Tanino Liberatore

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Tanino Liberatore

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Tanino Liberatore at Lucca Comics & Games 2015
Born Gaetano Liberatore
(1953-04-12) April 12, 1953 (age 65)
Italy
Nationality Italian
Area(s)
  • Cartoonist
  • Writer
  • Artist
  • Publisher
  • Letterer
  • Notable works
    RanXerox
    Collaborators Stefano Tamburini
    taninoliberatore.com

    Gaetano Liberatore (born April 12, 1953), better known as Tanino Liberatore, is an Italian comics author and illustrator. His best known fictional character is RanXerox.

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    <i>RanXerox</i>

    RanXerox is an Italian science fiction graphic novel series by Stefano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore, two Italian artists who had worked on such magazines as Cannibale and Frigidaire. Conceived as a bizarre antihero, RanXerox was a mechanical creature made from Xerox photocopier parts.

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    Life and work

    Born in Quadri (province of Chieti), Liberatore went to high school in Pescara where he met comics artist Andrea Pazienza. He later finished his architectural studies at the University of Rome. From 1974 to 1978, he designed record covers for RCA. In 1978 he met Stefano Tamburini and published his first work in Tamburini's comics magazine Cannibale . In 1978 Rank Xerox was born, a cyborg-punk, ultra strong creature created by Tamburini. Several stand alone hardcover albums ensued, translated in several languages.

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    Liberatore's work has been republished in several international comics magazines (Transfert, Métal Hurlant , A Suivre , L'Écho des savanes , Chic). The cover of Frank Zappa's The Man from Utopia album features an illustration by Tanino Liberatore, showing Zappa as RanXerox. In 1984 he drew the album cover for Beat Up, the first 7-inch release by New York City based ska band The Toasters. During this time he also created a few 'one of a kind' pieces of art work for Toasters frontman Robert "Bucket" Hingley.

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