Italian illustrator and comics artist Armando Rossi was born in Napoli, but has lived in Germany for several years. He eventually settled in Firenze. He has worked for the Andrea Pazienza comics centre in Cremona, where he published his first works in Schizzo. He did illustrations for 'Bad Mutants' (Edizioni Comicland) and 'Erinni Gallery' (Star Comics). Rossi has drawn episodes of series like 'Lazarus Ledd' and 'Hammer' for Star Comics between 1993 and 1997. In 1998, he founded the publishing house Smoothouse Publishing, where he published among others Mike Allred's 'Madman' and the antology 'Escape - Vie di Fuga'. In 1999, he contributed to the anthology 'Frontiera - Romanzo Incompiuto in Otto Capitoli', published by Black Velvet. Since 2001, he mainly been active with advertising assigments, and the 'Book' project.