The mystery of who that magnificently talented Italian storyboard artist was has been solved by Patrick Lamb of Express Visuals. Paddy writes, "Hi Leif, the Italian artist is definitely Roberto Molino. I have kept my eye out for his work for ages, he was great."
That's a name that was suggested by Paulo Gaspare last week in the comments of the last post. A name I'm sorry to say I'm unfamiliar with.
Paddy found these two new examples of Molino's work online. The one above especially knocks me out... but they're both great!
Let's hope more Roberto Molino artwork surfaces. Very inspiring stuff! As Paddy says, "Molino had that looseness, lively thing going on. Absolute solid drawing and the confidence that comes with it leads to wonderful risk-taking with some. He knew what he was doing, so he just threw it down."
* Later that evening: On the advice of my friend David Roach in England, I did a little detective work on the Internet and found some more work by Roberto Molino. WARNING: this material is semi-nude and violent. It may offend some people and is definitely NSFW!
David writes, "Roberto Molino as far as I know never actually drew any comics but he certainly painted 100s of covers for various sex/horror pocket sized comics , similar to the work of Biffignandi."