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List of notable or famous cartoonists from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top cartoonists born in Italy and even some popular cartoonists who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian cartoonists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These cartoonists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known cartoonist from Italy is included when available.

This list includes Hugo Pratt, Alfredo Castelli and more people.

This historic cartoonists from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian cartoonists of note?" and "Who are the most famous cartoonists from Italy?" These prominent cartoonists of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian cartoonists.

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Alfredo Castelli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Alfredo Castelli age 70 Alfredo Castelli is an Italian comic book author and writer.

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Angela and Luciana Giussani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Angela and Luciana Giussani Angela and Luciana Giussani were two Italian sisters, famous for their comic book anti-hero series, Diabolik. The character, created in 1962, has sold more than 150 million copies since he made ...more

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Angela Giussani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Angela Giussani Died at 65 (1922-1987) Angela Giussani was a cartoonist.

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Ann Nocenti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Ann Nocenti age 61 Ann "Annie" Nocenti is an American journalist, writer, teacher, editor, and filmmaker. She is best known for her work in comic books. As an editor for Marvel Comics, she edited New ...more

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Antonio Serra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Antonio Serra age 55 Antonio Serra is an Italian comics writer.

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Bill Gallo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Bill Gallo Died at 89 (1922-2011) Bill Gallo was a cartoonist and newspaper columnist for the New York Daily News.

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Bruno Premiani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Bruno Premiani Died at 77 (1907-1984) Giordano Bruno Premiani, whose work is credited as Bruno Premiani, was an Italian illustrator known for his work for several American comic book publishers, particularly DC Comics. With writer ...more

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Carlo Ambrosini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Carlo Ambrosini age 63 Carlo Ambrosini is an Italian comic book artist and writer. Born in Azzano Mella, near Brescia, he began to draw comics in 1976 for Dardo publisher with some war stories. Later he collaborated ...more

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Charles Barsotti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Charles Barsotti Died at 81 (1933-2014) Charles Branum Barsotti was an American cartoonist who contributed gag cartoons to major magazines.

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Claudio Nizzi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Claudio Nizzi age 79 Claudio Nizzi is an Italian comic author. He started his career as comic scriptwriter in 1963, writing for the "Vittorioso", a comic newspaper. During 1969 he started to work for Il ...more

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Don Rosa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Don Rosa age 66 Keno Don Hugo Rosa, known simply as Don Rosa, is an American comic book writer and illustrator known for his stories about Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and other Disney characters. Many of his ...more

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EsseGesse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
EsseGesse EsseGesse was an Italian team of cartoonists, most famous for their Western comics, which were popular in the 1950s. The comics were translated to French, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, Greek, ...more

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Filippo Scòzzari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Filippo Scòzzari age 72 Filippo Scòzzari, is an Italian comics artist, painter and writer, one of the main figures of the 1970s underground art movement. Known in his first comic at Mondadori's Il Mago under the ...more

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Gian Luigi Bonelli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Gian Luigi Bonelli Died at 93 (1908-2001) Giovanni Luigi Bonelli, 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 ...more

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Giancarlo Berardi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Giancarlo Berardi age 68 Giancarlo Berardi is an Italian comic book writer. Born in Genoa, he is most famous as creator of comics Ken Parker and Julia.

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Giovan Battista Carpi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Giovan Battista Carpi Died at 72 (1927-1999) Giovan Battista Carpi was an Italian comics artist. He was born and died in Genoa. Carpi worked mainly for Disney comics, mostly on books featuring Donald Duck and Scrooge McDuck, although he ...more

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Gipi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Gipi age 54 Gianni Pacinotti is a comic artist, film director, TV director, screenwriter and TV producer.

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Guido Crepax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Guido Crepax Died at 70 (1933-2003) Guido Crepax was an Italian comics artist. He is most famous for his character Valentina, created in 1965 and very representative of the spirit of the 1960s. The Valentina series of books and ...more

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Hugo Pratt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Hugo Pratt Died at 68 (1927-1995) Hugo Eugenio Pratt was an Italian comic book creator who was known for combining strong storytelling with extensive historical research on works such as Corto Maltese. He was inducted into the ...more

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Ivan Brunetti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Ivan Brunetti age 50 Ivan Brunetti is an American cartoonist and comics scholar based in Chicago, Illinois. Noted for combining blackly humorous taboo-laden subject matter with simplified and exaggerated cartoon ...more

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Jerry DeFuccio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Jerry DeFuccio Died at 76 (1925-2001) Jerome "Jerry" DeFuccio was an American comic book writer and editor, known primarily for his work at Mad, where he was an associate editor for 25 years. In addition to his work on ...more

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Jim Valentino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Jim Valentino age 65 Jim Valentino is an American writer, penciler, editor and publisher of comic books.

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Jimmy Palmiotti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Jimmy Palmiotti age 56 James "Jimmy" Palmiotti is an American writer and inker of comic books, who also does writing for games, television and film.

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Joe Oriolo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Joe Oriolo Died at 72 (1913-1985) Joseph "Joe" Oriolo was an American cartoon animator, writer, director and producer, known as the co-creator of Casper the Friendly Ghost and the creator of the Felix the Cat TV

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Leonardo Ortolani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Leonardo Ortolani age 51 Leonardo Ortolani, better known as Leo, is an Italian comics author, creator of the popular comic strip series Rat-Man and Venerdì 12. He was born in Pisa.

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Leone Frollo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Leone Frollo age 87 Leone Frollo is an Italian comic book artist. Frollo debuted in 1948 with a western called Sui Grandi Laghi. From 1958 to 1968, he worked for London agency Fleetway, doing war stories. After ...more

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Luciana Giussani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Luciana Giussani Died at 73 (1928-2001) Luciana Giussani was a writer and a cartoonist.

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Luciano Bottaro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Luciano Bottaro Died at 75 (1931-2006) Luciano Bottaro was an Italian comic book artist. Bottaro's characteristic style is highly appreciated in Europe - many countries publish his comics. He was influenced by Otto Messmer's Felix ...more

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Luciano Secchi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Luciano Secchi age 78 Max Bunker, pseudonym of Luciano Secchi is an Italian comics book writer, best known as author of Alan Ford in 1969. His career started with a western style comic book Maschera Nera, in 1962. He ...more

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Marco Rota is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Marco Rota age 75 Marco Rota is an Italian Disney comic artist who served as editor-in-chief of Disney Italia from 1974 to 1988.

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Mario Faustinelli is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Mario Faustinelli Died at 82 (1924-2006) Mario Faustinelli was an Italian comic book artist and editor. Faustinelli was born in Venice in 1924. After the end of World War II, Faustinelli, along with artists Hugo Pratt, Ivo Pavone, and ...more

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Marisa Acocella Marchetto is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Marisa Acocella Marchetto Marisa Acocella Marchetto is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and Glamour magazines. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and Modern Bride, among other publications. She is the author of ...more

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Max Crivello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Max Crivello age 60 Max Crivello is an Italian artist, illustrator, and art cartoonist.

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Michele Medda is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Michele Medda age 55 Michele Medda is an Italian comics writer. Medda was born in Cagliari, Sardinia. In 1991, together with Antonio Serra and Bepi Vigna, he created the science fiction series Nathan Never for ...more

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Milo Manara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Milo Manara age 72 Maurilio Manara, known professionally as Milo Manara, is an Italian comic book writer and artist.

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Onofrio Catacchio is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Onofrio Catacchio age 53 Onofrio Catacchio is an Italian comics artist. Onofrio Catacchio was born in Bari in 1964; he currently lives and works in Bologna. In 1988 he created the character Stella Rossa, who first ...more

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Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri age 74 Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri 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 ...more

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Roberto Raviola is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Roberto Raviola Died at 57 (1939-1996) Magnus, pseudonym of Roberto Raviola, was an Italian comic book artist, regarded as one of the foremost cartoonists of all time in his country.

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Romano Scarpa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Romano Scarpa Died at 78 (1927-2005) Romano Scarpa was one of the most famous Italian creators of Disney comics.

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Sandro Angiolini is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Sandro Angiolini Died at 65 (1920-1985) Sandro Angiolini was an Italian comics creator. In 1966 he was the first to illustrate one of Italy's most important adult comics, Isabella, written by Renzo Barbieri and Giorgio Cavedon. He was ...more

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Sergio Bonelli is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Sergio Bonelli Died at 79 (1932-2011) Sergio Bonelli was an Italian comic book author and publisher. He is best known as creator of Zagor and Mister No, as well as a comics publisher trought publishing house Sergio Bonelli Editore. ...more

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Silvia Ziche is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Silvia Ziche age 50 Silvia Ziche is an Italian comic book artist and writer. Silvia Ziche is mainly known for her work on the Italian Donald Duck comics. Her drawing style is simplistic and comical, and includes ...more

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Stefano Tamburini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Stefano Tamburini Died at 31 (1955-1986) Stefano Tamburini was an Italian graphic artist, comics author and magazine publisher.

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Tiziano Sclavi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Tiziano Sclavi age 65 Tiziano Sclavi is an Italian comic book author, journalist and writer of several novels. Sclavi is most famous as creator of the comic book Dylan Dog in 1986, for Italian publishing house Sergio ...more

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Vauro Senesi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cartoonists from Italy
Vauro Senesi age 63 Vauro Senesi is an Italian journalist and satirical cartoonist. Vauro was born in Pistoia. He was Pino Zac's apprentice, and, together with Giancarlo Fusco, Cinzia Leone and others, in September ...more