Ebbene sì. Senza neanche volerlo abbiamo scoperto di essere letti anche in Gran Bretagna. A segnalarlo a enordest.it Paolo Ongaro, che senza saperlo si è ritrovato l’intervista fatta a lui sulla rivista britannica “Commando”. L’articolo in questione è https://www.enordest.it/2022/04/24/ongaro-doppio-wow-per-il-mio-martin-mystere/. Ora riportiamo l’articolo, rigorosamente in inglese e tradotto parola per parola dal nostro articolo. Un’altra bella soddisfazione per il nostro giornale.
énordest su Commando
Commando artist Paolo Ongaro honoured at Lucca, new issues out this week
BY JOHN FREEMAN on
There’s an action-packed, high-tension set of Commando comics from DC Thomson Media on offer in newsagents and as digital editions this week, visiting the Home Front, North Africa, and the Pacific and European Theatres.
But before we launch into details of these new issues, congratulations to Commando artist Paolo Ongaro, who has received the Best Comic 2021 award at the Lucca Comics festival in Italy, for his work on the Italian series Martin Mystère, on a story set in Venice.
“It’s not the first recognition of my work,” Paolo told Italian news site eNordest in a brief interview, “I’ve received others that pleased me, even at Lucca. But this time, I was even more proud that this award came not from a jury, or a vote of comic creators, usually few people. But through a ballot of readers for the best 2021 book, influenced only by the quality of the design. Wow – double wow!”
Da énordest ripresa anche la biografia
Paolo Ongaro made his comics debut at the age of 17, in 1964, providing inks on pencils by Vladimiro Missaglia. At the end of the 1960s, he began to collaborate with various Italian publishers. Such as Gino Sansoni, creating some comic stories published in the magazine simply titled Horror.
His work in the 1970s was varied, including strips for children’s periodicals such as Intrepido and Il Monello, published by Editrice Universo and the series Collana Eroica, published by Dardo. His credits also include Diabolik, inking eight issues drawn by Sergio Zaniboni, Il Giornalino, Il Corriere dei Ragazzi and SuperGulp! (1975); and the series, Storia d’Italia a fumetti, written by Enzo Biagi (1978), published by Mondadori.
Spreading his wings further, he drew the series La découverte du monde and Histoire du Far West for French publisher Larousse from 1980 to 1987, as well as stories for L’Écho des Savanes and Pif; and in 1986, he started drawing stories for Mickey Mouse. Towards the end of the 1980s, he returned to the Universo with Xenio and Rally, two series that appeared in Intrepido. For Lanciostory, he created the series Old America, based on scripts by Andrea Mantelli.
Citazione per énordes anche per il premio sulla storia di Martin Mystère
In the early 1990s, Paolo joined the staff of the popular Martin Mystère series, beginning a long collaboration. Since 2010 he has also created Rici and Flay comic for the Centro Riciclo di Vedelago (Giano Editore), intended to raise awareness among children about separate waste collection. In 2012/2013, he drew the story of Caravaggio, for the love of art, a comic series published in the magazine Skorpio (Editoriale Aurea),written by Roberto Recchioni and Giulio Antonio Gualtieri.
In addition to his work on Commando for DC Thomson and, previously, for IPC Media, this versatile, award-winning artist has also drawn strips for publishers in China, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Paolo seems focused on his work for Commando at present, although he’s also hinted at a new colour comic planned for release in 2023. But there’s no indication that is for the British market in interviews.