Luigi Siviero of the Italian Fumetti di Carta blog writes to inform us an interesting piece of news:
Matteo Casali and Giuseppe Camuncoli are going to publish a short coloured comic with Corto Maltese in the italian magazine Specchio +, a monthly supplement to the newspaper La Stampa. The comic is a prequel of Quattro sassi nel fuoco (Four Stones in the Fire), the seventh chapter of The Skorpions of the Desert, published in Italy last year by Lizard.
The main character is Hugo Pratt creation Cush, who appeared in earlier Corto stories but apparently Corto himself will appear in a flashback.
While following Pratt in anything is a big challenge, Casali and Camuncoli are very talented fellows in their own right, so we’re excited to see them working on something like this.
You can read the original post in Italian here.
Casali and Camuncoli also recently finished a book called La neve se ne frega, an adaptation of a novel by well-known Italian rocker Luciano Ligabue. Cammo’s cover, colored by Gabriele Dell’Otto after Klimt is below.
You can read a bio of the duo (in Italian) here.
BONUS: whatever happened to those long-ago announced English editions of Corto Maltese to be published by Heavy Metal? Every once in a while we call up Howard Jurofsky at Heavy Metal and ask, but apparently it is still caught up in a rights issue.