Paolo Piffarerio, Italian animator and cartoonist, Died at 90


Paolo Piffarerio was born on August 27, 1924, in Recanati and died on June 30, 2015.

He was an Italian comics artist and animator.

He studied at the Brera Academy.

During his time at the academy he pratice his skills as a comics artist.

Paolo created the comic character Capitan Falco in 1943.

He met Gino Gavioli, with whom he founded “Gamma Film”, a company considered a pioneer in the field of Italian animation.

During that time the pair completed several animation shorts for Carosello, as well as The Long Green Sock (Italian: La lunga calza verde), a 1961 medium length film about the history of Italy written by Cesare Zavattini.

Paolo collaborated with Max Bunker to a number of comics series, such as Viva l’Italia (1961), Maschera Nera (1963), El Gringo (1965) and Alan Ford.

He also illustrated for about one hundred issues between 1975 and 1984.

Paolo collaborated with Enzo Biagi for his La storia d’Italia a fumetti, and was author of a number of comics adaptations of novels and historical biographies for Il Giornalino.

Paolo Piffarerio passed away at 90 yrs old.