Giorgio Comolo is a professional advertising illustrator born in Varallo Sesia, Italy in 1961. American super-heroes were his steady diet as a child. As he grew, his appreciation for those larger-than-life stories became a love for the men behind them: John Romita, Gil Kane, Gene Colan, Steve Ditko and above all, Jack Kirby. Later, Comolo discovered European comics by the likes of Moebius, Caza and Jimenez and those too made a strong impression on his style. Now, as a side to his advertising work, Giorgio draws the characters that filled his life (and those of countless other fans), paying homage to the comics greats. You can see his portraits of superheroes as well as his Lovecraftian art at www.redsectorart.com.
Graphic Classics: H.P. Lovecraft
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