The creators of Mohican

Short Biography of Paolo Morales e Roberto Diso

Born in Rome, on August 23 1956. He begins drawing very early and takes on painting during high school, participating to several collective exhibitions. After graduating at the Liceo Scientifico he enters the Faculty of Arts, leaving after a while to pursuing drawing full-time. He begins publishing comics in 1978, with Studio Giolitti, creating a few episodes of “L’uomo Mascherato” as well as fantasy and western stories for the German market. From 1981 to 1997 he works for "Lancio Story" and "Skorpio" (Eura), collaborates with "L’Eternauta" by Comic Art, "Torpedo" by Edizioni Acme, "Nero" by Granata Press ” and "L’Intrepido" (Universo), creating the character Renè, who he is writer and artist of. In 1991 he begin his collaboration with Sergio Bonelli Editore for Martin Mystère, writing storylines and scripts and being the artist for several stories. Also for Bonelli, in 2009 he writes the Romanzo a fumetti (graphic novel) “Mohican”, with art by Roberto Diso, published in 2010. Since 1998, Morales also works as sciptwriter, story-editor and artist for several cartoons series. He’s also a storyboard artist for cinema and television since 1984, working with Italian and international directors such as Coppola, Scorsese, Margheriti, Schrader, Montaldo and many others. From 2005 to 2009 he works as the second-unit director for a few Tv movies by Giacomo Campiotti. In 2004, for Dino Audino Editore, he publishes the book "Narrare per immagini", a handbook of techniques for cinematic visualization. He won the INCA prize in 1999 and 2001 for his Martin Mystere’s scripts. In 1993, along with drawers Massimo Rotundo and Giancarlo Caracuzzo and scripts Massimo Vincenti and Stefano Santarelli, he opened the “Scuola Romana dei Fumetti”, where he still teaches Techniques for the cinema storyboard. In his collaboration with Sergio Bonelli Editore, in 2010 it’s time for "Mohican", the fourth volume of Romanzi a Fumetti, where Morales is the author of the script.


Born in Rome, on April 16 1932. At 22 he collaborates with "Il Vittorioso", and then works for a long time in England, for Fleetway, and France, creating the series "Lancelot" and "Dan Panther" for Éditions Aventures et Voyages. In collaboration with Alberto Giolitti’s studio, he also works at several fantasy stories for the German market. In 1965, he designs some episodes of "Goldrake", an “adult” comics that has nothing in common with the eponymous Japenes series, still to be created. He met Sergio Bonelli in 1974, and is entrusted with to episodes of the Collana Rodeo. Bonelli asks him to work on Mister No, and Diso “refurbishes” the character, introducing important variation from Gallieno Ferri’s version. For Mister No, where Diso is the main artist, he also becomes the cover artist since n. 116, "La valle dei morti", taking on Ferri’s work. In the same year, 1985, the Roman author also begins to try his hand at writing, creating texts and art for "Rodo", a character born for the magazine "Giungla!", also published by "L’Eternauta". In 1992 "L’Eternauta" also features a short story, written by Alfredo Castelli and illustrated by Diso, for the series "Zona X presenta", while on the pages of "Comic Art", a few years before, Diso illustrated "Rudy X", written by Rinaldo Traini. While still carrying on his 30-year collaboration for “Mister No” covers and drawings ", in 2003, with the Maxi Tex, Diso begins his “excursus” in the world of the Ranger, later followed by stories created for Almanacco del West 2004 and Maxi Tex 2007 and 2010. In 2006, Diso becomes one of the artists of Volto Nascosto, miniseries that débuts at the newsstands’ on October 2007. In 2010 he creates the art for the fourth Romanzo a Fumetti, "Mohican".