The creators of Greystorm


A short biography of Antonio Serra and Gianmauro Cozzi

ANTONIO SERRA  was born in Alghero on 16 February 1963 he made his first appearance in the world of publishing and fiction in the late nineteen-seventies, when he became the editor of the journal for science fiction enthusiasts "Fate largo". In 1982, at the "Il Circolo" Cultural Center of Cagliari, he met Michele Medda and Bepi Vigna, together with whom he would later set up the group that has become known in cartoon literary circles as “La Banda dei Sardi” [The Sardinian Gang]. Sharing a common passion for comics, the trio joined the "Bande Dessinèe"(together with other future authors such as Vanna Vinci and Otto Gabos), subsequently becoming professional writers in this sector, with some of the ideas they had created for Martin Mystère being scripted by Alfredo Castelli. Still working together, Medda, Serra and Vigna then created further scripts for the archeologist detective and also some for Dylan Dog. Finally, after working together on the Nathan Never and Legs Weaver project, they devoted their efforts separately to writing the scripts of the individual episodes. Serra is also on the editorial board of the series devoted to the Agenzia Alfa: Legs Weaver, Agenzia Alfa, Asteroide Argo, Universo Alfa. In 1999, the publisher Sergio Bonelli approved Serra's proposal for a new character, Gregory Hunter, that débuts at the news-stands in 2001. During the summer of ’05 the work for the project, later to be called Greystorm, begins: 12 albums mini-series created with Gianmauro Cozzi, published starting with October 2009.

GIANMAURO COZZI born in Cerro Maggiore (Milano) on March 22, 1967, after graduating at Scuola del Fumetto di Milano, worked in advertising and children book illustration. In 1989 he was recruited as a graphic by Sergio Bonelli Editore. Together with Teresa Marzìa, he designed Legs Weaver n. 1, "Le Dame Nere", and n. 27, "Il ritorno delle Dame Nere". For Nathan Never he worked at n. 47, "Exodus", alongside Sergio Masperi, Ivan Calcaterra and Francesco Rizzato, and he created many illustrations for “City News” column. Among his many editorial tasks, he’s in charge of the colouring of Zagor’s covers. In 2005 he begins the work with Antonio Serra, for the project that will become the miniseries, Greystorm, creating the preparatory studies for all the characters, the vehicles and for many settings where the saga takes place. In the series, also, Cozzi is the author of the covers and the graphic look of the albums.