Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Hugo Pratt's 84th

Today would have been Hugo Pratt's 84th birthday. He was born June 15th 1927 in Rimini, Italy and died August 20, 1995. An early follower of the Milton Caniff school of comic book art he eventually established his own style and in turn influenced others such as American Frank Miller. He was always drawn to stories with a historical background and his most popular creation was the seafaring Corto Maltese, a long running series that took place in the early 20th century.
Above is a page from his book "Aveno Un Appuntamento", a reminiscence of his travels to the Pacific using text, maps and illustrations. (Copyright 1994 Edizioni Socrates)

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