Padre Pio, by Francesco Pescador
Padre Pio

Francsco Pescador was born in Farra d'Alpago, Belluno, and has worked in Italian comics, mostly with scriptwriter Amilcare Medici, since 1944. He was present in the daily Milano-Sera with comics versions of novels and the life of Garibaldi. He created 'Tony Boy' for Edizioni Victory with Leonello Martini from 1949 until 1952. He continued to work for Victory with a comical version of 'Pinocchio'. He was also cover artist for 'Il Piccolo Sceriffo', and illustrated school books for La Scuola in Brescia.

In 1976 he was present in Corriere dei Ragazzi with 'Philly il Ragazzi dagli Occhi d'Oro'. For the collection Albi Nuovi, edited by Renzo Barbieri, he illustrated comic biographies of saints between 1979 and 1982 (Giustino De Jacobis, Daniele Comboni, Camillo De Lellis, Luisa De Marillac). In the 1990s he worked for Gianni Bono's Staff di If agency and illustrated for Rebus and Club Enigmistico.

Tony Boy by Francesco Pescador
Tony Boy

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