JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ

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Spanish artist José Luis García-López (1948 – ) is one of the veteran DC Comics artists of the last several decades. With a not only fluid but detailed artistic style, his work has essentially served as DC’s house style, appearing in “style guides” the company provides to licensees of DC properties.

His career began in the 1960’s working mostly on romance and horror/mystery comics. At Charlton, García-López worked on stories for Just Married and Career Girl Romances as well as Ghostly Tales. He also worked on Gold Key’s Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery and Grimm’s Ghost Stories.

In 1974, García-López moved to New York. There he met DC editor Joe Orlando. His first interior work for DC appeared in an Atom back-up story for Action Comics #448 in 1975. Soon, he began penciling the newly launched DC Comics Presents (1978) with writer Martin Pasko, going on to draw the DC-Marvel crossover in DC Special Seires #27 featuring Batman and the Hulk.

His other credits include Atari Force, Deadman, New Teen Titans, Batman, Superman, Jonah Hex, Wonder Woman, World’s Finest, among many others.

García-López was nominated for the 1992 Eisner Award for Best Artist and again in 1997 for Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team with Kevin Nowlan.

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