Jorge Zaffino

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Jorge Zaffino (* 1960 ; † July 12, 2002 in Buenos Aires , Argentina ) was an Argentine cartoonist . In the 1980s, he quickly gained reputation in the US comic market with his contributions to the comic series Punisher . Zaffino died prematurely, at the age of 43, of a heart attack.


Zaffino has been interested in art since his youth, especially painting, and after completing his studies began to work for the Argentinean comic studios La Oficina and Nippur IV. For the Columba publishing house he drew, among other things, on the series Nippur de Lagash . Together with Robin Wood he created series such as Kayan , Wolf and Troels . He began drawing for Italian comics in the mid-1980s, and in 1987 he first drew for the US market with The Punisher by author Chuck Dixon, published by Marvel Comics . This was followed by work for various other publishers, including Winter World , Hellraiser ,Terror Inc. and Shadow Line Sage .


  • Nippur de Lagash : Los guiones continúan, 1976 from the El Incorruptible cycle (1974/1978)
  • Wolf; 1976 (April 2000)
  • Nippur de Lagash: Episodes from the cycle La saga de los hermanos tatuados (1984/1985)
  • Troels
  • The Punisher
  • Punisher: War Zone
  • The 'Nam, 1986
  • Punisher: Assassin's Guild, 1988
  • Winter World , 1988
  • Hellraiser , 1988
  • The Horned God, from The Savage Sword of Conan 162, 1989
  • Seven Block, 1990/2004
  • Critical Mass, 1990
  • Punisher; Kingdom Gone 1990
  • Hoover, 1991/1998
  • Terror Inc .; July 1992
  • Batman, black and white: The Devil's Children, 1996
  • Kayan, 1997
  • Shadow Line Sage

Evaluation of his work

Comic book writer Chuck Dixon, with whom Zaffino worked on The Punisher and Winter World , appreciated Zaffino's craftsmanship and his style, which can exude “strength, passion and malice” . Zaffino was able to draw figures that looked dangerous and that no one would ever want to meet. Therefore, he tailored the stories to Zaffino's dark style, with which the draftsman was able to convey “both the small human moments and the big, operatic aspects of comics” .

Individual evidence

  1. Zaffino on Lambiek
  2. Spotlight on WinterWorld. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on February 21, 2013 ; Retrieved November 22, 2013 (posting a comment by Chuck Dixon on Winder World ). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Chuck Dixon Braves "Winterworld". Comic Book Resources, November 9, 2009, accessed November 22, 2013 .

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