Roberto Diso

An original page from Diso's One Man Went to War - Lion comic 1966.

Roberto Diso was born in Rome 16 April 1932. At the age of 22, he collaborated on several strips for Il Vittorioso, his first strip was published in the Jolly Album, a collaborative effort with Santo D'Amico.

In 1965 he drew adult strips, and some editions of Goldrake. He worked for the Giolitti studio, drawing various strips for the German market, mostly mysteries.

Later he worked for Fleetway, again via the Giolliti studio, where he drew numerous stories, mostly war. Probably his most well known UK strips were Zip Nolan and One Man Went to War in the Lion Comic. In France he did work for the Éditions Aventures et Voyages, on the Saga of Lancelot and Dan Panther.

In 1974 Sergio Bonelli asked him to take over the strip Mr. No from Gallieno Ferri. Diso became the main illustrator and cover artist of the series from issue 116. His first experience of a complete strip creation happened in 1985 in the Giungla magazine, for which he both wrote and drew the character I Twirl, published later in the magazine L'Eternauta.


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