Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

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Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by helsbels » 30 Jan 2013, 18:58

This link appeared on my facebook today, via the Misty comic website:
http://www.mistycomic.co.uk/portal/Behi ... v_2012.pdf
An interesting article about the wonderful Mario Capaldi and background to some of the stories he worked on, by his daughter Vanda. Fascinating stuff.

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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by helsbels » 30 Jan 2013, 19:13

I have read the article via facebook, but at the moment this link doesn't seem to be working. The article should be accessible via the mistycomic website.

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Post by philcom55 » 30 Jan 2013, 23:11

Thanks for the link Helen - it seems to be working OK now. Have you got Vanda's poetic biography of her father? I remember Mario's 'Typhoon Tracy' well, though from his name I'd always assumed he was one of Fleetway's legion of agency artists working on the continent. It's quite a surprise to learn that he was born and raised here in the UK!

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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by matrix » 04 Dec 2013, 10:19

I hope it is ok to post this here. As he has been mentioned a few times recently mainly in the 100 greatest thread, I thought some might like to see an example of the work he did for 'Teddy bear' comic in the early seventies.
These full page works were dominated as many know by Blasco and Mary Brooks so it is quite refreshing to see a Mario Capaldi piece turn up now and again.
Interesting to see the dedication he had to his work, would anyone like to comment on what they feel is his best.
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Post by comixminx » 04 Aug 2015, 12:52

Did anyone download a copy of the Capaldi article as a PDF? The Mistycomic portal link has been down for quite some time and I've never managed to read the article.
jintycomic.wordpress.com/ Excellent and weird stories from the past - with amazing art to boot.

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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by helsbels » 06 Aug 2015, 08:04

Comixminx - I printed a copy of the article off! When I find it I can scan it and upload on here later or tomorrow?

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Post by comixminx » 06 Aug 2015, 10:20

helsbels wrote:Comixminx - I printed a copy of the article off! When I find it I can scan it and upload on here later or tomorrow?
Thank you Helsbels! That would be great, really great. No immediate hurry from my point of view but it's always best to strike while the iron's hot I know :D
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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by RuthB » 06 Aug 2015, 10:40

I would be very interested on that too :)

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Post by comixminx » 12 Sep 2015, 22:09

helsbels wrote:Comixminx - I printed a copy of the article off! When I find it I can scan it and upload on here later or tomorrow?
Would still love a copy of this if you ever manage it, Helsbels?
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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by marckie73 » 21 Sep 2015, 12:07

Is it possible to post the article here?

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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by helsbels » 21 Sep 2015, 12:20

Hi everyone - have been looking for the article but I'm not sure where it is at the moment! I know I have it and I'm going to check a couple of other places and get back to you all. Apologies. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by helsbels » 21 Sep 2015, 12:24

In the meantime I've just found this website - http://www.mariocapaldiartist.co.uk/

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Post by philcom55 » 21 Sep 2015, 14:03

Funnily enough I just picked up a nice copy of the Ladybird book of The Princess And The Frog at a boot sale. This features some marvellous examples of his fairy tale artwork.
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Post by comixminx » 21 Sep 2015, 21:52

helsbels wrote:In the meantime I've just found this website - http://www.mariocapaldiartist.co.uk/
Thanks! I've linked to that on the Jinty site - always good to add more references.
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Re: Mario Capaldi article by Vanda Capaldi

Post by matrix » 14 Nov 2015, 07:32

A couple more examples that I could not see in his gallery, these are both from 'Teddy Bear'.
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