Sargento Morales by Juan Clemen
'Sargento Morales, de la Gendarmeria Nacional'

Juan Clémen was an Argentinian artist who worked on comics during the 1950s and 1960s. He drew adventure stories for magazines like Poncho Negro and Ping-Pong, and participated in the publishing activities of his cartoonist brother, Carlos Clémen.

Clémen brothers
Born in Buenos Aires, Juan Clémen was the brother of Carlos Clémen and Jose María Clémen, who both had prominent careers in comics and illustration. Juan joined his brothers in their work for the Argentinian comic industry, but his output remained limited. In 1949, both Juan and José helped their brother Carlos with his Estudios Clémen correspondence course in cartooning. They also worked for Carlos Clémen's self-published comic magazine, Suspenso, for which Juan drew 'El Tigre de los Mares' (1949).

Comic book work
In 1952, he was one of the artists drawing the crime feature 'Sargento Morales, de la Gendarmeria Nacional' for Ping-Pong magazine. Other artists for this series were his brother José and Enrique Meier. In the western comic Poncho Negro, Juan Clémen drew serials like 'Barracuda' (1953) and 'Las Aventuras de Quique', the latter written by González Bruni. With his brother José, Juan Clémen also worked for the comic books published by Editorial Manuel Láinez/EDMAL in the late 1950s, such as Bala de Plata. In 1966, Juan Clémen was present in the obscure Boing magazine by Mar Editora (1966). He appeared in at least the first issue, as the artist of the self-contained story 'Rescate Interplanetario', written by Raúl J. Parera.

Further artistic activities by Juan Clémen are unknown.

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