Luigi (Gino) Marchesi was born in Brembio, in the province of Milan. He began his career working for the studios of Roy d'Ami. He then joined Astorina, for which he created 'Dick il Giustiziere'. In 1963, he was the first professional artist to work on the pocket-sized comic book 'Diabolik', that was created by the sisters Angela and Giuliana Giussani in 1962. He drew the third issue and redrew the original issues 1 and 2 in 1964. That same year, he started to work for Universo and returned to the D'Ami studios. In 1965, he became an artist for Mondadori and stopped making comics. Gino Marchesi has also contributed to the British Fleetway publications Air Ace and War Picture Library.