Il Diadema, by Giove Toppi
Il Diadema

Giove Toppi started his career illustrating novel series, published by Nerbini. When this publisher started publishing comics in 1932, Toppi turned to sequential art as well. He teamed up with Gaetano Vitelli and cooperated on the first issues of Topolino with some unlicensed frontpage stories starring 'Mickey Mouse'. To avoid offense by Disney, the publisher turned to a different-looking mouse called 'Topo Lino' that Toppi drew until 1934, when an official license from Disney was acquired.

Topo Lino by Giove Toppi
Topo Lino (19 August 1933)

At the same time, he was present in Il Piccolo Avventuroso and Il Giornale de Cino e Franco. He was the creator of the first Italian police series, 'Renato Gallo', that appeared in 'La Sfida del Bandito' ('The Challenge of the Bandit') in the 1930s.

Comic for L'Avventuroso, by Giove Toppi (1938)

Laatste update: 2013-08-16

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