I got to wondering about Gold Key artist Alberto Giolitti after posting last night's column, and did a little digging around on the net.
I found this entry on Lambiek that I thought was interesting. Turns outÂ Giolitti was running quite a studio operation in Italy through the 60's and 70's. It also explains who the backup strip artist on Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Nevio Zaccara, was; he was one of Giolitti's apprentices/employees/junior guysÂ in the same studio operation, apparently.
I read an awful lot of his comics in my youth, I was all over the Gold Key adventure and horrorÂ books. In fact, throw in his studio guys' outputÂ and I think the GiolittiÂ operationÂ was responsible for everything I ever bought from Gold Key except the Russ Manning Tarzan. But I never knew his name until last night. I'm glad there are fans out there that keep track of these things.
Here's a Giolitti page as I remember them looking... typically, you would always find, in some combination: a tough guy, aÂ scared girl, and monsters.
That's all. Just footnoting. Thought somebody besides me might be interested and I'd save 'em the Googling.