Massimo Mattioli

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Massimo Mattioli

Massimo Mattioli (25 September 1943 – 23 August 2019) was an Italian artist and cartoonist.[1] He was born in Rome.

Mattioli began his career in 1965. He was also published in Corto Maltese and Frigidaire.[2] In 1973 he began his works with Il Giornalino, creating the character Pinky.

In 1977, he created the underground magazine Cannibale. In 1978, Cannibale published the first adventure of Joe Galaxy. In 1982, he created the Squeak the Mouse series. His works helped inspire The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.[3]

Mattioli died on 23 August 2019 in Rome after a short-illness at the age of 75.[3]

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  1. Healey, Robin (1998). Twentieth-century Italian literature in English translation: an annotated bibliography 1929-1997. U of Toronto P. p. 358. ISBN 978-0-8020-0800-8.
  2. Moliterno, Gino (2000). Encyclopedia of contemporary Italian culture. CRC Press. pp. 177–78. ISBN 978-0-415-14584-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Morto Massimo Mattioli, addio a 75 anni alla leggenda del fumetto italiano che ispirò Matt Groening at Fanpage (in Italian)

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