G. I. Joe: died, Hector Garrido, the designer of the artwork of the figures
Hector Garrido, the artist who produced the artwork of historical action figures, G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero (that is, the ones that made a fine show in the Eighties), has died at the age of 92 years.
According to Tim Finn of A Real American Book!, Garrido died peacefully in his sleep on April 19.
Garrido, born in Argentina, studied art in Buenos Aires before emigrating to the United States. His career began in the ’50s, and in addition to his work on G. I. Joe, the curriculum vitae of Garrido includes The Three Investigators, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew and Baroness, as well as the cover, the “Astronauts” of 1969 for Time magazine.
Since about 2000, had gone into semi-retirement, painting devotional subjects. Now he was retired.
Some of the original art works Garrido remain in sale on his Flickr page, which is managed by a friend, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go directly to his family.
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