Comics, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Sci-Fi

Enrique Alcatena – Mindless Ones

Enrique Alcatena (born 26 February 1957) is an Argentine comic book artist. He is known as Quique Alcatena in his native country and Latin America.

A self-taught artist, Alcatena began his career in the 1970s as assistant of Chiche Medrano, working for Argentine publisher Ediciones Récord; his first signed work appeared in the magazine Pif Pif in 1976. In 1982 he started to work for the children’s magazine Anteojito where his work was mostly surreal fantasy full of mythology. Starting from the late 1970s, Alcatena also collaborate with Briths comics publishers, including DC Thomson. English -language works by Alcatena include several historical magazines and the science fiction/fantasy series Starblazer.

In the 1980s, his works also appeared in Argentine magazines such as Skorpio: series for which he provided art include El Mago, written by Ricardo Barreiro, and Merlin, written by Robin Wood, as well as numerous series and single stories written by Eduardo Mazzitelli, a writer he would collaborate with numerous times during his career. Many of these collaborations were published directly in Italian by Eura Editoriale magazines Lanciostory and Skorpio.

After drawing for DC Comics and annual of Adventures of Superman (1987) and the miniseries Hawkworld (1989), in the following decade he worked again for DC and other American comic publishers including Marvel and Dark Horse. Among several other titles, he illustrated issues of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Adventures of Superman, Conan the Savage, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus and Other Stories.