Andrea Da Passano was an Italian comic book artist, who was mainly active during the 1940s. He used to sign his work DaP, starting with the 1939 comic book starring the "white Mickey Mouse" 'Codino', that was published in the collection Gli Albi dell'Allegria by Edital. A new version was published by Edital in the series Albo dei Bambini in 1949. By 1943, Da Passano made the humorous filler feature 'Il Professor Distrattini' in Albo Audace from 1943.
After World War II, he continued his collaboration with Casa Editrice Edital, becoming the main local artist for the publisher's 'Chriche e Croc' comic books based on the famous comedy duo Laurel & Hardy, again with scriptwriter Roberto Renzi (1946-48). He created several back-up features for the comic book, starring 'La Signora Coccode' as well as his earlier character 'Il Professor Distrattini'. He also created 'I Terribli Moschettieri' during this period.
Da Passano was additionally the illustrator of the 'Ipnos' series, written by Gianluigi Bonelli between February and August 1947 (issues 15 through 32). He apparently headed his own DaP studio in Milan, that produced and published 'Roal, Il Tarzan del Mare' (1947-48) and 'Biancaneve' (1948-49) from texts by Roberto Renzi. The booklets also featured Da Passano's back-up strip 'Il Professor Klop'. In the early 1950s, Da Passano produced 'Bertoldino alla Corte del Gran Can', a large comic book for Edizioni E.S.A. in Milan.
For a long time, there was some mystery around the artist's first name. Many sources said Guido Da Passano, but the name Andrea also popped up. Research by Italian comics expert Luca Boschi confirmed that the correct name is Andrea da Passano.