Born today Pietro Gamba
Pietro Gamba (24 October 1925 – 23 December 2008) was born in Varedo. He started his career in comics in 1948 when he collaborated with the publishers Agostino Della Casa and Giuseppe Caregaro (his first story was ‘Kabor’). In 1950, he took over ‘Kinowa’, a series created by writer Andrea Lavezzolo and the EsseGesse collective. In 1954, he drew ‘Zà La Mort’ written by Gianluigi Bonelli, and two years later he came up with another version of ‘Pecos Bill’ with writer Cesare Solini.
For the publishing house Dardo, he illustrated serials like ‘Timbergek’ (with Renzo Barbieri), ‘Ray Fox’ and ‘Dick Cheyenne’, as well as covers for ‘Stormy Red’.