'Bobo' (Bobo #9, 2001).

Valeria Turati is an Italian illustrator and comic artist, known for her work on Disney comics, the Dutch Bobo magazine and 'Geronimo Stilton' books.

Disney Global Magazines
Valeria Turati was born in 1964 in Como, a city in Italy's northern Lombardy region. In 1988, she was among the first students of The Disney University, an in-house unit of the Walt Disney Company, where veteran Disney cartoonist Giovan Battista Carpi trained new artists. By the end of the decade, Turati was working for the Disney Global Magazine division, doing illustrations for Cip & Ciop (Chip 'n' Dale) magazine and the pre-school Bambi title. Specializing in color art, she made the painted backgrounds for new comic adaptations of the 'Mickey Mouse' films 'The Prince and the Pauper' (1990, drawn by Sergio Asteriti and Roberto Santillo) and 'The Three Musketeers' (2004, penciled by Fabrizio Petrossi). In the 2010s, she created the watercolor backgrounds for Disney's young adult comic series 'Real Life' (2014), forming the art team with Alberto Zanon, Andrea Scoppetta and Marco Failla.

Other comic and illustration work
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Turati was one of the illustrators of Poochie, a comic magazine published in Italy by Mondadori, based on a Mattel toyline. In 1994, she succeeded Sergio Cavina as the illustrator of the adventures of Bobo Bunny, the title comic of the Dutch toddler magazine Bobo. In the early 2000s, other artists took over, including the Italians Anna Falcetti and Andrea Da Rold. Turati was by then working as a book illustrator, most notably for the highly popular 'Geronimo Stilton' series, originally created by Elisabetta Dami.

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