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Sergio Toppi

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Viso Nascosto(creator), Capitano Barone Armin August Von La Perouse(creator), Canaan Smith(creator), Hallpatter(creator), Caporale Saltzbach(creator), Cappello di Ferro(creator), Il Cavaliere Errante(creator), Ottavio(creator)


  • 1975: Yellow Kid Award,
  • 1992: Caran D'Ache,
  • 1992: Premio A.N.A.F.I.,
  • 2006: Romics d'Oro

Added by: Raz. Last edit by: Shiwømihz.


Born in Milan, Toppi made his debut in the illustration world working for the renowned Italian publisher UTET, and collaborated to several advertisement campaigns. In 1966 he finished his first comic strip for Il Corriere dei Piccoli ("The Children's Gazette"), written by Carlo Triberti. The character was the Mago Zurlì ("Zurli Wizard"). For the same title Toppi produced numerous war stories . Subsequently Toppi worked mainly for one-shot titles, with the exception of the eccentric Collezionista ("Collector") of 1984. He produced adventure/historical titles for CEPIM's Un uomo un'avventura and, for the French publisher Larrousse, some episodes of Histoire de France en bandes dessinées and La Découverte du Monde. Later he collaborated with Il Corriere dei Ragazzi ("The Boys' Gazette"), and the Messaggero dei Ragazzi, the comics title of a popular Rome's newspaper, with historically set stories. Toppi's works appeared on a host of titles in Italy and abroad: an incomplete list could include Linus, Corto Maltese, Sgt. Kirk and Il Giornalino in Italy. His strips were collected in several books. He last worked with the French publisher Mosquito, with which he made 22 books since 1994.

Artistic production

Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
Sergio Toppi. Volume 2 Author Diamond 2009 English
Sharaz-de : tales from the Arabian nights Author Archaia 2013 English
Samurai E Altre Storie Illustrator Fabbri Editori 1980 Italian
Sergio Toppi Author Unspecified 2009 English
Sharaz-De Author Edizioni Di 2001 Italian
Sharaz-De #2 Author Edizioni Di 2005 Italian
Nibelungica Author Nuages 2010 Italian
The Collector Author Archaia Entertainment 2012 Unspecified
Toppi - Warramunga M'Felewzi Momotaro Author Editoriale Cosmo 2018 Italian
Toppi - Blues • Krull Author Editoriale Cosmo 2018 Italian
Toppi - Un Dio Minore Author Editoriale Cosmo 2018 Italian
Toppi 10 • Percorsi Author Editoriale Cosmo 2019 Italian
Toppi 12 - sentieri Author Editoriale Cosmo 2019 Italian
Toppi - Emozioni Author Cosmo 2020 Unspecified
Toppi 11 • Passaggi Author Editoriale Cosmo 2019 Italian
CONTRO #7 Author Cover Artist Editoriga 1976 Italian
CONTRO #8 Author Editoriga 1976 Italian
L'UOMO DELLE PALUDI Author Editoriale Cepim 1978 Italian
The Enchanted World Writer Illustrator The Lion Forge, LLC 0 English
North America Writer Illustrator The Lion Forge, LLC 0 English
South America Writer Illustrator The Lion Forge, LLC 0 English



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