Furio Arrasich (born 1934) moved to Rome in the ‘50’s. He began his literary career as a crime reporter for daily newspapers, and as an author of detective stories for the publishing house Cofedit. In 1964, he created Fantax, his first comic character, who was soon joined by Demoniak, Dany Coler, and Alika. After Cofedit’s closing, he worked on the comics Zorro, Geronimo, and Johnny Manila for Ceretti. He was appointed director of the weekly series Menelik in 1971, and debuted the comic Maghella, first designed by Dino Leonetti, and later by Mario Janni. After its transfer to the publisher Cavedon, Maghella went from a monthly to a biweekly periodical, resulting in 140 issues published from 1974 to 1981. In 1972, Arrasich collaborated with Cavedon to write Peter Paper, a series created by Pippo Franco and designed by Raul Buzzelli. He launched Sorchella in 1974, and wrote for various comics, including Jacula, E.P, Risate, Racconti Stellari, and Pippo. In 1982, he left comics to become an editor, a postal historian, and a collector of vintage postcards.