II Japanese occupation of the Philippines, he used his drawing talents to provide the Allies with maps of where to find hidden Japanese pill boxes. Influenced by American cartoonists such as Hal Foster and Lou Fine, he started his career in comics in 1948.
He worked for Ace Publications, the largest publisher in the Philippines. Here, Alcala developed the work ethic and speed for which he became famous - it is said that his fastest page rate was twelve pages in a nine-hour sitting. Alcala did his own inking and lettering, feeli
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