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Milo Manara

Maurilio Manara known professionally as Milo Manara, is an Italian comic book writer and artist, best known for his erotic approach to the medium.

He made his comics debut in 1969 drawing for Genius, a Fumetti neri series of pocket books. Joining the youth magazine Il Corriere dei Ragazzi, he worked with Rubino, Carlo Barbieri, Mino Milani and Silverio Pisú. With Pisú Manara launched the publications Telerompo and Strategia della Tensione in 1974 and the series Alessio, Il Borghese Rivoluzionario, and with writer Mino Milani the series La parola alla giuria in 1975. Manara and Pisú later went on to publish Lo Scimmiotto (The Ape) along the story of the Chinese Monkey King in Alter Linus in 1976, and with Alfredo Castelli, L'Uomo delle Nevi (The Snowman) in 1978.

Manara also completed two stories working with another of his heroes, Federico Fellini. In the U.S. The Ape was serialised in Heavy Metal in the early 1980s and Manara received some exposure through collaborations with Neil Gaiman and other artists.

In October 2006, Manara developed character designs for the animated television series City Hunters. Manara penciled an X-Men project written by Chris Claremont for Marvel Comics. X-Men: Ragazze in fuga was released in Italy this was later reprinted by Marvel Comics in English as X-Women.

In 2013 he started to do variant covers for issues of Marvel comic books

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