Italian artist Alessio Lapo was born in Busto Arsizio in 1974. He graduated from the Milanese Comics School at the age of 22. Lapo participated in a project led by two Italian Disney writers, but had to drop out because of his military serivce. Back in civil life, he offered his services to the publishing house Sergio Bonelli, and made a living by restoring frescos.
He returned to comics in 2001 when his story 'Armadel' was published in the Italian daily Corriere Della Sera. He was subsequently asked to draw the historical adventure series 'Antoine Sèvres' by the French writer Laurent Bullier. The first book was published by Les Humanoïdes Associés in 2005, and the second followed in 2006. Together with Giuseppe Quattrocchi, he provided the artwork for Codex Sinaïticus', a series written by Arnaud Delalande and Yvon Bertorello for Glénat from 2008 until 2012.
He remained active for the French market by drawing and coloring 'Les seigneurs de Cornwall', written by Sylvain Cordurié for Soleil from 2009. He also drew the third 'Agence Interpol' book from a script by Thilde Barboni for Dupuis in 2013, and started a new historical series with Hubert Prolongeau and Arnaud Delalande called 'Cagliostro' for Delcourt in the same year.