Luciano Bottaro died today
mouse-ducks at wanadoo.fr
Sat Nov 25 18:48:31 CET 2006
>>>> Subject: Luciano Bottaro died today
76-- That's still pretty young.
He had very distinctive style I liked a lot.
I'm browsing through the INDUCKS on the COA; as for Barks and Gottfredson, I
am (re)discovering "hey, this was by him!"
One in particular I have always loved: I TL 202-AP ("La Bataille des
Héros"-- http://coa.inducks.org/issue.php/x/fr/MP+++25#d ), beautifully
written and drawn by Guido Martina & Luciano Bottaro; I'll read it tonight
in hommage to him; it's one of the oldest Mickey Parade books I have-- it's
my own book, not a second-hand buy, which implies a strong bond, as I was 8
when I got it the month it was released, and this issue has always been
among my top favorite MPs because of those two Martina stories (and also
the Scarpa one and one I thought was by Murry).
Oooh, another great one: I TL 535-B ("Topolino e il raffreddore potente
" / "L'Affaire des Saphirs"--
http://coa.inducks.org/issue.php/x/fr/MP+++31#d). He was really good at
drawing both universes.
Another good collaboration was with Carlo Chendi-- for instance, I TL 714-AP
("La Vengeance du Professeur Malefik"--
I also read some of his Pepito stories (with Carlo Chedni, again) in Pif
Gadget, years ago.
Truly one of Italy's greatest Disney artists.
Farewell and thank you very much, Mr. Bottaro!
With all my deepest sympathies to Mr. Bottaro's family,
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