Bugs Bunny, Sylvester and Daffy Duck in Titì (1988).

Anna Maria Falcetti is an Italian comic artist, who has worked on funny animal comics for publishers in France, Italy and the Netherlands. She has drawn stories for franchises such as 'Looney Tunes', 'Popeye', 'Tom & Jerry', 'Tiramolla', 'Bobo' and Disney comics. 

Early life and career
Nothing is known about Anna Falcetti's life, except that she was born in Milan in 1938. Between 1958 and 1963, she worked for the Lyon-based French publishing house Lug, drawing 45 misadventures of Jean Cézard's scoundrel 'Kiwi' in the comic book of the same name. In Italy, she spent many years drawing comic stories with 'Looney Tunes' characters for Editrice Cenisio in Milan. From the 1960s through the 1980s, she drew adventures with Speedy Gonzales, Tweety, Sylvester and Bugs Bunny for titles like Silvestro, Titi and, most notably, Speedy Gonzales. In the 1980s and early 1990s, she additionally worked for other licensed Cenisio titles, such as 'Braccio di Ferro' ('Popeye') and 'Tom & Jerry'.


'Kiwi' by Anna Maria Falcetti (Kiwi, January 1963).

Tiramolla
When in 1990 the publisher Vallardi relaunched the Tiramolla comic book - based on Roberto Renzi and Giorgio Rebuffi's classic stick figure superhero - Falcetti was present as one of the story artists. The reboot however lasted only three years, from 1990 to 1993.

Disney comics
From then on, until 2007, she was a regular artist for Disney Global Magazines, drawing stories with the Disney chipmunks Chip 'n' Dale for Cip & Ciop magazine. Falcetti illustrated stories scripted by Bruno Concina, Nino Russo, Manuela Marinato and Marco Bosco, but also wrote her own stories. Some of the later Falcetti scripts were drawn by her regular inker Christina Stella. 


'Cip & Ciop e lo zio casuale' (Cip & Ciop #127, 2000).

Bobo
In 2001, Falcetti worked briefly for the Dutch pre-school magazine Bobo, drawing the Bobo Bunny title comic, originally created in 1968 by Sergio Cavina.


'Bobo' (Bobo magazine #12, 2001).

Inducks entry

Anna Maria Falcetti on Marco Pugacioff's blog

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