Gian Luigi Bonelli

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Giovanni Luigi Bonelli (Milan, December 22, 1908 – Alessandria, January 12, 2001) was an Italian comic book author and writer, best remembered as the co-creator of Tex Willer in 1948, together with artist Aurelio Galleppini.

In 1948 he create Occhio Cupo and Tex Willer (both drawn by Galleppini). He wrote several early epizodes of Zagor (#6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14). Bonelli remained to supervise the production of Tex until his death. His son Sergio Bonelli was also a comic book writer, as well as the publisher of comics.

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