Giuseppe Montanari, the artist who drew Dylan Dog for three decades, has died
The Italian comic artist Giuseppe Montanari, one of the creators of the cult comic "Dylan Dog", died at the age of 86. The news of the death of the artist was published on the official Facebook page of the publishing house of the said comic book.
"Giuseppe Montanari has left us. He, together with Ernesto Grassani, has led us on numerous, unforgettable adventures of Dylan Dog," the publishing house announced on Facebook.
Montanari made his debut in the series "Dylan Dog" already in the third edition, in the episode "Night of the Full Moon", in 1986.
The artist was born in San Giovanni in Persicetto, a town in the province of Bologna, on November 26, 1936. In 1954, after graduating from high school, he began working as an associate at the D'Ami editorial studio, first on the western series I Tre Bill, and later drawing numerous western stories as a supplement for the publications Cucciolo and "Tiramola".
In 1986, he joined the Dylan Dog team, where together with Ernesto Grassani, he became one of the most famous and recognizable cartoonists, creating 27 stories from the regular series from 1986 to 2017. From December 2021, this time together with Paolo Bacillieri, he became the cover artist of the bimonthly Dylan Dog Oldboy.