Jorge “Jordi” Longarón was a Spanish comic book artist. Renowned for his romance comics as well as his war and western comics, his most important contribution to comics was the creation of the US newspaper strip Friday Foster with Jim Lawrence. It was one of the first U.S. newspaper strips to feature an African-American heroine (although it was predated by Jackie Ormes’ Torchy Brown). In the UK his work was associated with romance comics, appearing most famously in Serenade, although he also drew for Valentine, Roxy and Marilyn, however he also painted covers for Commando, Battle and War Picture Library. He died in 2019.
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