Emanuele Taglietti was born in 1943 in Ferrara, Italy. His father, Otello, was a painter and a decorator. In the 1960s, Otello Taglietti worked as a set designer on movies made by Michelangelo Antonioni who would often take Emanuele with him on the set. Emanuele studied design in Rome. He went on to work as decorator and assistant director in around thirty movies, including Federico Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits. By the early 1970s, the popularity in Italy of fumetti comics, whose themes were mostly sex, violence, and horror, was at its peak. Taglietti moved on to work as an illustrator for Edifumetto, the biggest publisher of fumetti in Italy. He painted more than 500 covers for such books as Zora the Vampire, Sukia, 44 Magnum and Wallestein the Monster. At the time, Taglietti would often paint more than ten covers every month. By the end of the 1980s, Taglietti left Edifumetto to work as an oil painter, as well as an evening-class teacher in decoration and the conservation of murals. In 2000, he retired from teaching, continuing to work as a murals and watercolourpainter. In 2016 he started painting comic covers again for companies like INSEKTENHAUS and ANNEXIA as well as taking up the odd illustration job.