Carlos Sampayo is an Argentine writer best known for his work in comics, particularly in collaboration with artist JosU Mu oz. aThe writer Carlos Sampayo is best known for the disturbing stories he made with artist JosU Mu oz. Sampayo met Mu oz in Spain after he fled from the military junta. They created 'Joe's Bar' (short stories about clients of a cafU in New York), 'Alack Sinner' (a hard-boiled detective in the style of film-noir), 'Jeu de Lumiores', 'Billie Holiday' and other stories. Sampayo also worked with Oscar Zarate, Jorge Schiaffino and Solano L pez. Sampayo's work is unusually mature for the world of comics, because of its grimness. The expressionistic black and white drawing style of JosU Mu oz is the perfect form for these stories, which are not depressing because there's always some way out of the misery.
"You can see very clearly why Mu oz and Sampayo have had such an inspirational effect on comics creators around the world (most notably in the USA on Keith Giffen and Frank Miller) but they remain unequalled, and The Age of Innocence is titanic, memorable work." --Woodrow Phoenix, The Slings and Arrows Graphic Novel Guide