Famous for drawing the Paperino (Donald Duck) Disney character for an Italian comics magazine and for creating a popular comic series about the adventures of a buccaneer character named Pepito, this twentieth-century cartoonist achieved widespread fame in Western and Eastern Europe.
After briefly studying accounting, he began drawing cartoons for an Italian publication titled Lo Scolaro.
Notable for his association with the Bierreci Studios, he worked on an animated Italian television series called Carosello.
He was born and raised in Rapallo, Italy.
He was influenced by the work of fellow cartoonists Otto Messmer and Winsor McCay.