Fernando Carcupino (1922-2003) was an Italian painter, illustrator, and comics artist. Carcupino studied art under Achille Funi at the city's Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. In 1946 he joined his friend Mario Faustinelli on the staff of Asso di Picche and became part of the so-called Venice Group. In the early 1970s, he produced covers of the weekly magazine La Giraffa, as well as several Edifumetto publications including Vampirissimo, Faibe Proibite, and I Sanguina. In 1983 he received the Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana from the Italian government for his artistic merits. In 1999 he was also awarded the Caran D'Ache Prize at the Salone Expocartoon in Rome.
"A fascinating glimpse of a little-documented and long-since abandoned seam of horror." --SFX