Augusto Pedrazza

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Augusto Pedrazza (born February 1, 1923 in Milan , Italy ; † December 1994 there ) was an Italian cartoonist .


After studying graphics at the "Accademia ambrosiana di pittura", Pedrazza began to publish his first comics in 1942. In the second half of the 1940s he met Roberto Renzi , who created scenarios for him until the 1950s. From 1948 onwards, many of his comics were published by the publisher “Tomasina”, including Tanks , Pierino Atom and Il Principe Nero .

Pedrazza’s best-known works include the Akim comic series , which was clearly based on Tarzan and continued by Pedrazza until the end of his career, and the science fiction series Fulgor, the space flier , which was first released in piccolo format (small Booklets in landscape format) appeared. In the 1960s, Pedrazza also worked for the French market and on the Zembla series , which he gave to Franco Oneta after only four episodes because it borrowed too much from his own Akim series.

In addition to Fulgor , which appeared in Italy under the original title Joe Bolide , and Akim , Pierino Atom was also published in German. This was published under the title Blitz, the newspaper boy like Akim and Fulgor in Walter Lehning Verlag .

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Individual evidence

  1. Augusto Pedrazza at (Italian), accessed on December 15, 2010
  2. a b c d Andreas C. Knigge : Comic Lexikon . Ullstein Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Vienna 1988, ISBN 3-548-36554-X , p. 354.