SCÒZZARI SAYS

SCÒZZARI SAYS

Biography

At the end of the 1970’s, as a result of what in hindsight some might call a magical alignment of the planets, it just happened that some of the most greatest minds and artistic talents in Italy met each other, and decided to collaborate. It all started with magazines like “Cannibale” and “Frigidaire”, and became an eclectic revolution not only in the world of comics, but in visual arts in general. The protagonists of this unprecedented experience were Stefano Tamburini, Massimo Mattioli, Andrea Pazienza, Tanino Liberatore and Filippo Scòzzari. Born in Bologna in 1946, Scòzzari can be counted among the greatest personalities of the contemporary Italian comic, not only for his graphic ability – which allowed him to define a style that combined rapid execution of satirical cartoons, the unpredictable graphics of underground comics, and a wildly tantalizing pop style, most evident in his color work – but also on the basis of his virtuoso writing in the Italian language, masterfully worked to emerge through the most caustic comedy. Among the best known comic works of Scòzzari we should remember the irreverent series of Sister Dentona, the adaptation of the novel “The Blue Dahlia” by Raymond Chandler and a great number of stories with no fixed characters ascribed to different literary genres, from science fiction to erotic. He also wrote many prose books, including “First Pay Then Remember”, a wonderful commemoration of the years – contradictory and unforgettable – in which the “Cannibale” and “Frigidaire” group formed and worked together.

 

 

 

 

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