Walter Molino

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Walter Molino
Walter molino by joe zattere.jpg
Born (1915-11-05)5 November 1915
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Died 8 December 1997(1997-12-08) (aged 82)
Milan, Italy
Occupation Comics artist

Walter Molino (5 November 1915 – 8 December 1997) was an Italian comics artist and illustrator.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Reggio Emilia, Molino made his professional debut as illustrator and caricaturist in 1935, collaborating with the newspaper Il Popolo d'Italia and the children's magazines Il Monello and L'Intrepido.[1] In 1936 he started working for the satirical magazine Bertoldo, and in 1938 he debuted as a comic artist with the series Virus, il mago della Foresta Morta, with texts of Federico Pedrocchi.[1] Still with Pedrocchi he created the comics series Capitan l'Audace for the magazine L'Audace, Maschera Bianca, and a number of other characters.[1]

Since 1941 Molino became the official cover-illustrator of La Domenica del Corriere, succeeding to Achille Beltrame.[1][2] He also collaborated with the women's magazine Grand Hotel, as cover-illustrator and artist of "cineromanzi", i.e. comic stories, generally of romantic or melodramatic genre, whose comic characters resembled famous film actors.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Franco Fossati. Dizionario Illustrato del Fumetto. Mondadori, 1992. ISBN 8804355441. 
  2. ^ a b Nello Ajello (9 December 1997). "Quell'Italia profumata di cronaca". La Repubblica. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ludina Barzini. Walter Molino: cinquant'anni di attività. Comune di Milano, 1986. 
  • Oreste Del Buono. Walter Molino: 60 anni tra cronaca e arte. Ed. L'Agrifoglio, 1995.