Luciano Capitanio was born in Venice. Since the early 1950s, he illustrated numerous stories with secondary characters for hte publishing houses Alpe and Bianconi. He became the editor of the Piccolo Missionario magazine from Verona in the mid-1950s, and he launched the periodical Vom. During the 1950s and 1960s, he illustrated 'Sambito Paperito' and 'Riki e Placido' in Tarzanetto (Dardo), 'Dog e Trigino' in Felix (Ed. Astro) and various funny animal stories for the publisher Bianconi. He produced the humorous 'Joe Bretella' gag strip for the back cover of the 'Tex' issues. He also illustrated several stories with 'Pépito' for Sagédition. Capitanio drew comics with Disney characters ('Paperino', 'Zio Paperone', 'Paperino') for Topolino from 1956 until his death in 1969.