Born in 1948 in Modena, northern Italy, Silvio Cadelo obtained his degree in fine arts, then became a poster designer, actor and set designer before diving into comics in 1979.
His first works were published in several magazines, including Frigidaire and Linus
He provided the illustrations for Ettore Tibaldi’s "Manuel de zoologie fantastique" and the role-playing game "VII° Legio".
For publisher Gentiane, he published the portfolio " Strappi ", a collection of close-ups of imaginary frescoes that caught the eye of A. Jodorowsky, with whom he produced two volumes of the "Saga d’Alandor" for Humanoïdes Associés.
Now living in Paris, he created the first interactive comic series, "Envie de Chien", for "A Suivre" magazine (Casterman).
"La Fleur Amoureuse" (Albin Michel) and "Perverse Alice" (Humanoïdes Associés) explored the erotic genre.
For Kodansha, he drew the sequel to "Envie de Chien" as a manga, titled, "Les enfants de Lutèce".
Alongside his work in comics, Cadelo also creates large-scale paintings in which he “captures” details of a huge, imaginary canvas visible only in small, lit areas.
Casterman published "Décollages", a collection of his best drawings, paintings, and illustrations.