Spanish comic artist Trini is an iconic Jinty creator; her sharp lines lend themselves well to mean girls (Stacey in ‘The Slave of Form 3B’) and to humour (The Zodiac Prince). She has illustrated some true classics – ‘Creepy Crawley’ and ‘The Slave of Form 3B’ in particular – but whether drawing a one-shot Gypsy Rose story or a longer arc that gives her free rein with mad eyes and grins, her distinctive style is always a delight to see. She seems particularly good at brunettes with snapping glares, but her happy-go-lucky Zodiac Prince, one of the few male protagonists in a Jinty story, is also a memorable character.
Some of her stories are signed, such as this page from ‘Sisters At War!’ – a small neat signature in the very bottom left of the page that would be easy to miss. Even without that, it would be hard to avoid a contented recognition of her beautiful artwork on first sight.
She is widely-published in Continental Europe, with long-running strips and short one-offs in Dutch comic Tina and in German magazine Biggi. Sadly though her name never became famous in this country in the way her artwork really deserves.
Her official website has text in English and Spanish.
List of Jinty stories attributable to Trini Tinturé:
- Battle of the Wills (1977)
- Cinderella Smith (1975)
- Creepy Crawley (1977)
- The Disappearing Dolphin (1979)
- Food for Fagin (1981)
- Freda’s Fortune (1981; summary page)
- Mimi Seeks a Mistress (complete story)
- The Mystery of Martine (1976-77; summary page)
- The Perfect Princess (1980)
- Prisoners of Paradise Island (1974; summary page)
- Sisters at War! (1976)
- The Slave of Form 3B (1976) (summary page)
- A Spell of Trouble (1980)
- Too Old to Cry! (1975)
- The Zodiac Prince (1978)