Hugo Pratt

Hugo Pratt is an Italian comic artist whose best-known character is the existentialist adventurer, captain Corto Maltese. Pratt's own extensive travels are the inspiration for Corto Maltese's adventures. In Pratt's youth he accompanied his parents on journeys first to Venice, and then to Ethiopia - both of which became settings for his future works. The family returned to Venice in the early 1940's, where Pratt entered its Academy of Fine Arts. In 1945, he met Mario Faustinelli, with whom he...See more