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Sex and Horror: The Art of Fernando Carcupino
Sex and Horror: The Art of Fernando Carcupino

Sex and Horror: The Art of Fernando Carcupino

Illustrated by Fernando Carcupino

Sex and Horror


192 Pages, 8.75 x 10.25

Formats: Trade Paper

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

Publication Date: May 2020

ISBN 9781912740031

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Korero Press (May 2020)

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A close look at the "fumetti sexy" comics and pinups work of an acclaimed Italian artist

This is the third volume in the Sex and Horror series, which celebrates the publishing craze known as "fumetti sexy:" Italian adult comics and cartoons with a unique take on such genres as horror, crime, fantasy, history, and fairy tales. Their huge success in the 1960s and '70s was due in part to their uninhibited mix of twisted humor, gory violence, and up-front eroticism, but the element that makes them so collectable today is their technicolor cover illustrations, rendered by classically trained painters. This book focuses on the work of Fernando Carcupino, famed not just for his comic work but his pinups, as well. 


"A fascinating glimpse of a little-documented and long-since abandoned seam of horror." —SFX

"Incredible paintings." —Bizarre Magazine

"Highly collectible and long-overdue." —Coffin Cuties

"There are more vampires, ghouls, devils, freaks, monsters and maniacs in Sex and Horror than you could shake a zombie's severed arm at." —The Erotic Review

"Sensual, lurid, saturated and bristling with energy." —Fangoria

"perfect for vintage fiction lovers or horror lovers in general."—Independent

Author Biography

Fernando Carcupino was an Italian painter, illustrator, and comics artist who grew up in Milan and studied art under Achille Funi at the city's Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. During World War II he worked on the animated feature film The Rose of Baghdad, before serving as a sub-lieutenant in the Granatieri Brigade of the Italian Liberation Corps. In 1946, after producing the episode Scacco matto a Coe for the comics series Il Solitario (The Lonely One), he joined his friend Mario Faustinelli on the staff of Asso di Picche and became part of the so-called Venice Group, which also included the comic artists and writers Hugo Pratt, Dino Battaglia, and Damiano Damiani.In the early 1970s, Carcupino produced a series of risque covers for the weekly magazine La Giraffa, as well as creating the covers for several Edifumetto publications, including Vampirissimo, Fiabe Proibite, and I Sanguinari. In 1983 he received the Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana from the Italian government for his artistic achievements. In 1999 he was also awarded the Caran D'Ache Prize at the Salone Expocartoon in Rome, for his lifelong contribution to illustration.