Born today Kurt Caesar
Kurt Kaisar (1906, France – 12 July 1974, Italy), aka Caesar Away, Jack Away, Avai, Corrado Caesar was born in Montigny-les-Metz in France. He attended the School of Fine Arts in Munich, and began his career as an international journalist for the German Ulman News Agency. In the mid-1930s, he moved to Italy, where he focused on a career in comics. He changed his name to Kurt Caesar, and started signing his pages with “Caesar Away”, “Jack Away” or “Avai”. A pilot himself, he specialized in aviation comics, but he has also done naval, science fiction, historical and western comics. Caesar was very good at desiging machines and aircrafts – that’s why he enjoyed drawing war stories.