Jau!!! by Gaspare De FioreJau!!! by Gaspare de Fiore

Gaspare De Fiore was an Italian architect and drawing teacher, who had also worked for comic books. He was the designer of the museum and cultural centre in Messina, president of the Italian Union of Design, a teacher at the University of Genoa and the author of numerous books on drawing and teaching. He began his career at the age of 16 at the comics magazine Il Vittorioso, where he ghosted for an artist called S. Silvani.

In the 1940s and 1950s, he was illustrator for Jau!!!, the publication of the Catholic Cub Scout organization ASCI. He was active as a comic book artist for religious publications in the 1950s, and then teamed up with Sergio Rosi to produce artwork for the publishers Ugo Dal Buono and Gabriele Gioggi, alongside artists like Giovanni Boselli Sforza, Lorenzo Castellari, Jocca, Paolo Di Girolamo and the writers Eros Belloni, Luigi Fava and Renata Gelardini (De Barba). In the 1960s and 1970s he worked with Sergio Rosi at Studio Rosi, which produced artwork for adult-oriented comic books like 'Jacula' and 'Lucifero'. He passed away in 2011 in Rome. 

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