Here in the US, in the late 70s and early 80s, we were reading comics like Marvel’s The Human Fly. But there was something entirely different going on in Italy. The ‘sexy fumetti’ craze had taken hold. This fad put the the scariness of horror films and twisted humor into blender, and then topped it all off with another dollop of unabashed sexiness. Some people have called them “the most shocking comics ever produced”, and I say that’s an understatement.
A counterbalance these lurid, prurient comics is the outstanding art of Italian master Emanuele Taglietti. He painted over 500 covers for many comics including Sukia, Magnum 44 and Ulula. Each painting has a sense of urgency combined with an off-the-charts level of skill.
Korero Press has recently published Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti. Clearly, it’s not for the faint of heart or the prudish. Even liberal thinkers probably need to take a deep breath before reading this one. Continue reading “WIth Further Ado #005 Why Don’t You Know About Emanuele Taglietti?”