Monday, November 6, 2017

European Western Comic Books ~ Melody Jean

Melody Jean was part of an Italian monthly publication called Collana Grandi Adventure where the main story alternated monthly starring one of four characters. One of the characters was Melody John a western adventurer who traveled the Far West during the early days of the frontier. His adventures found him battling Indians, wildlife and town bullies. 

Melody Jean was drawn by Leone Frollo. The comic book collection was published from January - June 1966 by S.E.P.I.M.

Leone Frollo was in Venice Italy on April 9, 1931. He debuted in 1948 with a western called Sui Grandi Laghi ("On the Great Lakes"). From 1958 to 1968, he worked for the London agency Fleetway, doing war stories. After that, until the mid-1980s worked in several genres, including fantasy and horror, but especially erotic comics. His main work in the erotic genre in this period is Biancaneve, based on Snow White, Lucifera and Yra, which he did for Edifumetto.

After 1987, he changed his style and drew some series for the French market: Malicieusement Femmes, Mona Street and Diva. Mona Street, the erotic adventures of a young American lady, who has just graduated from college in Boston, was set in the first decade of the 20th century, and was Frollo's last comic book work.

After abandoning comics, Frollo dedicated himself to erotic work, doing illustrations on paper with water colors, pencil, and pastels.


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