Emanuele Taglietti

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Emanuele Taglietti
Emanuele Taglietti - Lucca Comics & Games 2018 01.jpg
Emanuele Taglietti at Lucca Comics & Games 2018
Known forIllustration; painting

Emanuele Taglietti (born 1943)[1] is an Italian illustrator, mostly known for his covers for digest-sized, adult comics whose themes were sex, violence, and horror.


Emanuele Taglietti was born in 1943 in Ferrara, of the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.[1] His father, Otello, was a painter and a decorator. In the 1960s, Otello Taglietti worked as a set designer on movies made by his cousin, acclaimed director Michelangelo Antonioni, often taking Emanuele with him on the set.[1]

After attending a local art school, Emanuele Taglietti studied design at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography, in Rome. He worked as a decorator and an assistant director for around thirty movies, including Federico Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits, Dino Risi's Dirty Weekend, and others.[1]

By the early 1970s, the popularity in Italy of the digest-sized fumetti comics, whose themes were mostly sex, violence, and horror, was at its peak.[2] Taglietti moved on to work as an illustrator for Edifumetto, the biggest publisher of fumetti in Italy. He painted more than 500 covers for such books as Zora the Vampire, Sukia, Mafia, 44 Magnum[3] and Wallestein the Monster.

At the time, Taglietti would often paint more than ten covers every month for Renzo Barbieri's publishing house. By the end of the 1980s, the comics' popularity started to weaken, and Taglietti left Edifumetto to work as an oil painter, as well as an evening-class teacher in decoration and the conservation of murals. In 2000, he retired from teaching, continuing to work as murals and watercolour painter.[1] In 2016 he started painting comic covers again for a company called Annexia[4][5] as well doing the odd illustration job.


The covers of Sex and Horror, illustrated by Taglietti.
  • Taglietti, Emanuele (1 April 2015). Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti. Korero Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0957664944.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Sex And Horror - The Art of Emanuele Taglietti, Korero Press, 2015, ISBN 9780957664944
  2. ^ Castaldi, Simone. Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s; University Press of Mississippi; 2012; ISBN 978-1617033254
  3. ^ "Emanuele Taglietti Interview". Korero Press.
  4. ^ "Vintagerotika di Annexia". Annexia.
  5. ^ "Emanuele Taglietti Interview". Korero Press.

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