Paolo Pantalena is the newest rising star in the world of comic art. He developed his love and appreciation for comics and art growing up in Salerno, near Capri on the Italian coast. At 13 his artistic journey was “spawned” by Todd McFarlane’s renderings of Spiderman. Paolo though is not simply a mimic. He draws on numerous influences like, McFarlane, Joe Mad, Jim Lee and Marc Silvestri. But Paolo’s style has developed and progressed into a unique and innovative expression all his own.
Paolo evolved from the “Era of the 90′s” comic art style. His first published work came from Zenoscope Sinbad, followed immediately by Marvel knocking at his door with What if! He then collaborated on Darkhawk with Harvey Tolibao. His attention to detail caught the eye of Marc Silvestri at Top Cow, where he does an entire arch for the "epoch" serie.
Right now is working on a brand new project called "Jirni" where he is the character designer and the artist of this amazing Fantasy book published by Aspen Comics