My name is Dario Morgante. I was born and raised in Rome, where I spent most of my life before recently moving to the island of Malta.
I am an agent, an editorial consultant, and an expert in the global comics market.
For over 20 years I worked in the editorial field holding various jobs. I’ve been a translator, editor, chief editor, magazine editor, editorial series curator, art director, and publisher myself.
I wrote the novel La compagna P38, which was reprinted several times, and, in collaboration with the talented Gianluca Costantini, I co-wrote the graphic novel Julian Assange & Wikileaks, published by Beccogiallo for its initial run. Additionally, I wrote a short pamphlet about partisan photography called Il sorriso dei partigiani, published by Red Star Press.
As a curator I am particularly proud of my work on the Italian edition of the legendary Native American chief Geronimo’s biography, originally published in 1906, as well as Compagnia K, the antimilitarist masterpiece by William March, published in the United States in 1933 and then, under my supervision, by Castelvecchi.
I had a brief (and painful) stint as a publisher, but it allowed me the opportunity to release New York Diary (Juliet Doucet) in Italy, the first complete series of Brian the Brain (Miguel Angel Martín), and Black Kiss (Howard Chaykin), for which I received the prestigious Romics Award.
As you can see, as a publisher I have worked exclusively with comics.
Comics have been a big love of mine ever since my father showed me how to distinguish Carl Barks’ pen style from all the other Donald Ducks illustrators. When I was a ten I was in love with The 6 Voyages of Lone Sloane, and from then on this “minor” art form was in my blood.
For many years now I have been working as an editorial consultant, agent and expert in the world of comics.
I work mostly in the French market, but I often happily get involved in the American one. I am also an associate agent at TomatoFarm, an agency representing designers, illustrators and other professionals in the field for over 15 years.
You can find me in related exhibitions and fairs all around the world. Or… on this blog.
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I’ll see you around!