Alberto Giolitti

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Alberto Giolitti
Born (1923-11-14)November 14, 1923
Died April 15, 1993(1993-04-15) (aged 69)
Nationality Italian (naturalized American)
Area(s) Artist

Alberto Giolitti (November 14, 1923 - April 15, 1993) was an Italian-American comic book artist.

He was born in Rome, where his family held (and still hold) one of the most famous café, Giolitti, where he also worked for a while. He debuted as artist for Il Vittorioso in the late 1940s. After World War II, Giolitti moved to South America, where he worked for Editorial Lainez and Columba of Buenos Aires. After three years of stay in that country, he was able to move to his originary destination, the United States: here he became a mainstay of Western/Dell Publishing, for which he pencilled numerous characters, including Indian Chief, Tonto, Cisco Kid, Turok, Gunsmoke.

After having obtained the American citizenship, in 1960 he returned to Italy, although continuing to collaborate with Western and other US and British publishers. Series he worked on in this period include also Gold Key Comics' Star Trek. For the same company he drew a King Kong adaptation. In Rome he established a popular studio of comics artists, called Studio Giolitti after him.

In 1986 he realized a long science-fiction story, "Cinque anni dopo" ("Five Years Later"), and from the late 1980s he finished several stories of the main Italian comics western character, Tex Willer.

Alberto Giolitti died in Rome.

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