Nicola Cuti, better known as Nick Cuti, is an American writer, editor and artist of comic books. Cuti saw his first scripts published in the Warren horror and sci-fi magazines, while working with the Ralph Bakshi animation studios. By 1968, he wrote and drew three underground comix starring his character 'Moonchild'. 'Moonchild' later also appeared in Weird Fantasies and in Cheri magazine, and in the comic book series 'Moonie, Moonchild the Starbabe' by MU Press.
Cuti was Wallace Wood's assistant on 'Cannon' and 'Sally Forth', before he became assistant editor with Charlton Comics between 1972 and 1976. He produced many scripts for the publisher's horror and fantasy titles and is best-known for creating the cult superhero 'E-Man' and the private investigator 'Michael Mauser' with Joe Staton.
In the second half of the 1970s, Cuti returned to writing scripts for Warren, while also selling cartoons to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Analog, Amazing Stories and Heavy Metal. He was an editor and writer with DC Comics' superhero and children's titles in the 1980s and settled in California to work on animated TV series in 1986. He has worked as a background artist and designer for studios like Disney, Sony Pictures and Universal.
He created a new comics character with Staton called 'Captain Cosmos', that appeared in comic books as well as Cuti's novel 'Spin a Web of Death' and radio and TV spin-offs. Nick Cuti moved to Florida in 2003, where he works as a scriptwriter for independent films, some of which were adaptations of his Warren and Charlton scripts. Starting in 2009, Cuti has written and illustrated new text novels starring his original character 'Moonchild'.