Goodbye to one of Dylan Dog’s “graphic fathers”. The cartoonist Luigi Piccatto, a mainstay of the creative team of the investigator of the nightmare, the character created by Tiziano Sclavi, died on the night of March 13-14 at the age of 68 in Asti, where he had lived for some time. News of the disappearance was announced by Sergio Bonelli Editore, who hired Piccatto to join the design team of the newborn Dylan Dog in 1986. The cartoonist has become one of Dylan Dog’s most prolific artists, with 35 albums in the monthly series, signing cult hits like Golconda, Pink Rabbits Kill and Grand Guignol. He is the author of the entire Dylan Presents Groucho series (nine issues) as well as various short stories, specials and giant issues.
Born in Turin on July 13, 1954, after dropping out of medical school in 1977, Piccatto made his professional debut in the world of comics on the pages of Corrier Boy, drawing Chris Lean, before collaborating with Skorpio and LaunchStory magazines “. In 1985 he drew the stories “The Rebel” for Edifumetto’s “Jeans Adventures”. And even after landing at the Bonelli publishing house, he continued to work with the “Corriere dei Piccoli”: between 1986 and 1988 he drew Roy Rod and Abular .
His collaboration with Sergio Bonelli Editore developed primarily on the Dylan Dog books, occasionally extending to titles such as Magico Vento and Nathan Never. He also owns the drawings for the first issue of “Demian” (2006) and from one of his motifs the character of Kent Darwin was born, for whom he has drawn every adventure, starting from the “Novel in Comics” to the recent mini-series “Bold” . Last fall his latest story appeared in #15 of Dylan Dog Oldboy, with more still awaiting publication.