Erio Nicolo was born in Florence in 1919 and studied graphics at the Art Institute. He made his professional comics debut in 1939, in magazine Giungla! After the war, Nicolo started collaborating with writer Luigi Grecchi, on titles such as 'Forza John', 'Prince Chiomadoro', 'Karate il Lupo Bianco', 'I Laramy della Valle' and the humorous 'Superbone'. For the studio of Roy d'Ami, Nicoḷ created 'Battler Britton', aimed at the English market. From 1964, he worked for Bonelli on the famous series 'Tex Willer', creating around 150 stories until his death in 1983.