La Guera Granda by Luca Pozza

Luca Pozza is an Italian comic book artist and writer from Vicenza, and the editor of the independent label Self Press. He has worked for a variety of magazines, often from the Vicenza region, and is the author of the self-published World War I graphic novel 'La Guera Granda' (2015). Since 2016 he works on several 'Zagor'-related projects for Sergio Bonelli Editore. The author has released a couple of works under the name "Luca Pøzza".

Life and career
Born in 1970, Pozza started his career as a contributor to Corriere Vicentino, a monthly magazine from the Vicenza region. He worked for the periodical from 1989 to 1991, and was also one of the editors of Fanzine Comix. He later worked as a graphic artist and he began making comics after encouragement from his friend Aldo Capitanio. Among his early clients were magazines like Il Messaggero dei Ragazzi and Il Giornale di Vicenza, and the publishing houses Mondadori, Hazard Edizioni, Lo Scarabeo and Edizioni Polaris. He has illustrated covers for Realtà Vicentina and for several books by Editrice Veneta. He has later illustrated Carlo Corbucci's e-book 'El Pirata' (2013). Pozza has also worked as a storyboard artist for productions like 'Cortometraggi' by Lunghini and Pucci, and made drawings for 3D animations for Luna Park in commission of roller coaster manufacturer Zamperla.

La Guera Granda by Luca Pozza

Between 2006 and 2009 he worked on a novel called 'Noir', which received praise from Italian author Mario Rigano Stern, but no publisher has yet released it. Pozza has written the self-proclaimed pulp comic book 'Bang Balls' (Shockdom, 2014) for Danilo Antoniucci, and has been working on horror stories with Giancarlo Tenenti. With scriptwriter Sandro Arisa, he has developed and drawn the adventures of 'Kolber', a comics project which was turned into a video presentation by Vincenzo Peluso in 2012. In 2015 he completed 'La Guera Granda', his self-published solo comic book about the Battle of Asiago during the First World War. In that same year he started working for publisher Jean-Marc Lofficier as a cover illustrator for the comic books published by Hexagon Comics. He has also provided artwork to the collective book 'Amazoni' (2016) by Passenger Press.

Artwork by Luca Pozza

Pozza has helped Italian fantasy author Roberto Bonadimani with completing and publishing his old project 'VerdeCaos', a story set on a world choked with vegetation. It was released through Pozza's independent label Self Press in 2016. Self Press has also published Pozza's novel 'Noircissus' in 2016. Since 2016, Pozza works for the online magazine Il Sestante News and for the comics portal Lo Spazio Bianco. He has also began an association with Sergio Bonelli Editore, for which he has drawn the fourth issue of Tito Faraci and Moreno Burattini's humorous mini-series 'Cico, a spasso nel tempo' (2017) in cooperation with Luca Corda. The main character is Cico, the cowardly but loyal sidekick of Bonelli's vigilante hero 'Zagor'. He has furthermore pencilled a short story for the 'Zagor' anthology 'I Racconti di Darkwood' (2017).

Cico, a spasso nel tempo
Cico, a spasso nel tempo (ink by Luca Corda)

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