Gino D'Antonio (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
13" x 17" (340mm x 440mm)Date:
1967This is the original Watercolour painting by Gino D'Antonio.
This is the original pen and ink and watercolour painting used in the girls comic Tina in 1967 for an adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women and Good Wives.
Gino D'Antonio came to the UK to work for Studio D'Ami on British comics. He illustrated "No Rest for Biggles" in Junior Mirror and "Biggles Takes Charge" in Express Weekly.
His big break came when he drew Buffalo Bill in the Comet. He went on to War Picture Library where his first strip was Red Devils in 1957. He also drew Paddy Payne in Lion and strips in Valiant. His work for Tell Me Why and Look and Learn included classic novel adaptations such as Quo Vadis by Henry Sienkiewicz, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. In 1996 he was awarded "Master of Comics" in Lucca, Italy.
He died in 2006. Mike McMahon the 2000AD artist of Judge Dredd said of him "The only artist whose work I copied and traced on a regular basis when I was growing up".