The graphic humorist Francisco Martín Morales (Carataunas, Almeria, 1946) has died today at the age of 76, according to advances the newspaper Ideal. The cartoonist was dragging the aftermath of a serious accident suffered on a farm he owned in 2010, when a cypress tree he was felling caused him serious injuries. He underwent life-or-death brain surgery and was hospitalized for seven months at the Traumatology Hospital in Granada.
He worked, since the 70s, in various media such as New dairy, daily world, Magazine World of Barcelona, Thursday and at the OTR agency. He was a contributor to the magazine Please, Interview and the daily ABC. “We have lost a genius who made our province his home. Rest in peace teacher ”, the mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, has indicated on his Twitter profile.
Francisco Martín Morales ―professionally known as Martinmorales― held exhibitions of his work at UNESCO in Paris and received various awards, including the Valencia Humor Olympiad and the Mingote.
He is the author of several books of graphic humor, among which are The Spain of Martinmorales Y the gulf war. In 2007 he was appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Granadaa. This year, his family donated the cartoonist’s work to the University of Granada (UGR), a legacy that included around 15,000 originals.