Libico Maraja was one of Italy's top post-War illustrators. Born in Bellinzona, Svizzera, Maraja studied in Lugano and began his career working for the Ala studios. In 1940, he moved to Berlin, where he cooperated with IMA Film, among others of the animated film 'La Rosa di Bagdad'. After the war, he became well-known for his book illustrations for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', 'Pinocchio', 'Peter Pan', and many other classics. Between 1946 and 1949, he had a brief appearance in comics, when he made stories like 'La Quercia Maledetta' ('Dottor Faust') and 'Un mondo in un albero' with Federico Pedrocchi for Topolino (Mondadori).