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Jose Ortiz

Real Name
José Ortiz Moya
José Ortiz; Jose Moya


Date of Birth
September 1, 1932

Date of Death
December 23, 2013

Place of Birth
Cartagena, Spain

Place of Death
Valencia, Spain

First publication


Personal History

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Professional History

José Ortiz Moya (born September 1, 1932, Cartagena) is a Spanish comics artist, best known for several collaborations with Antonio Segura, such as the series Hombre.


José Ortiz Moya career began at an early age, winning an artistic tournament held by the Spanish magazine Chicos. After a period of making pocket sized comics, he created the series Sigur el Vikingo and Johnny Fogata in 1959, and Carolynn Baker for the English newspaper Daily Express in 1962.

Ortiz joined Warren Publishing in 1974 due to his connections with the Valencia studio of Selecciones Illustrada. He would remain with Warren until 1983 and drew more stories for that company (approximately 120) than any other artist.[2] His work included the series Apocalypse, Night of the Jackass and Coffin in Eerie, as well as Pantha in Vampirella and numerous stand alone stories. Ortiz would also draw Vampirella herself in issues 35 and 36 of that title. He won the award for 'Best All Around Artist' at Warren in 1974. A sample of Jose Ortiz's work, from Eerie #65Following this period in the U.S. comics industry making horror comics, he returned to Spain and formed a lasting and fertile working partnership with Antonio Segura in 1981, initiated by the serial publication of Hombre, a post-apocalyptic saga, in the magazine Cimoc.

By 1983, Ortiz and Segura joined with several other artists including Leopold Sánchez, Manfred Sommer and Jordi Bernet, to form the short-lived publishing house Metropol with the artists' interest in mind, responsible for three comics magazines, Metropol, Mocambo and KO cómics.

During the 1980s Ortiz also produced work for a number of British publications including The Tower King and The House of Daemon for Eagle and The Thirteenth Floor for Scream!.

In addition to the continued run of Hombre, Ortiz and Segura created Ives and Las Mil Caras de Jack el Destripador (The Thousand Faces of Jack the Ripper) the following years, later renaming Ives to Morgan. In 1987, they began the humorous sci-fi series Burton & Cyb, followed in 1990 by the series Juan el Largo.

Since 1993, Ortiz has focused on the Italian comics market, illustrating stories for Tex Willer, Ken Parker and Magico Vento.

Art Credits





  • Last of the Really Great, All-American Joy Juice - 1984 1 (1978)
  • The Last of the Red Hot Lovers - 1984 2 (1978)
  • Squeezin's! - 1984 3 (1978)
  • The Harvest - 1984 3 (1978)
  • The Last War... ...Of the Worlds! - 1984 4 (1978)
  • The Greatest Hero of Time and Space! - 1984 5 (1979)
  • The Warhawks - 1984 6 (1979)
  • Freeze A Jolly Good Fellow! - 1984 7 (1979)
  • The Little Spaceship That Could! - 1984 10 (1979)
  • The Jewels of Aracknid - 1994 11 (1980)
  • The Crop! - 1994 13 (1980)
  • The Benevolence! - 1994 14 (1980)
  • Mad Amy - 1994 17 (1981)
  • kid rust - 1994 17 (1981)

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