After completing his art studies at the Istituo d'Arte in Fano in 1965, Alfredo Chiappori devoted some years of his life to painting. In 1967 he became a drawing and art history teacher in his native town Lecco. During this period, Chiappori created 'Up il Suvversivo', his most famous comics character. He started this satirical avant-garde series, about a man who lives upside down, in 1970 and it has appeared in magazines such as Linus and Panorama. Alfredo Chiappori has also cooperated with periodicals like Ca Balà, Arcibraccio and Fabbrica e Stato. Chiappori has illustrated many articles and books about history and politics.