I’ve just stumbled across a site of Spanish war comics, portraying stories set during the Napoleonic Wars.
One particular comic, called Soldados, really tickled my fancy. I didn’t have to be able to read Spanish to get the sense of it, and particularly the rather apt (for our hobby) punchline. You can download it as a PDF from here:
Here’s a sample of one of the pages from Soldados. As you can see, the artwork is of a very high standard – certainly much more detailed and ‘artistic’ than the British WW2 war comics I used to devour avidly as a kid.
By the way, if those dragoons in the above picture had been from the 12th rather than the 6th, that trumpeter could’ve been my great-great-great-great-grandfather who really was the staff trumpeter in Napoleon’s 12th Dragoons.
Here’s one more page. I especially love the doughty French grenadiers!
And here’s another of the comics, this one telling the story of the Battle of Vitoria: http://www.forohistoria.com/tebeos/batallavitoria.pdf
This is in a totally different style from the previous comic, but just as artistic. And it would also be a great source of colour ideas for painting Peninsula War figures.Check out the sample page below, for example.
DIBUJANTES: José Luis Salinas y Adolfo Usero
GUIÓN: Felipe Hernández Cava
Ikusager Ediciones Vitoria 1985