Acevedo Fernández de Paredes, Juan
|Birthname||Juan Demetrio Acevedo Fernández de Paredes|
|born on||27 November 1949 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )|
|Place||Pueblo Libre, Peru, 12s05, 77w04|
|Timezone||-05 h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°39' 02°32 Asc. 07°41'|
Peruvian cartoonist famous for his iconic character "El Cuy" which he created in May 1977. El Cuy is a guinea pig, a kind of rodent. The comic strip was first published in November 1979 in the newspaper "La Calle" and then in "El Diario" in 1980. Unlike the more anodyne Disney menagerie, Juan Acevedo's animal characters have their genitalia fully exposed.
He was a professor of art history at the universities where he had studied (1971-1972), Curator at the Museum of Art and History of the UNMSM (1972-1973) and Director of the Regional School of Fine Arts of Ayacucho (1974-1975). In 1978, Acevedo published Para hacer historietas ("How to make comic strips"), a book republished and translated numerous times, and the first of its kind written in Spanish.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. (Wikipedia has 26 November in error).
- Vocation : Art : Cartoonist
- Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
- Vocation : Education : Administrator
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Writers : How To .... (Draw cartoons)
- Vocation : Writers : Humor
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("El Cuy")