'Vikings - Rois des Mers'.

Andrea Rossetto is an Italian comic book artist and colorist based in Creazzo, who has been working for both the Italian and the French market, mostly on fantasy comics.

Early life and career
He was born in 1977 in Vicenza in the northeast of Italy. He is nowadays based in the neighboring town Creazzo. He has a degree in cinematography, obtained at the DAMS University of Bologna between 1998 and 2004. After graduation, he began his professional career with the Bologna-based Inventario studio, making illustrations for school books published by Zanichelli Editore under supervision of Giuseppe Palumbo and Barbara Ferri.


'Tengu-Do'.

Colorist and artist for France
His first excursions into the comics industry were as a colorist for the series 'Romano' (Vents d'Ouest, 2006) and 'Gémélos' (Bamboo, 2006-2008), drawn for the French market by Carmine Di Giandomenico and Michele Benevento, respectively. Les Humanoïdes Associés then hired him as illustrator for the euromanga series 'Tengu-do' (2007-2008), first serialized in Shogun Mag and then published in three volumes and written by Alex Nikolavitch. For the same publisher, he succeeded Riccardo Crosa as the artist of the sci-fi series 'Sanctuaire-Redux', drawing the fifth and final installment from a script by Stéphane Betbeder in 2012. That year, he also colored Bojan Vukic's artwork in the second volume of 'Le Retour de Dorian Gray' (Soleil, 2012).


'Sanctum-Redux' #5.

Italian fantasy comics
Between 2008 and 2010 he was involved with the magazine based on the animated fantasy adventure series 'Huntik: Secrets & Seekers' by Rainbow S.p.A. The title was published in Italy and other European countries through Tridimensional S.r.l. between 2009 and 2012. Rossetto was initially the colorist of Christopher Possenti's art, but later also illustrated issues of his own. For Star Comics, he illustrated the third and eleventh issue of the fantasy comic book series about 'Valter Buio' (2010-2011), the psychoanalyst of ghosts created and written by Alessandro Bilotta.

Humor comics
Turning to a completely different genre, he was also one of the pencilers of the 'Toy Story' book 'To The Attic' (2012) for Disney Publishing. Also humorous in nature were the comic adventures of 'Don Camillo', the famous parish priest from the novels about rural Italy after World War II by journalist and writer Giovannino Guareschi. Rossetto was part of the artist team of the comic book series, written by Davide Barzi and Silvia Lombardi and published by ReNoir since 2011. His artwork appeared in volumes #5 and #6.


'Don Camillo'.

Other activities
Since the early 2010s, Andrea Rossetto has been dividing his time between commercial art, comics and teaching. For Lisciani Giochi, he makes illustrations for children's books and games. Among his other clients have been Paravia Bruno Mondadori, Disney Usa, Cappelli, Lattes, Cepu, Compass Italia-Coca Cola Company and Einaudi Ragazzi. Since 2011 he is a teacher in Digital Painting and Coloring at the International School of Comics in Padua. He has participated in the school's collective comics project 'Nelle Terre dei Gal' ("In the Lands of the Gal", 2013), launched to promote the Veneto region and its culture.

Later comics work
Andrea Rossetto is part of the artist team of Sergio Bonelli Editore since 2017. He has worked as an artist on the fantasy title 'Dragonero Adventures', launched as a young spin-off to Ian Aranill's 'Dragonero' and written by Stefano Vietti and Luca Enoch. Since 2019 he is involved with the French aviation comic 'Missions Kimono' by Jean-Yves Brouard and Carlo Velardi, published by Brouard's JYB Aventures imprint. He has provided the artwork for Jean-François Miniac and Elisabeth Ridel's educational comic book 'Vikings, Rois des Mers' for OREP Editions (October 2020).


'Dragonero Adventures'.

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