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Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti
Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti

Sex and Horror: The Art of Emanuele Taglietti

By Korero Press, Foreword by Mark Alfrey

Sex and Horror


160 Pages, 8.5 x 10.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $36.95 (US $36.95) (CA $49.95)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9780957664944

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Korero Press (Apr 2015)

Price: $36.95


A long overdue look at the famed fumetti work of Emanuele Taglietti, a legendary comic book cover artist known for his outrageous artwork In the course of his acclaimed career in the 1970s and 1980s, Emanuele Taglietti painted more than 500 covers for such books as Zora the Vampire, Sukia, Mafia, and 44 Magnum. Taglietti was one of most outstanding artists of the golden age of Italian comics, and crime and horror were his specialties. His iconic work, overflowing with violence and eroticism, is unforgettable. This highly visual biography displays dozens of his amazing full-color paintings, explores his fascinating life and career, and takes a look behind the scenes at his exacting technique. A must-have for comic book fans, artists, and popular culture aficionados alike, the book features never-before-seen photos and art. A unique collection of retrospective of the work of one of the greats of the golden age of Italian comics, this book will appeal to pulp art, comic, and illustration fans.


"[T]he work of one of the leading fumetti cover artists, Emanuele Taglietti, remains highly collectable and has been brought together for the first time in this book, providing a long-overdue look at this forgotten genre."  –

Author Biography

Emanuele Taglietti was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1943. He graduated from the local art institute and then moved to Rome, where he studied stage design. As a set designer in Italian cinema, he worked on numerous films, including Federico Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits (1965) and Marco Ferreri's L'Harem (1967). In 1973, Emanuele Taglietti returned to live in his home town. Inspired by the art of Frank Frazetta and Averardo Ciriello, he became a comic book cover artist for the Italian publisher Edifumetto, working on such titles as La Poliziotta, Vampirissimo, and Wallestein the Monster.