Little Scooty, by Antonio Lupatelli

Antonio Lupatelli is an Italian artist best known for his work for the British market in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Busseto, near Parma, and began his career in 1958 as a storyboard artist for Payot Film in France. Around the same period, he began his collaboration with the British publisher Fleetway, and developed his nursery comic style for the publisher's weeklies and annuals. Lupatelli illustrated series like 'Freddy Frog', 'Fun in Toyland', and 'Jack and Jill' and Jack and Jill and Playhour, while also producing 'Little Scooty' with scripts by Roy D'Ami.

By 1961, he was also working for the Italian publisher Fratelli Fabbri Editori, doing illustrations for school books and fairy stories. Under the pseudonym Tony Wolf, he made a series called 'I Cuccioli', and from 1978 onwards, he worked almost exclusively for Dami Editore. He illustrated a great variety of books, such as 'Bosco' and 'Il Viaggio delle Meraviglie' for Dami, using several pseudonyms. In the 1980s, he additionally took on the illustration of playing cards for Scarabeo in Turin.

Fun in Toyland, by Antonio Lupatelli

Laatste update: 2007-03-23

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