Born today Luciano Bottaro
Luciano Bottaro (16 November 1931 – 25 November 2006) is best known as one of the classic Italian artists of Disney comics, together with Romano Scarpa and Giovan Battista Carpi. Born in Rapallo, he began his career illustrating for the magazine Lo Scolaro in 1949. He created such characters as ‘Gio Polpetta’ and the mushroom ‘Pon Pon’ for the magazine. During this period, he also made satirical drawings for La Domenica del Corriere and La Domenica Quiz.