Gino Gavioli, Italian comics artist and animator, Died at 93


Gino Gavioli was born on May 9, 1923, and died on November 19, 2016.

He was an Italian comics artist, animator, and occasional comic writer.

after graduating from the Brera Academy Gavioli debuted illustrating some comic series for the publisher Alberto Traini in collaboration with his fellow Paolo Piffarerio.

During the World War II Gino Gavioli served as a soldier, and he reprised the activity of illustrator only in 1948, drawing the series Nonno Bigio for Edizioni Alpe.

During 1952 he started collaborating with the magazine Il Monello, and the same year he co-founded with Piffarerio and his brother Roberto “Gamma Film”, a company considered a pioneer in the field of Italian animation which soon specialized in animation shorts for Carosello.

In 1960 Gino Gavioli collaborated with Corriere dei Piccoli, also illustrating many covers and taking care of the games column of the magazine, and in 1961 he started a fifty years long collaboration with Il Giornalino.

Among his best-known comics series, Vita da cani (with Tiziano Sclavi as writer), Paco y Monolito, Sempronio, Il Lupo e l’Agnello and Orlando lo strambo of which he was also author of the stories.

Gino Gavioli passed away at 93 years old.