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22nd Aug '13 12:21:26 AM PaulA
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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with Creator/MarkEvanier.

Many have claimed that Sergio is the fastest cartoonist in the world today, a skill he demonstrates with sketches at his live appearances. He has been honored with every major award in the field of comic-book art, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he's also getting on in years and he's had to slow down his production to a small degree.
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!!Works Sergio has contributed to with their own trope pages include:

* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': Creator, co-writer, artist.
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': Prolific contributing cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''
* ''Series/TVsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'': Sergio created an AnimatedCreditsOpening sequence for the show involving backstage workers, an elephant and a marching band; as well as bumpers and transition scenes involving the workers.
* ''Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews'': For a short time he drew a "How many X can you spot in this picture?" type of feature for them.
* ''[[Comicbook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson Comics]]'' by Creator/BongoComics.
* ''Sergio Aragonés Funnies'', also published by Bongo. Gags and autobiographical stories.
* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': Sergio contributed a story idea once and inked a (different) story once for this otherwise solo comic by ''Groo'' letterer Stan Sakai.

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!!Tropes exhibited by Sergio and/or his works include:

* AuthorAvatar: Often appears as himself doing the introductions to his comic book work, and sometimes together with his collaborators as well (e.g. ''Groo'''s co-writer Mark Evanier, letterer Stan Sakai, and colorist Tom Luth).
* BadassMoustache
* BloodlessCarnage
* CastOfSnowflakes: Varies by work. In crowd scenes, Sergio makes every effort to give everyone a unique appearance (which is ''very'' hard with his art style), although in his shorts you see characters reused very often.
* CoolOldGuy: Very much so.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Most easily seen in his "Drawn Out Dramas" in the margins of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' magazine, but also appears frequently in crowd shots.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sergio likes to sneak penises and bare-breasted women into some of his background scenes, particularly ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer''. Given the cartoonish style of his work, it's more comedic than titillating.
* JustAStupidAccent: Whenever Sergio addresses readers in his comics (see ObfuscatingStupidity, below).
* NoDialogueEpisode: His "A Mad Look At..." segments for ''Mad'' almost never use dialogue.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Whenever Sergio addresses the reader in his comics, he "speaks" with a [[JustAStupidAccent heavily-accented pidgin English]], even though he's fluently multilingual in RealLife. Unfortunately, sometimes he gets booked for events by people who think he ''really'' doesn't speak English... and hire a translator as a result. Sergio ends up feigning his non-English to avoid embarrassing his hosts and so that the translator would be paid.
* SignatureStyle
* SilenceIsGolden: Sergio is a master of this, especially evident by his works in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''.
** Parodied in one of [=MAD's=] anniversary issues, when they claimed that he wrote an entire treastise on nuclear weaponry that was their all-time most wordy article. They further claimed that he stopped when he discovered that they did not pay by the word.
** Also parodied when they issued a "correction" revealing that, by accident, the speech bubbles had been omitted from his comics for the past several decades and that they hoped to fix the problem soon.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Sergio's dog Rufferto inspired Groo's dog of the same name, and is drawn identically in AuthorAvatar or autobiographical sequences from ''Groo'' and other books. A few other ''Groo'' characters are modeled after real people: ActionGirl Chakaal is based on Sergio's wife Charlene, and Weaver and Scribe are based on Mark Evanier and Stan Sakai.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sergio-aragones_8330.jpg]]

Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with Creator/MarkEvanier.

Many have claimed that Sergio is the fastest cartoonist in the world today, a skill he demonstrates with sketches at his live appearances. He has been honored with every major award in the field of comic-book art, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he's also getting on in years and he's had to slow down his production to a small degree.
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!!Works Sergio has contributed to with their own trope pages include:

* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': Creator, co-writer, artist.
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': Prolific contributing cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''
* ''Series/TVsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'': Sergio created an AnimatedCreditsOpening sequence for the show involving backstage workers, an elephant and a marching band; as well as bumpers and transition scenes involving the workers.
* ''Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews'': For a short time he drew a "How many X can you spot in this picture?" type of feature for them.
* ''[[Comicbook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson Comics]]'' by Creator/BongoComics.
* ''Sergio Aragonés Funnies'', also published by Bongo. Gags and autobiographical stories.
* ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': Sergio contributed a story idea once and inked a (different) story once for this otherwise solo comic by ''Groo'' letterer Stan Sakai.

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!!Tropes exhibited by Sergio and/or his works include:

* AuthorAvatar: Often appears as himself doing the introductions to his comic book work, and sometimes together with his collaborators as well (e.g. ''Groo'''s co-writer Mark Evanier, letterer Stan Sakai, and colorist Tom Luth).
* BadassMoustache
* BloodlessCarnage
* CastOfSnowflakes: Varies by work. In crowd scenes, Sergio makes every effort to give everyone a unique appearance (which is ''very'' hard with his art style), although in his shorts you see characters reused very often.
* CoolOldGuy: Very much so.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Most easily seen in his "Drawn Out Dramas" in the margins of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' magazine, but also appears frequently in crowd shots.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sergio likes to sneak penises and bare-breasted women into some of his background scenes, particularly ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer''. Given the cartoonish style of his work, it's more comedic than titillating.
* JustAStupidAccent: Whenever Sergio addresses readers in his comics (see ObfuscatingStupidity, below).
* NoDialogueEpisode: His "A Mad Look At..." segments for ''Mad'' almost never use dialogue.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Whenever Sergio addresses the reader in his comics, he "speaks" with a [[JustAStupidAccent heavily-accented pidgin English]], even though he's fluently multilingual in RealLife. Unfortunately, sometimes he gets booked for events by people who think he ''really'' doesn't speak English... and hire a translator as a result. Sergio ends up feigning his non-English to avoid embarrassing his hosts and so that the translator would be paid.
* SignatureStyle
* SilenceIsGolden: Sergio is a master of this, especially evident by his works in ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''.
** Parodied in one of [=MAD's=] anniversary issues, when they claimed that he wrote an entire treastise on nuclear weaponry that was their all-time most wordy article. They further claimed that he stopped when he discovered that they did not pay by the word.
** Also parodied when they issued a "correction" revealing that, by accident, the speech bubbles had been omitted from his comics for the past several decades and that they hoped to fix the problem soon.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Sergio's dog Rufferto inspired Groo's dog of the same name, and is drawn identically in AuthorAvatar or autobiographical sequences from ''Groo'' and other books. A few other ''Groo'' characters are modeled after real people: ActionGirl Chakaal is based on Sergio's wife Charlene, and Weaver and Scribe are based on Mark Evanier and Stan Sakai.
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19th Aug '13 7:43:40 PM kchishol
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Many have claimed that Sergio is the fastest cartoonist in the world today, a skill he demonstrates with sketches at his live appearances. He has been honored with every major award in the field of comic-book art, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he's also getting on in years and he's had to slow his production to small degree.

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Many have claimed that Sergio is the fastest cartoonist in the world today, a skill he demonstrates with sketches at his live appearances. He has been honored with every major award in the field of comic-book art, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he's also getting on in years and he's had to slow down his production to a small degree.
19th Aug '13 7:43:13 PM kchishol
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Many have claimed that Sergio is the fastest cartoonist in the world today, a skill he demonstrates with sketches at his live appearances. He has been honored with every major award in the field of comic-book art, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.

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Many have claimed that Sergio is the fastest cartoonist in the world today, a skill he demonstrates with sketches at his live appearances. He has been honored with every major award in the field of comic-book art, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he's also getting on in years and he's had to slow his production to small degree.
18th Jun '13 1:30:58 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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* ''TVsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'': Sergio created an AnimatedCreditsOpening sequence for the show involving backstage workers, an elephant and a marching band; as well as bumpers and transition scenes involving the workers.

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* ''TVsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'': ''Series/TVsBloopersAndPracticalJokes'': Sergio created an AnimatedCreditsOpening sequence for the show involving backstage workers, an elephant and a marching band; as well as bumpers and transition scenes involving the workers.
24th Mar '13 12:14:35 PM MarkLungo
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* ''[[Comicbook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson Comics]]'' by BongoComics.

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* ''[[Comicbook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson Comics]]'' by BongoComics.Creator/BongoComics.
20th Dec '12 1:48:36 PM PatPayne
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Whenever Sergio addresses the reader in his comics, he "speaks" with a [[JustAStupidAccent heavily-accented pidgin English]], even though he's fluently multilingual in RealLife. Unfortunately, sometimes he gets booked for events by people who think he ''really'' doesn't speak English... and hire a translator as a result. Sergio ends up feigning his non-English to avoid embarrassing his hosts.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Whenever Sergio addresses the reader in his comics, he "speaks" with a [[JustAStupidAccent heavily-accented pidgin English]], even though he's fluently multilingual in RealLife. Unfortunately, sometimes he gets booked for events by people who think he ''really'' doesn't speak English... and hire a translator as a result. Sergio ends up feigning his non-English to avoid embarrassing his hosts.hosts and so that the translator would be paid.
31st Aug '12 10:14:15 AM PaulA
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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with MarkEvanier.

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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with MarkEvanier.
Creator/MarkEvanier.
1st Jul '12 7:54:55 PM PaulA
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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with MarkEvanier.

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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''GrooTheWanderer'', ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with MarkEvanier.



* ''GrooTheWanderer'': Creator, co-writer, artist.
* Magazine/{{MAD}}: Prolific contributing cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''

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* ''GrooTheWanderer'': ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'': Creator, co-writer, artist.
* Magazine/{{MAD}}: ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': Prolific contributing cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''



* ''WeeklyWorldNews'': For a short time he drew a "How many X can you spot in this picture?" type of feature for them.

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* ''WeeklyWorldNews'': ''Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews'': For a short time he drew a "How many X can you spot in this picture?" type of feature for them.



* ''UsagiYojimbo'': Sergio contributed a story idea once and inked a (different) story once for this otherwise solo comic by ''Groo'' letterer Stan Sakai.

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* ''UsagiYojimbo'': ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'': Sergio contributed a story idea once and inked a (different) story once for this otherwise solo comic by ''Groo'' letterer Stan Sakai.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sergio likes to sneak penises and bare-breasted women into some of his background scenes, particularly ''GrooTheWanderer''. Given the cartoonish style of his work, it's more comedic than titillating.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Sergio likes to sneak penises and bare-breasted women into some of his background scenes, particularly ''GrooTheWanderer''.''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer''. Given the cartoonish style of his work, it's more comedic than titillating.
30th Jun '12 5:32:03 PM FELH2
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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''MadMagazine''; and the comic book ''GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with MarkEvanier.

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Sergio Aragonés is an American cartoonist, originally born in Spain and raised in Mexico, best known for two things: his prolific contributions to ''MadMagazine''; ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''; and the comic book ''GrooTheWanderer'', which he created, draws, and co-writes with MarkEvanier.



* MadMagazine: Prolific contributing cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''

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* MadMagazine: Magazine/{{MAD}}: Prolific contributing cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''



* AuthorAvatar: Often appears as himself doing the introductions to his comic book work, and sometimes together with his collaborators as well (e.g. ''Groo'''s co-writer Mark Evanier, letterer Stan Sakai, and colorist Tom Luth).

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* AuthorAvatar: Often appears as himself doing the introductions to his comic book work, and sometimes together with his collaborators as well (e.g. ''Groo'''s co-writer Mark Evanier, letterer Stan Sakai, and colorist Tom Luth).



* SilenceIsGolden: Sergio is a master of this, especially evident by his works in ''MadMagazine''.

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* SilenceIsGolden: Sergio is a master of this, especially evident by his works in ''MadMagazine''.''Magazine/{{MAD}}''.
28th May '12 9:23:55 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* MadMagazine: Prolific contributing cartoonist.

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* MadMagazine: Prolific contributing cartoonist.cartoonist, best known for ''"A MAD Look at..."'' and ''"Drawn-Out Dramas"''
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