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Dalena

Author biography Dalena

Antonello Dalena got his start by illustrating short stories for Disney ("Mickey," "Donald Duck"). He also drew character designs for the cartoon production company Artoonic. Then he became a student of Alessandro Barbucci, illustrator of "SkyDoll" (Soleil), and discovered the Franco-Belgian "bande dessinée." Impressed by his abilities, Barbucci entrusted him with two volumes of "Monster Allergy," published by Soleil. Dalena then illustrated the first volume of "Lys" (Soleil). He eventually illustrated his first entire series, alongside Guillaume Bianco, "Ernest & Rebecca" (Le Lombard; Papercutz in English), which won an award at the Angoulême Comics Festival in 2013. He alternated the illustration of "Ernest & Rebecca" with the series "Sybil, la fée cartable" (Le Lombard), written by Michel Rodrigue. A young prodigy of the Italian school, Dalena is an artist who doesn't impose on himself any specific stylistic identity, in order to find his own graphic personality between manga and animation. His most recent work is "Hercule, agent intergalactique" (Le Lombard; "Hercules Intergalactic Agent," Europe Comics, 2019).

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