Fleetway's "Artist Unknown"
Fleetway's "Artist Unknown"

During the 1950's and 60's the giant UK publishing group Fleetway produced more comics than they had artists to work on them. This in a time when a weekly sales figure per title was in the region of 300,000 (now sadly declining to around 80,000 per week - in 1950 the first issue of Eagle sold close to 1 million copies). So they turned to various foreign studios and freelance artists to draw the strips that they required. As the predominent theme at that time were war stories, this in the main, is what was commissioned. However, many other types of strip were created by these artists whose strips, sadly, are sometimes more famous than they are. Here is a short biographical list of those that I know about, if you have further information, please get in touch.

The Agency Artists Carlo Jacono
Giancarlo Alessandrini Horacio Lalia
Horacio Altuna Dino Leonetti
Victor Hugo Arias Guglielmo Letteri
Sergio Asteriti Francisco Solano Lopez
Severino Baraldi Antonio Lupatelli
Carmen Barbara (Genies) Alfredo Marculeta
Dino Battaglia Bruno Marraffa
Massimo Belardinelli Santiago Martin Salvador
Luis Bermejo Fortunino Matania
Aureli Bevia José Antonio Munoz
Alessandro Biffignandi Virgilio Muzzi
Jesús Blasco Nadal (Angel Nadal Quirch)
Armando Bonato Erio Nicolo
Carlo Boscarato José Ortiz
Alberto Breccia Raffaele Paparella
Enrique Breccia Angel Ruiz Pardo
Guido Buzzelli Ivo Pavone
Amador García Cabrera Vitor Peon
Kurt Caesar Jordi Penalva
Renzo Calegari Carlos Pino
Angel Badia Camps Garcia Pizarro
Antonio Canale Renato Polese
Massimo Carnevale Hugo Pratt
Alberto Caruso Victor Pron
Arturo del Castillo Aldoma Puig
Alessandro Chiarollo Nadir Quinto
Eduardo Teixeira Coelho Enrique Badia Romero
Carlos Cruz Carlos V.Roume
Rinaldo (Roy D'Ami) Dami and the D'Ami Studio Alberto Salinas
Gino D'Antonio José Luis Salinas
Roberto Diso Enric Sio
Romano Felmang Ferdinando Tacconi
Gallieno Ferri Sergio Tarquinio
Alfonzo Font Angelo Todaro
Carlos Friexas Giorgio Trevisan
Leone Frollo Tom Tully (writer)
Victor de la Fuente Mario Uggeri
Alberto Giolitti and the Giolitti Studio Loredano Ugolini
Ruggero Giovannini Mike Western
Jose Gonzalez Juan Zanotto
Arthur Horowicz Nevio Zeccara
   
   
   
   

     
Hugo Gernsback
Father of Science Fiction
Hector German Oesterheld (writer)
and non-Fleetway contributor
Denis McLoughlin
Boardman, Fleetway and Thomson artist
Stanley J. Gooch
Fleetway Editor in the Golden Age of British comics
See also the Golden Age of AP Comics

 


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