Thursday, February 5, 2009

So what kinda name is "Aparo", anyway?

For those who are curious about the name, it is, in fact, Italian. A lot of Italian-Americans rose to prominence in the comic book business in the 50's and 60's: Dick Giordano, Joe Giella, Frank Giacoia, Vince Colletta, Mike Esposito, Tony Tallarico, Art Capello, Frank Chiaramonte, Rocke's a long list! Aparo's certainly a worthy fellow to these many fine contributors to the comic book art form.
"Aparo" is of Sicilian origin, from aparu, an occupational name meaning "beekeeper".

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