Maurizio Ercole

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Colorist
Location Mestre, Venezia, Italy
Introduction Maurizio Ercole is a italian graphic designer and cartoonist. Since 1988 he has collaborated with many publishing houses, such as Granata Press and Play Press. His comics and illustrations were published in some magazines and books like Frigidaire, Il Male, Mondo Mongo, Snuff, Bzz, Jam City, Mangazine, Kaos, Un Trapano nel cervello, Rumore, Bassa Fedeltà, Motel, Monstars, Graffiti 76% (Brasil) and Raw Comics (USA). The major influence of his comics is the oldies sci-fi and horror movies. Also the underground comix movement was a big inspiration for his early works.
Interests Art, Comics, Literature, Movie, Photography, Pop Culture, Scince-Fiction, Horror, Noir, Advertising, Graphic Design, Ocultism, Space Age, Googie, Roadside Architecture, Tiki, Mid-Century Modern, Neon Signs.
Favorite Movies Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Motorpsycho!, Toto' Nella Luna, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Gen or Glenda, Robot Monster, Forbidden Planet, The Brain from Planet Arous, Invasion of the Saucer Men, Day the Earth Stood Still, Them!, Killers from Space, This Island Earth, Godzilla, Gamera, Matango, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, It Came from Outer Space, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Santa Claus Conquers Martian, A Night at the Opera, Dracula (1931), Bowery at Midnight, L'Isola degli Uomini Pesce, The Trip.
Favorite Music Space Rock, Stoned Rock, Psychedelic, Kraut Rock, Jazz, Classica, Surf, Exotica, Space Age Pop.
Favorite Books Clark Ashton Smith, Arthur Machen, Vladimir F. Odoevskij, William H. Hodgson, Edogawa Ranpo, Joris Karl Huysmans, James Graham Ballard, Alfred Van Vogt, William F. Nolan, Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukosky, Mian Mian, Dino Buzzati, Emilio Salgari, Thomas Ligotti, Stefan Grabinski.