RicEstrada

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Cartoonist
Location Provo, Utah, United States
Introduction I was born in Havana Cuba and lived though the great depression. In 1947, at the age of 19, I was sponsored by my journalist uncle Sergio Carbo and his friend Ernest Hemingway to move to New York and study art and become a professional cartoonist. During that same period I studied creative writing at New York University for one year. My wife Loretta and I have 8 children (plus I have a daughter from a previous marriage) and 11 grand children... so far. I drew comic books for DC comics, wrote articles for Dance Magazine, Famous Artists Magazine, Spandauer Volksblatt (in German translation) and other publishers. in 1969 I joined the LDS Church and now am a high priest and teach gospel classes. This gave a spiritual structure to my hitherto restless life (I'd lived for years in Europe, the Greek Islands, the Middle East, Mexico and North Africa). The Gospel at last lent me a solid eternal perspective I am now mostly retired and living in Utah, writing novels, goofy letters to my grandchildren, and illustrating one or two books a year. Life is a wonder, and it gets better every year, in spite of aging and frail health. Viva la vida! Long live life!
Interests Swimming, Gymnastics, walking by the sea, music, movies
Favorite Music jazz, classical