Antonio Lapone, who uses the pseudonym Lapis, is a comic artist, designer and illustrator from Turin. He works in a style inspired by the Clear Line movement of the 1980s, of which French artists like Yves Chaland, Serge Clerc and Jean-Claude Floc'h were the main representatives. He has been working as an advertising artist since the 1990s, and has been making comics on the side. Among his early work were a couple of covers for the Italian Disney publications, as well as a story starring 'Paperinik' ('Superdonald'). Lapone published the first story of his retro-styled 1950s heroin 'Desy Blonde' in 1999. Other creations include 'The Amazing Lapis-Man' and 'Gek lo Squartatrote'.
Lapone has published several books with French and Swiss publishers. Paquet published two books of the detective comic 'A.D.A.', one written by Pierre Vanloffelt (2001) and the other by Régis Hautière (2006). He wrote and drew the installment about vocal group The Platters in Éditions Nocturne's musical collection 'BD Voices' (2006), and he drew the installment about Stravinsky in Éditions BDMusic's series 'BD Classique' (2010). Music was also a theme in the chronicle he made with Régis Hautière, 'Accords Sensibles' (Glénat, 2011).
With writer Gihef, he took his graphic talents to the 1960s for the series 'Greenwich Village' (Kennes Éditions, 2015). He has furthermore contributed to collective books like 'Folklore wallon en bulles' (Driscot, 2010) and 'Une bien belle nuance de rouge' (Bamboo, 2012). Alain Beaulet Éditeur published his comic books 'Rainy Day' (2012) and 'Saturday morning in NYC' (2013).