The creators of Dampyr

Short biographies of Mauro Boselli and Maurizio Colombo

MAURO BOSELLI was born in Milan on 30th. August, 1953. After a varied career- as a translator of novels, script-writer and producer of TV cartoons etc. - he joined the editorial staff of Sergio Bonelli in 1984 working on the magazine "Pilot", edited by Tiziano Sclavi. Later, he also edited "Orient Express".   
He translated many French comic strips for "Pilot" and the American series "Indiana Jones" by Marvel. Turning his back on the magazine world, he became editor factotum for Bonelli, working on comic strips, editorials, booklets linked to Summer offers and the series of Almanacs. His first comic for Bonelli was the story of Tex, "La Minaccia Invisibile", written together with Gianluigi Bonelli himself. Later, he wrote the mini-series River Bill, based on Guido Nolitta's idea. In 1991, he joined the staff of Zagor, with the special album "La Fiamma Nera". A couple of years later he took over the beginning of "The Second American Odyssey" and "L'Esploratore scomparso" (drawings by Marcello). In 1994, with "Il passato di Carson" he officially joined the Tex series which he now shares with Claudio Nizzi. He has also written for The Adventures of Mister No, Il Piccolo Ranger and Dylan Dog. Dampyr, written in collaboration with Colombo, is his first original character. Since 2012, he's the editor of "Tex".

MAURIZIO COLOMBO was born in Busto Arsizio on 11th. March, 1960. A film fanatic, during the 1980's he worked with the documentary team for the "Corona Cinematografica" production and for the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the Army. In 1990 he became co-writer of "Lo Schermo Insanguinato", written with Antonio Tentori, it was the first exhaustive guide to Italian cinema of the fantastic published in Italy. Later, he worked on three editions of Dylan Dog Horror Fest and drew up several of the entries for "35 Millimeters of Fear", a book devoted to international film fiction. He has worked for Sergio Bonelli since 1992. After having written some books linked to special albums, and providing ideas for Nick Raider (such as "Città crudele" and "Immagine di Morte"), he joined the editorial staff of the Almanacs, for which he wrote various texts. He has written the scripts of some of the episodes of Zagor (such as "La paura corre sul fiume" and "Una pallottola per Kelso"), a series where he has been of real help to the editor Boselli, and also of Mister No (two titles out of many being "Uno straniero a Redencion" and "C'era una volta a New York"). Together with Mauro Boselli he has created Dampyr and written many script for the character.