A lepkék festője
Pál Topálovits is a Hungarian comic book illustrator, born in Budapest on 28 June 1956. A self-taught artist, his first comics were published in Süni, a monthly magazine with a natural science theme. Süni aimed to entertain its young readers with two-page educational comics. Most of these were scripted by the artist who strived to remain objective and authentic regarding content and form as well. Between 1985 and 1989 forty-four of his comics appeared on the pages of Süni.
Füles has been publishing his works since 1993. Following 'Egy marék arany', all of his comics in the magazine have been scripted by Ferenc Kiss. Kis Füles also presented numerous Topálovits comics. The scripts of these were written either by Ferenc Kiss, Katalin Iván or Gábor Udvardi. Between 2003 and 2006 the magazine reprinted many of his earlier Süni comics.
The Ruler of the World
Fülesbagoly and Extra Fülesbagoly also published comics from the artist. The creator's realist style drawings and his elaborate watercolours were popular among such magazines as Fakanál, Füles Éjjeli Bagoly, Füles Évkönyv, etc. Chief editor Gábor Udvardi helped Topálovits publish his works regularly in Panda Magazin (1989-1990), Sárkány Magazin (1991-1992), Kaland Harang (2003), Jó Éjt! (1991) and Feketemacska (1993-1994).
Az aranyváros legendája (Robert E. Howard)
Topálovits has made comic book adaptations of John Steinbeck's 'Egy marék arany' ('Cup of gold, 1993), Robert E. Howard's 'Az aranyváros legendája' ('Nekht Semerkhet', 1994), Leslie L. Lawrence's 'Sindzse szeme' (1995), Victor Hugo's 'Izlandi Han' ('Han of Iceland', 2010) and Walter Scott's 'A talizmán' ('The talisman', 2011).
Topálovits has illustrated books as well, such as the books of Süni Zsebkönyvtár (1986), Egon Schmidt's 'Melyiket ismered?/Which one do you know?' (1988) and Béla Kápolnási's 'Halak és akváriumok' ('Fish and aquarium', 1988). In 1999 he won second place in the comic book competition Menekvés Debreczenbe (Escape to Debreczen) announced by the Museum of Transport. He has participated in a variety of group and solo exhibitions since the 1990s.