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Carlos Meglia, the Argentine/Spanish creator of several comic and animated titles including the Japanese-animated Cybersix television series, passed away due to complications from an aortic stroke on Friday. He was 50. Meglia made his professional debut as an assistant to fellow Argentinian illustrator Oswal in 1974, but he made a name for himself by drawing his own comics and working in animation in the 1980s.
He co-created the Cybersix comic, one of his most well-known works, with his longtime collaborator Carlos Trillo in 1991. The series follows a woman, genetically created in the aftermath of experiments by a former World War II scientist, as she hunts down the scientist's other creations to survive. The Japanese anime studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS) and director Toshihiko Masuda adapted the story into a 13-episode 1999 television series that ran in Canada, Latin America, Japan, and many regions around the world. Meglia also contributed to other comic franchises such as Star Wars, Spyboy, and Elektra.
Source: The Beat
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