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Young Corto Maltese strip by Lele Vianello - Comic Strip

Young Corto Maltese strip

Comic Strip
Pencil sketch on the back


Hugo Pratt´s assistant Lele (Rafaele) Vianello got permission to create a semi-official Corto Maltese story. The hero in Il Millantatore, published in the Italian Corto Maltese magazine 9/1987 (and the French Corto magazine 16), is a nameless young lad who is obviously Corto. He experiences the Boxer Rebellion in Beijing, China in 1900. The story is also published in an Italian album called Il Millantatore. Vianello is still creating comic stories in a graphic style very reminiscent of Pratt.

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About Lele Vianello

Lele Vianello began his career doing science fiction stories in the magazine Il Mago in the mid-1970s. He then had several publications in Help, Simbad and some local magazines. In 1981, he created 'Venezia, una Singolare Avventura'. In the 1980s, he cooperated with Hugo Pratt on several series and advertising jobs. At the publishing house Casterman, he created 'Le Fanfaron'.