The cartoonist Francisco Martín Morales has died this Saturday at the age of 76, as reported by the Ideal newspaper, where he began working as a graphic humorist. “We have lost a genius who made our province his home. Rest in peace, master”, he has indicated through your Twitter profile the mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca.
“If politicians play dumb”, cartoonists get serious”
Known as Martínmorales, this cartoonist and humorist was born in Almería in 1946 and has lived in Granada, where he has developed all his creative work and where he lived after studying Journalism in Madrid.
In the 70’s he began his collaborations in several newspapers such as the Nuevo Diario; Daily World; the Barcelona World magazine; On Thursday, and on the OTR news agency.
Later he participated, also as a collaborator, in the foundation of the magazine Por Favor and later worked in Grupo Z, where he published his jokes, both in magazines and newspapers. Since 1994 he collaborated in the ABC newspaper and since 2010 in republic.es.
Francisco Martín Morales exhibited his work at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and was awarded various prizes, such as the Valencia Humor Olympiad and the Mingote Prize.
He is the author of several books of graphic humor, among which “La España de Martinmorales” and “La Guerra de los golfos” stand out.
Since May 2007 he has been a member of the Granada Academy of Fine Arts.