L'Ultimo dei Mohicani
Born in Turin, Armando Monasterolo was an Italian comics author, whose work has appeared in Italian publications, and on the British and French market. On the Italian market, he debuted in the mid-1940s with 'Capitan Giaguardo' and 'Daniel Boone' for Taurini publishers, and with illustrations for publishers like SAS, Paravia and SEI. He subsequently made 'La Prédatrice' and 'Il Giustiziere del West' for Audace and 'Harry Fox' for Arc. In the 1950s, he was present at Subalpino with 'Graziella' and in Il Giornalino with 'L'Ultimo dei Mohicani'. He worked on 'Pecos Bill' and 'Manrico et Sigfrido' for Torelli.
On the British market, his work could be found in Fleetway's Thriller Comics, for which he made 'Robin Hood'. In the 1960s and 1970s, he made several erotic stories, as well as 'Acom Kid' in Colt 45 (1965-67). Also in the 1970s, he wrote and drew 'Biondo e Rampino' in Lanciostory and 'Joselito' for Araldo publishers. Much of his work was also reprinted in French pockets books by Mon Journal or Impéria. Directly for France, he illustrated some stories for Éditions Lug, such as 'Delgadito' in Spécial Zembla, 'Le Lion' in Baroud and 'Les Quatre Cavaliers sans Visage' in Mustang. Armando Monasterelo died prematurely in Pietra Ligure in 1978.