Franco Saudelli

Italian cartoonist. Franco Saudelli
Saudelli uses a fluent, elegant, sophisticated style

Franco Saudelli (born in Latina, Lazio, 4 August 1952) is an Italian cartoonist. He established himself as an erotic comic strip designer or at least with a transgressive connotation, mainly “tied” to bondage and fetish addressed to the female foot. Saudelli’s design mainly plays with stockings, stilettos, feet and ropes. In Rome he collaborated with Giovanna Casotto, sentimentally linked with her for four years.

Born on 4 August 1952 in Latina he graduated from an art high school. Among his first collaborations, the one with Studio Giolitti (directed by Alberto Giolitti) should be mentioned, where he collaborates with Ugolino Cossu and Massimo Rotundo.

After abandoning the study, a fruitful collaboration with Eura Editoriale began in 1978, creating the drawings for comics published in the magazine Lanciostory, mostly free stories, a collaboration that will continue until 1984 [1]. For Eura he realizes not only a large number of short stories, but also two long series: Wolfland Man, a comic strip set in a hypothetical Nazi-style future on texts by Riccardo Barreiro and Endless Day, another science-fiction comic but post-set -apocalyptic on texts by Michele Gazarri; these series written by other authors do not allow him to dwell too much on the issues most dear to him. The stories of this period do not have a uniform style and one can see how the author is looking for a personal sign.

While still publishing short stories for Eura, Saudelli finds hospitality in the pages of the newborn magazine Orient Express where he publishes Iberland, based on texts by Ottavio De Angelis, a story of apocalyptic science fiction where in the near future a new glaciation has made the planet earth unlivable but legends tell of the Palace of the Sun a place where the ice has not extended its borders. Later he publishes, always with Barreiro, Wolfland’s daughter, an ideal sequel to the series born on the pages of Lanciostory before creating, again on Orient Express, a character of his own who also creates screenplays, Otto Zaccaria Porfiri very human private detective and realistic modeled on the features of Orson Welles of which he designed 7 stories published from 1984 to 1994 in the magazines Orient Express, Comic Art, Nova Express, Diva and Nero.

In fact, at the closing of Orient Express, a magazine with a short life of just 30 issues, Saudelli began to collaborate with the magazine Comic Art, at the time one of the most interesting magazines and which hosted some of the greatest Italian designers of the period including Andrea Pazienza after the interruption of the collaboration with Frigidaire.

Franco Saudelli@Roma Comics & Games 2013

Franco Saudelli@Roma Comics & Games 2013

For the new magazine he realizes the comic strip In our image, on texts by Ottavio De Angelis, an original parable about human nature and the ambiguous relationship between man and robot that could be established in a hypothetical future, thus resulting in a science fiction comic very close to our days as the one that runs through his next character, and certainly the most famous, the embarrassed and sensual thief known by the name of La Bionda, loosely based on the actress Kathleen Turner, who makes her debut for the magazine Comic Art on the number 31 of March 1987 and gives him the opportunity to fully express his passion for fetish and bondage. The character of La Bionda is created by Saudelli precisely in order to have fun drawing what he loves most, bondage situations in all its variations. Despite this, the character is not particularly erotic, the stories are very ironic and playful and the situations are never very perverse, managing to obtain such an appreciation that drives the author to an international level. Speaking of his character, in an interview, Saudelli pointed out, exaggerating a little, that La Bionda represented for him: “the most sublime stupidity! The plot of the stories of La Bionda is so specious that I still enjoy hearing what the critics think or thought of it “. In 1994 Granata Press dedicated a periodic publication to the character of La Bionda, but closed its doors after just 10 issues.

On the pages of Comic Art the author will continue the Iberland saga and also, in the same magazine, will find space for the stories made in collaboration with his friend Massimo Rotundo and collected under the title of Esotica; these are six self-contained stories entitled In a moonlit night, Naufraghi, Osvaldo, Massaggi e Messaggi, O Carnavao and Eroi, five published for L’Espresso Più between 1987 and 1989 and presented again a few months later on the pages of Comic Art, the last one published directly on Comic Art; the stories are characterized by being set in different exotic locations around the world.

The collaboration with Glittering Images, a publishing house specializing in erotic publications, for which Saudelli will make numerous volumes, some of which are completely dedicated to his art, is also from the 1980s. This type of eroticism has not yet had much space in Italy.

Continuing along the road taken with La Bionda, Saudelli creates for Glamor International Magazine the character of Khina, queen of the jungle in 1987 and for Glamor Album Bizarre 2 the character of L’Apatica Matilda in 1989.

He then goes on to publish the many adventures of his many heroines in the most disparate magazines, in particular in the blue and Selen designer comic books of eroticism. The character, this time male, of Ivan Ilic, a protagonist of the grotesque episodes of Ivan Ilic and the slave masters, is also worth mentioning. From 1993 he began to collaborate with the English magazine Leg Show, whose material partly proposed in Italy by Blue.

In August 1996 he made his debut on the number 119 of Dylan Dog with the story L’occhio del gatto based on a script by Tiziano Sclavi. Later the author will collaborate several times with Sergio Bonelli Editore always drawing stories of the nightmare investigator of which he is currently part of the staff of regular designers.

In 1999 he published for the Mare Nero Editore publisher, Femmine alla corda a book of illustrations of bound and gagged women, each accompanied by a short story.

Also keen on photography, he usually takes pictures of models while taking care of the preparatory phase himself, various gags and laces, to use them as a reference for his comics but also for personal pleasure; the thing born as a passion then gave birth to an activity that was part of Saudelli that led the author to publish collections of his photos.

In 1982 he received the Albertarelli Prize for young authors, while in 1986 he was awarded the Yellow Kid Award for best Italian designer.

He was later to work with Roberto Baldazzini, Stefano Piselli and Riccardo Morrocchi creating Baldazzini & Saudelli’s Bizarreries: Book one and Book two.

Saudelli’s works appeared in several other Italian and French magazines, like Orient Express, Libération and Charlie Mensuel. In the 1980s, he started making short erotic comics for the magazines Comic Art, Glamour and Diva, sometimes in collaboration with Giovanna Casotto. Bondage and barefoot fetish scenes play a big part in the stories, for example in La Bionda, published in album format by Dargaud

Publications: Books
Porfiri, Milano, L’isola trovata, 1986
Porfiri altre storie, Milano, L’isola trovata, 1988
La bionda: colpo doppio, Milano, Comic Art, 1988
Clinica Bondage, Bologna, Granata Press, 1990
Bondage Palace. La bionda, Roma, Comic Art, 1990
Porfiri caliente, Bologna, Granata press, 1991
Porfiri nero, Bologna, Granata Press, 1992, Prefazione di Pino Cacucci
Saudelli & Friends, Femmine alla corda, Roma, Mare Nero, 1999

Brian Tarsis

Brian Tarsis is a talented and extremely versatile US artist who is from the early 1980s in the business. In the bondage and S & M scenes his works are well known.
 
The first bondage, S & M-illustrations created in 1983. More than pretty badly he talked with contract work on water, inter alia, to be on the side to be able to finance his training as a commercial artist.
 
Since Tarsis already “childhood” drew of like scruffy pictures, and he found that were published in his time no good BDSM drawings in various publications, he strode unceremoniously itself into action and applied in connection with any hip magazines with its Work. Despite all the unimaginative nonsense that was in the 70s and 80s in the “bondage shelves” was Tarsis a publisher who supported his first efforts to quality.
Thus arose in 1984 first work for a bondage magazine of Harmony. The cooperation with the publishing house opened more doors to him. Soon he was able to get a taste as editor and art director of three magazines in other areas of the house such. As video production and photo shoot. Incidentally and “necessity”, he acquired as photography, video editing and “make ropes in bondage style of”. After successful 3 1/2 years at Harmony moved to Tarshish H.O.M. There he learned the video industry know and turned around 150 video films for “London Video”.
 
1994 returned Tarsis back to the drawing board and produced albums and comics for Eros Comix and B & D Pleasures. It emerged, inter alia, “City of Dreams” and “Daphne”. After years in which he produced for others and worked, Brian is now his “own man” and adds from his home base in Seattle, the “BDSM-world”.
 
Its publication Valeria convinces in all respects. A fantasy S & M bondage story the appearance and content his talent reflects. Unfortunately, the album was released only in black and white printing.
 
Because of its working life abwechlungsreichen Tarsis has a trained eye for mood and ambience, a mature Technique and an outstanding imagery. The S & M enthusiasts it remains nothing guilty and presented his stories with sharp hardcore scenes. Tarsis moves despite the S & M-thread under and treat “cartoon characters” with respect. Even if it is “sometimes painful for the players,” Tarsis is never exaggerated brutal; otherwise as some “colleagues” from the Internet scene. In his stories bondage and S & M still remains a pleasurable, painful game between the sexes.

According to its website Tarsis has resigned abandoned because his works were a thousand times illegally copied and distributed on the Internet, without which he has also seen a dime.
 
Publications (selection):
– Valeria (2003)
– Daphne (published in 1999 by B&D Pleasures)
– City of Dreams (1996 and 2003)
– Tarsis Anthology Book 1 and 2 (short story collection published in 2001 and 2002)
– The Long Cruel Winter (published in 2002 by B&D Pleasures)
– WORMWOOD: A Gothic Tale of unrelenting horror and inexcusable perversion (published in 2002 by B&D Pleasures)
– Komic Fantasies Tray1-3 (parts thereof)
– Pain is the Best Teacher
– Anybody’s Enia
– Opal (2005)
– The Phantom of the Roxy (2006)

Horacio Altuna

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Horacio Altuna comic artist
Altuna has published more than 70 books in 20 countries.

Horacio Altuna (born November 24, 1941) is an Argentine comics artist. Very young, Altuna has a passion for drawing. It is the student’s Gianni Dalfiume, who encouraged him to take a serious interest in comics. His line is both realistic and cartoonish. In the world of erotic comics, he attended through publications in Playboy magazine, he recalls Milo Manara, with more humor. Since 1982 he lives and works in Spain. In 1986, he received the Yellow Kid. Horacio Altuna now lives in Sitges, Barcelona. He is married and has three children.
Born in Córdoba, Altuna made his debut in the comics world in 1965 for publisher Editorial Columbia. His first characters were Titan, a Superman-like superhero, Kabul de Bengala (1971, written by Héctor Germán Oesterheld and Armando Fernández among others), Big Norman, Hilario Corvalán and others.

From 1973 to 1976 Altuna collaborated with Fleetway, Ediciones Record, Charlton Comics, Playboy and the French Les Humanoïdes Associés.

In July 1975, in the daily newspaper El Clarín, Altuna with writer Carlos Trillo created the journalist character Hugo Chávez, best known as El loco Chavez, one of the Argentine most popular comics strips. Also with Trillo Altuna has drawn the series Charlie Moon and Las puertitas del señor López.

In 1982 Altuna moved to Sitges, Spain, drawing stories for the Editorial Toutain and short erotic stories for Playboy. As of February 2005, he has published the comic strip Familia Tipo in the newspaper El Periódico.

Award: 1986 – Yellow Kid and Gran Guinigi prize for Best Foreign Author

Self-taught artist Horacio Altuna made his debut in Argentina in 1965. He began a longtime collaboration with the publishing house Colomba in Buenos Aires in 1967, where he co-created characters like ‘Big Norman’ (with writer Robin Wood), ‘Hilario Corvalan’ (with Sergio Almendre), ‘Los Cuzados’ and ‘Kabul’ (with Hector German Oesterheld). In addition, he worked for the publishers Quinterno, Abril and Atlantida, as well as the Fleetway group in London. In 1975, he created the series ‘El Loco Chavez’ with the writer Carlos Trillo in the daily Clarin. The strip was a huge success, and was adapted for TV and published in Spain and France.

Altuna became secretary of the Argentinean Comic Association and taught graphics at the School of Arts in Buenos Aires. In 1982, he moved to Spain, where he got assiciated with Josep Toutain’s agency. He contributed to magazines like Zona 84, Comix Internacional, Cimoc and Play Boy.Already a master of black and white techniques, he devoted himself to stories in color, like ‘Ficcionario’, ‘Tragaperas’, ‘Merdichensky’ and ‘Charlie Moon’, which were published all over Europe. In 1986, he drew the political fiction ‘Chances’ in Pilote et Charlie, and received the ‘Yellow Kid Award for the Best Illustrator’ from the International Comics Salon in Lucca. In the 1990s, he produced several albums published by Toutain (‘Charlie Moon’), Les Humanoïdes Associés (‘Noëls Fripons’, ‘Douce Randonnée’) and Titanic (‘Voyeur’).

From 1993, he was present in Co & Co, a new adult monthly of Ediciones B, for which he conceived ‘Hot L.A.’. He specialized short erotic stories, which were published in most of the European editions of Playboy magazine. While his main focus in the 1990s were erotic comics, he also produced the family comic ‘Familia Tipo’ in El Periódico and later in the Argentine daily El Nene Montano. A talented realistic comic artist, Altuna has made many innovations in traditional comic layout, experimenting with the placement of his text balloons.

Altuna’s work as a complete author (writer/artist, except where noted) includes:

Daily strips published in the Argentine newspaper Clarín:
El Loco Chávez (with writer Carlos Trillo, 1975–87)
El Nene Montanaro (1994–2002)
Es lo que Hay (Reality) (2010–present)
Las puertitas del Sr. López, with Carlos Trillo
Merdichesky, with Trillo
El último recreo, with Trillo
Tragaperras, with Trillo
Ficcionario (1983)
Chances (1985)
Imaginario (1987–88)
Time/Out (1986)
Various cartoons for Playboy (since 1988)
Hot L.A. (1992, 2000)

Xavier Duvet short biography

Xavier Duvet
Xavier Duvet

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Xavier Duvet – erotic and pornographic comics creator, born in 1964 in Paris, is a French independent artist, registered at the House of artists as cartoonist and illustrator for advertising. Successively layout artist, graphic designer, art director, web designer, he worked for prestigious clients such as BBC, Casus Belli, Penthouse, Zippo company, textile industry, etc.
Besides advertisements and comics (mostly erotic and pornographic), it also carries logos, website design, posters, illustrations …
His hyper-realistic style is the result of a technique of painting with an airbrush. His comics drawn mostly in fetish, bdsm, femdom genres featuring unusual perverions and rough style.

Bibliography:
L’Initiation de Chris (Initiation Chris) (BAC, 1993) or The Misfortunes of Sophie revisited …
La Chatte (Cat) (IPM, 2002): the adventures of a thief tightrope and nightlife
Discipline (IPM, repr Taboo editions.): Serial comic strip Fetish
Maîtresse Dominique (Mistress Dominique) (1995)
Soumise Anna L. (Submitted Anna L.) (1999)
Sluts in stock (2004)
TransFrancisco (Tabou editions): comic book series telling the adventures and transformations of men dominating women of the maids services.
Foundation (2007)
Expansion (2007)
Big Bang (forthcoming)
Féminisations (Feminization) (Tabou editions)
Le Prix de la lingerie (The Price of lingerie) (2007)
La Douce Heure des bas (La Douce low Time) (2009)
Le Journal d’une soubrette (The Diary of a maid) (Tabou Publishing, 2007) album telling the erotic misadventures of a young girl in 1950 in the United States.
Rêveries (Dreams) (Tabu editions, 2010): short dreamlike and erotic stories derived from the story Alice in Wonderland.
Les Maîtresses (Mistresses) (Tabou editions)
Leçons de prédatrices (Lessons from predatory) (2011)

Ignacio Noe’s short bio

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Ignacio Noe is a writer, designer and colorist Argentine comic, born January 27, 1965 in Buenos Aires.
Ignacio Noah begins as a craft designer in 1986 in the Argentine’s magazine Fierro and in 1988 he published with writer Ricardo Bareirro short stories in Italian magazines Lancio Story and Comic Art1.

In 1992, he began to draw and developing scenarios for the spanish “Kiss” erotic magazine. Some of the stories of the magazine are taken into albums in several countries later. He published including english “Doctor! I’m Too Big!” and “The Convent of Hell” in 19982.

In the early 2000s, he met Jean-David Morvan and participates in the first volume of “The Chronicles Wake” (Les Chroniques de Sillage) at Delcourt. From 2006 on a script by Jean-David Morvan and Michel Dufranne, he draws the trilogy at “Helldorado” at Casterman. Then in 2011 he published with Stephane Pauwels and Michel Dufranne “Football in the shadow of the stars” in Soleil.

In parallel to the comics, he published illustrations for the press and drawings for children’s books in Argentine.

BIBLIOGRAPHIE:
Selen présente… 2000
Sillage (Les chroniques de) 2004
Exposition 2006
Helldorado 2006-2011
Accordeur (L’) 2007-2009
Salon de l’érotisme 2008
Football, dans l’ombre des étoiles 2011
(AUT) Hugault 2013
Douce Tiède & Parfumée 2013-2014
Couvent infernal (Le) 2015
Convent of Hell (The) 1997
Ship of Fools 1999
La Diète 1997
Aldana 2009

Bruno Coq

Bruno Coq

Painter, graphic designer, artist, cartoonist and cartoons as well as musician, composer, writer and performer. Realistic and detailed drawings make the passionate cartoon sex in the porn comics of Bruno Coq more arousing than you can imagine.
Luis García Gallo, said Coq (Toro, June 8, 1907 – Barcelona, ​​September 21, 2001), was a Spanish cartoonist.
He studied in Bilbao. His early work as an artist are in Spain and joined the political activity in the “Confederación Nacional del Trabajo” CNT, for example, the illustrations for the publication of “Vida y Muerte de Ramón Acín”, of ‘author anarchist Felipe Alaiz published in 1937 in Barcelona or the caricatures of “generalissimo” Francisco Franco in the newspaper La Tierra. After the war he spent time in concentration camps in France, where he assumed the nickname “Coq” (rooster) and remained in exile until 1973. Initially held jobs as a lumberjack in Varilhes, then in Paris, he returned to his work as a cartoonist and illustrator for the publisher Jours de France. He worked a lot in France as a draftsman, and its production was concentrated in humor strips for several magazines (Paris-Presse The Intransigeant, France-Soir). He also faced more complex stories with erotic background with sadomasochism as “Secretary” or the “Flora’s life”.

Bruno Coq

The signature of Bruno Coq appears for the first time in 1986 in the pages of Rebels, review to the brief career launched by Ideogram, sister company of Elvifrance. He left the comics aside until 1991, when he published “L’Espionne”. For the second time, a long time passes without novelty signed by his hand. It was not until the late nineties to see him take his pencils in the pages of Bede X. Since then, the stories follow one another in this monthly specializing in sadomasochism. In 1997, he offers the first part of the adventures of Karine, the very special secretary of a department store manager with very particular customs. Two albums are published at IPM: “The Director” and “The Secretary”. In 2001, the beautiful Bella Postic accepts the abuse of a wealthy count of torture. The following year “The Strange Doctor Mazsovitch” applies shock therapies in his clinic, especially when girls are subjected to it. “The Life of Flora” tells the troubles of an adulterous woman victim of sexual blackmail of her lover. His latest story, written by Romain Peyret, “Vicious Circle”, is hero Ralph, who dreams of becoming the Master of a beautiful stranger met in a special evening. The original feature, sometimes rough Bruno Coq, brings great credibility to his scenarios without frills but a formidable efficiency. Vanished from the world of comics from 2003, when he wants to devote himself to music and painting, Coq returns in 2009 with new works to characters at least as debauched, including “Doll” and “Vices and Novices “, made under the pseudonym Pitek.
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Publications:

– BD Climax (1991)
– Cercle vicieux (2003)
– Bella
– The spy
– The manager
– The secretary
– Strange Doctor Mazsovitch (2002)
– Flora’s life (2003)
– Punitions (2004)

Paul Alazar short bio

Paul Alazar is an artist who does BDSM art drawings, including some spanking art and comic stories. His drawings are adult F/F (female/female). His comix are very popular in US.
His career as a professional illustrator began after college. His taste for women in bizarre attire led him to super hero books, where the heroines dressed in wild clothing. The same can be said for his sci-fi book covers. Yet it was working for Friendship Studios that began Alazar’s deep involvement with erotic illustration.
During this time he also had the opportunity to illustrate a complete book, and also he was able to begin a professional custom art service. Over the years we were together Paul must has drawn close to a thousand personal requests.
Afterwards he concerned himself more with regular illustration, portrait and cover paintings while keeping a steady custom order clientele and also did some work for a number of well-known erotic publications.
Many times Paul Alazar has been asked how his drawings evolve. He tend to work from imagination, starting with a basic idea. It may be a certain situation, woman, position, etc., that sets the wheels in motion. He does a full size sketch, working out details, then he transfer onto Bristol Board (11” x 14”). The drawing is usually rendered in black Prismacolor, a wax pencil that seldom smears. If he need reference, he find a photo that is similar, or get his wife to pose.

“For me to speak of myself or my artwork I must focus on its most motivating element – WOMEN! Whether submissive or dominant, innocent or experienced, my insatiable urge to portray a beautiful woman permeates my life and my art. It’s what inspired me to become an artist, and it led me into the field of erotic illustration as well as comic book drawing and paperback-cover painting.
Growing up in the early 60’s provided me with many opportunities to see various erotic scenes on television. After watching these scenes I would often try to recreate them on paper (or enact it with a certain girl in the neighborhood). Fortunately I had a decent drawing ability, and soon found I could achieve a likeness of the actress as well. I took great care in obtaining accuracy of positions and angles. I also paid attention to her dress wear. High heeled shoes and knee-high boots, showing lots of leg are other special turn-ons to me.

In high school my notes from class were intermixed with sketches of various studies: girls in cheerleader uniforms, leg wear, footwear, etc. All were done from observation or memory. Guys who saw my drawings began to ask for drawings of certain girls or movie stars involved in various fantasy situations. It was an early version of the custom order business I’d later provide.”

–Alazar

Peter Riverstone biography

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Peter Riverstone, whose real name is Bernard Kamenoff, born in Clamart in Hauts-de-Seine 14 November 1947, is a French cartoonist Bulgarian ancestry. He also worked under other pseudonyms comput_lab, Peter, Firestone, 023014, Bandryke, Caumandre, Molossier, José Pierre …

He grew up and attended high school in Paris. He realize his university studies in the series Beaux Arts UP8 architecture in Paris and at the Faculty of Vincennes 1969-1971.

In 1980 he published his first publications published by Square (Georges Bernier) and “Charlie Mensuel”, the story of “Aventures de L’aspérouse” Also in “Charlie Mensuel” Dargaud with Mandryka as editor, he published:

1981: “The Adventures of Martin Verlass.” (Les aventures de Martin Verlass)
from 1982 to 1983: “Alice” with Mandryka (participation texts).
1983 and 1984: “Annah O” with Patrice Caumont Nikita Mandryka.
He also worked for the press erotic comics and realizes:

in 1982 in the “Sexbulles” newspapers, “Bédéadult” (CAP editions, IPM …): “Gomorrhe”, “Fugue infinie”, “Island of perversions” (Ile des perversions) with writer “Henef” etc.
from 1985 to 1995: “Trop plein d’écumes” (Too full of scum) volumes 1 and 2, “Il manque à vos expériences” (Missing from your experiences), “Thamara & Judah,” “Judith et Holopherne” (inspired by Judith book) and “Nagarya” volumes 1 and 2 and finally “Casanova Ultérieur” and some short stories from Boccaccio.
From 1995 to 2001, he joined “ExMachina” old “TDI” (Thomson Digital Images) where he participated in various productions with 3D film “Pola X” by Leos Carax.

The author has sculpted in these last fifty years everything that has come out of his hands . Drawing has been the way to flatten and organize his cumbersome ” arsenal “. That’ s why he switched to computer graphics in spite of it’ s dark side ; working with 3D remind us of ” Morel’ s Invention ” a famous novel by A Bioy Casares ; Borges’ s friend and collaborator …

ITINERARY

1970-1973
Humanities at Vincennes University, Studies Architecture in the former “Pavillon Baltard”
which preceded the ” Trou des Halles ” … Early encounters and influences:
Friends as C. Bouillé ; surrealist group (Ranelagh 1967)
Highly attracted by “les peintres à l’ancienne” from J. Bosh to Delacroix ….
Other influences : “Tel Quel” group, R.Barthes,
C. Levy Strauss, J. Kristeva, J.L. Sheffer “scenographie d’un tableau ” ( 1967-1972 ) …

TRAVELS: Hiking in Great Britain and Eire(Clifden)1967
Nothern Sahara in “the old 2cv” via Spain , Ceuta and Carthage in 1970 …
Ayear stay in the Caribbean French Antilles and Guyana in 1973

1975-1978
Voyage to the mists of time: Afghanistan, India and Nepal … Far East via Europe and middle-East before war in Afghanistan and Islamic Revolution in Iran … Return to Europe and beginning of voyage to the inner self …

1980
First Comics published. A very inefficient way of earning a living but a way, one can hope, of assembling stories and Writing. Obsession is the antagonistic force that impulses the desire to open the scene in “l’origine du monde” ( by Courbet ). It’s force opposite to that of Writing, an overpresence due to fascination .

1990
The overwork required by painting activity generates a conflict with comic strips’s own limits. Comics require schematic strokes one way or another. Conflict begins with “The invention of Morel”; Amiga 3000 and programming language”.asm” …. We are still far from the stage of pictures. Riverstone, author of comics strips then turned into an “ant”, but, the Lord of insects is pityless !…

1995
Silicon Graphics at ExMachina (T.D.I. labs ); European temple of computer graphic pictures, place of birth of “Explore” the software which later generated “Maya” along with Alias & Wavefront ….
Also worked in several projects like: “PolaX” by L . Carax Reference images for “Final Fantasy” and “Man ‘ s adventure” by Yves Coppens …

2002-2006
“Evy in Ruins” ( film and comic book) gets moving, quicker and easier but the author is caught in the trap: Comic strips projects, computer Graphic pictures and movies are simultaneous, consequently, addictive. Fortunately insects have a short life-span .

Milo Manara biography

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Maurilio Manara (born September 12, 1945; Italy) Milo Manara is an Italian comic book writer and artist, best known for his erotic approach to the medium. After architecture and painting studies, he made his comics debut in 1969 drawing for Genius, a Fumetti neri series of pocket books from publisher Furio Vanio in the wake of the popularity of Kriminal and Satanik.

In 1970 he provided illustrations for the magazine Terror, and starting in 1971 drew the erotic series Jolanda de Almaviva written by Francisco Rubino, issued in small format by publisher Erregi. Joining the youth magazine Il Corriere dei Ragazzi, he worked with Rubino, Carlo Barbieri, Mino Milani and Silverio Pisú.

With Pisú Manara he launched the publications Telerompo and Strategia della Tensione in 1974 and the series Alessio, Il Borghese Rivoluzionario, and with writer Mino Milani the series La parola alla giuria in 1975. Manara and Pisú later went on to publish Lo Scimmiotto (The Ape) along the story of the Chinese Monkey King in Alter Linus in 1976, and with Alfredo Castelli, L’Uomo delle Nevi (The Snowman) in 1978.

During this period Manara began publishing work in several Franco-Belgian comics magazines including Charlie Mensuel, Pilote and L’Écho des savanes. Manara created the first stories featuring HP and Giuseppe Bergman, which grew to become a large body of work. The character “HP” is based on Manara’s friend, the Italian comics creator Hugo Pratt, and a collaborator on some of Manara’s most acclaimed work, initially Tutto ricominciò con un’estate indiana (1983, Indian Summer) and later El Gaucho (1991). Manara also completed two stories working with another of his heroes, Federico Fellini. In his own right Manara has been commended on his skills as a scenarist, as with the western L’uomo di carta (1982, The Paper Man).

Erotic illustration typical of Manara’s style as it comes to expression in his “Click” series.
Manara’s reputation for producing comics that revolve around elegant, beautiful women caught up in unlikely and fantastical erotic scenarios became solidified with work such as Il Gioco (1983, also known as Click or Le Déclic), about a device which renders women helplessly aroused, Il Profumo dell’invisibile (1986, Butterscotch), introducing the heroine Miele (Honey) and a sweet-smelling body-paint which makes the wearer invisible, and Candid camera (1988, Hidden Camera) featuring the same protagonist in further explicit adventures. In the following years of combining sequels, original work and collaborations with noted creators, Manara’s production continued in this direction to explore erotic comics themes with an artistic and storytelling expression in a manner considered unique to Manara.

In the U.S. The Ape was serialised in Heavy Metal in the early 1980s and Manara received some exposure through collaborations with Neil Gaiman and other artists.

In connection with their joint project Quarantasei, in July 2006, Manara designed a helmet for Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi, specifically made for the Italian GP in Mugello.

Rossi declared: “He has drawn some kind of a mythical history of my life, in cartoons, with some of my heroes such as Steve McQueen, Enzo Ferrari, Jim Morrison, and other characters such as my dog Guido, the chicken Osvaldo and a lot of beautiful women! I really like Milo…he’s a person that I have admired for a long time. ”

In 2003, Manara’s work featured on the cover of Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro’s second studio album “The Vertigo of Bliss”. Manara also created the artwork for all the singles released from this album.

In October 2006, Manara developed character designs for the animated television series City Hunters. The series, of ten 11 minute episodes, blends traditional animation techniques with modern CGI, to be broadcast across all of Latin America on the FOX network throughout 2006 and 2007.

Manara penciled an X-Men project written by Chris Claremont for Marvel Comics. X-Men: Ragazze in fuga was released in April 2009 in Italy this was later reprinted by Marvel Comics in English as XMen:women.

In 2013 he started to do variant covers for issues of Marvel comic books.

Erotic illustration typical of Manara's style as it comes to expression in his Click series. Manara www. Milo Manara print

Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri short bio

Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri

Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri (born February 29, 1944) is an Italian comic book writer and illustrator, noted for his works of highly detailed renderings of the human form, particularly erotic images of women. He is best known for his work on the Druuna erotic science fiction series.
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri was born February 29, 1944 in Venice. He moved to Rome in his youth. He studied architecture and painting at Rome’s Fine Arts Academy in Rome under Renato Guttuso, and began his career as a painter in 1966, but in 1975 he shifted his focus to comics.He produced work for the Italian comics magazine Lanciostory.A big fan of the American Old West,[citation needed] Serpieri co-created L’Histoire du Far-West (The Story of the West), a Western series about the history of the Old West, with writer Raffaele Ambrosio, which was published in the magazines Lancio Story and Skorpio. Some of the titles were L’Indiana Bianca (The White Indian) and L’Uomo di Medicina (Medicine Man). Beginning in 1980 Serpieri worked on collections like Découvrir la Bible, as well as short stories for magazines such as L’Eternauta, Il Fumetto and Orient-Express.

In 1985, he published Morbus Gravis, the first work of the Druuna saga. The series is noteworthy for featuring realistic and explicit content including graphic violence and sex. These books have been very successful, selling more than a million copies in twelve languages. The English language translations are published by Heavy Metal.

Due to the interest in this series, Serpieri has also published numerous sketchbooks, such as Obsession, Druuna X, Druuna X 2, Croquis, Serpieri Sketchbook, Serpieri Sketchbook 2 and The Sweet Smell of Woman. Serpieri’s highly detailed portrayals of well-endowed heroines have earned him the distinction of “Master of the Ass”.

Serpieri is also credited with design work on the 3-D video game Druuna: Morbus Gravis, based on his heroine.

Serpieri’s erotic comics bibliography:
Morbus Gravis (Severe Disease) (1985, Dargaud)
Druuna (1987, Dargaud)
Creatura (1990, Bagheera)
Carnivora (1992, Bagheera)
Mandragora (1995, Bagheera)
Aphrodisia (1997, Bagheera)
La Planète oubliée (The Forgotten Planet) (2000, Bagheera)
Clone (2003, Bagheera)