Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from American National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 August 2019

Arriola, Gustavo Montanolocked

(17 July 1917–02 February 2008)
  • Robert C. Harvey


Arriola, Gustavo Montano (17 July 1917–02 February 2008), cartoonist, was born in Florence, Arizona, the son of Aquiles Arriola, a general store owner who had come to the United States in 1894 from the hacienda of Espiritu Arriola in Hermosillo, Sonara, Mexico, and Petra Montano. The Arriolas moved in 1925 to Los Angeles, and Gus attended Manual Arts High School, where he took art courses and drew cartoons for the school newspaper. After graduating in 1935, he enrolled in an animation course and subsequently found a job with the Charles Mintz Studio. In August 1937 he went to work for MGM, starting as an inbetweener, a person who draws frames connecting action in animation, and ultimately joined the story department as a sketchman, visualizing elements of an animated cartoon as the writers talked through the plot....

Access to the complete content on American National Biography requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.