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L'Inferno di Topolino (Mickey's Inferno)

Artist: Fabio Celoni (All)

34 Comments  -   6,387 Views  -   7 Likes


L'Inferno di Topolino (Mickey's Inferno) Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: L'Inferno di Topolino (Mickey's Inferno)
Artist: Fabio Celoni (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Illustration
For Sale Status: Not In This Life
Views: 6,387
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Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 34
Added to Site: 6/3/2013
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Description

"L'Inferno di Topolino".

This is a 1949 story written by Guido Martina and illustrated by Angelo Bioletto. We're talking about one the first Disney stories fully realized by Italian artists and at the same time the first important one published on "Topolino" (Mickey Mouse) magazine. We're talking about the first "Grande Parodia" (many parodies related to literature and cinema followed).
We're talking about history.
This is a story every fan of Disney comics in Italy knows and loves.
Mickey Mouse is Dante Alighieri, Goofy is Virgilio. Martina used a lot of Disney characters in the story, including the ones from the movies and cartoons.
Now, which artist could best illustrate "L'Inferno di Topolino" today?
Easy and obvious choice.

Fabio Celoni.

Those familiar with his art, know that he's a terrific artist that really shines when working on stories that deal with horror and gothic atmospheres. In particular, I love his Disney stories that make you laugh and, at the same time, have that particular "dark side" that makes them so peculiar and special. If you have the chance, please read "Dracula di Bram Topker", a parody of Dracula with Disney characters brilliantly written by Bruno Enna and magnificently illustrated by Fabio.

This illustration, inspired by Martina & Bioletto's story, really speaks for itself. It's simply crazy what Fabio managed to achieve.
Crazy.
The perspective, the insane details, everything is just plain incredible.
It's the size of an A3, so it's pretty big. And it needs to be seen at its original size to really understand what we're talking about.
And once you start looking at it, it's difficult to stop. Each single element in this picture seems to tell you a story (this particular skill kinda remind me of Norman Rockwell). You're lost in all the details, the magnificence of the composition, the vitality of the characters that really seem to be alive on this sheet of paper.

You can see some amazing close-ups to appreciate the incredible level of detail.

There's also a scan of the pencils, just before the inking phase. I love Fabio's pencils that are purposely not very tight because inking here is not merely tracing lines, but reinterpreting and recreating. That's why the final inked art is so fresh and alive.

Published on Topolino magazine #3000 and also on "Disney d'autore - Fabio Celoni".

I will never find enough words to fully express my gratitude to Fabio for creating this masterpiece!


Paper size: 29.7 x 42.3 cm

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Andrea F. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Stunning pice!!! Congrats!
Posted on 6/3/2013


Giovanni Zagaria wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Meravigliosa!!!!
Posted on 6/3/2013


Davide G. wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Truly a huge, incredible Disney piece! Thanks for sharing!
Posted on 6/3/2013


Bio Art wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
speachless.
Posted on 6/3/2013


Jeff Vito wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
crazy and beautiful! Fabio is a true Master... congratulations!
Posted on 6/3/2013


William B. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
meraviglia totale ed assoluta
Posted on 6/5/2013


Alberto Setaccioli wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Uno Spettacolo per gli Occhi, veramente complimenti.
Posted on 6/6/2013


Ema niak wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Mitica splash per una storia... da mito!
Posted on 6/9/2013


Daniele Gradella wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Non il mio genere Fabio....ma stupenda, complimenti!
Posted on 6/14/2013


Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is wonderful! Such nostalgia and gorgeous to look at. Bravo!
Posted on 6/19/2013


George Hagenauer wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Magnificent almsot more an underground than a Disney piece
Posted on 8/15/2013


Raymond's Collector wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Semplicemente Stupenda. Congratulazioni per questo incredibile pezzo!
Posted on 8/16/2013


Carmine Gawain wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Nice
Posted on 8/29/2013


Oystein Sorensen wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic and infernal images! A masterpiece indeed.
Posted on 9/8/2013


Giacomo Iori wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow, Bella!
Posted on 9/16/2013


Nelson Animated Ink wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Disney usually keeps things clean and simple. The detail on this is absolutely amazing. Outstanding. Cheers! N.
Posted on 9/22/2013


Andrea Paoloni wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Veramente stupenda!!
Posted on 11/25/2013


P. Portillo wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I got impressed with this extraordinary piece of art. Just wonderful! Congratulations.
Posted on 12/25/2013


Nicolaj Borch wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
This might be the "crown jewel" of you're beautiful collection, at least my personal favorite!
Posted on 9/23/2014


D Sugar wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing r and thanks for the additional images.
Posted on 11/2/2014


Christian Grund wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Totally amazing page!
Posted on 11/8/2014


matthew  reed wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
incredible illustration! thanks for the post, the description and the detail images. PERFECT!
Posted on 1/4/2015


Alex P. Goofmann wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
OMG - - - a fantastic homage inspired by the second italian Disney story by Guido Martina and Angelo Bioletto - just wonderful
Posted on 2/3/2015


Thomas Vanderstappen wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Wow!
Posted on 4/6/2015


Antonio Menici wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
infernal and fascinating ... congratulations!!!
Posted on 9/23/2015


Alkis Vlachos wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Pretty cool :-)
Posted on 1/3/2016


Roy Mann wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Sono fermamente convinto che l'idea "geniale" di C.A.F. serva principalmente a trasmettere la cultura dell'immagine e di tutto ci che ad essa connesso, purtroppo non tutti lo hanno capito .... cos come non tutti sanno mettere delle note esaustive sulle immagini che postano.... continua cos ....
Posted on 1/25/2016


Jeff Singh wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I stop and look at this piece every time I visit your gallery. It is truly amazing and I think one of the Top 10 pieces in all of CAF.
Posted on 7/11/2016


VINCENT FACELINA wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
MAGNIFIQUE ! EXTRAORDINAIRE ! AWESOME
Posted on 7/11/2016


Dadako Dadako wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
*** M A G N I F I C ***
Posted on 8/22/2016


Kyle K wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Perhaps the most incredible piece of Disney art I've ever seen.
Posted on 9/7/2016


Marc W wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
EPIC!
Posted on 8/14/2017


red raven wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
totally crazy !!!
Posted on 9/13/2017


Andy Marinkovich wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
This is definitely one of my favorite pieces on CAF. Amazing!
Posted on 10/12/2017


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