Leone Cimpellin, Italian cartoonist, Died at 90


Leone Cimpellin was born on June 6, 1926, in Rovigo and died on March 27, 2017.

He was an Italian comic artist.

He was sometimes credited under the pen name Ghilbert.

Following the war, Cimpellin started an autonomous career illustrating the Italo-produced comic books of Casey Ruggles (Red Carson in Italy) with scripts of Mario Uggeri and then drawing Gian Luigi Bonelli’s Plutos.

During 1953, when he had collaborating with Guido Martina for the series Pecos Bill and Oklahoma, he became part of the permanent staff of the children magazine Corriere dei Piccoli, for which he created dozens of series, notably Codinzolo, Gibernetta, Tribunzio, Charlie Sprint, Gigi Buzz

Leone Cimpellin passed away at 90 years old.