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From Japan to the Land of Punt: Sergio Toppi, a colour gallery

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I explained yesterday how much Sergio Toppi marked me and my generation.
Just imagine, a guy whose art you could find in your schoolbooks (Toppi worked with some major publishers) and in your weekly comic book magazine!


Sometimes my schoolmates defined his work “weird”.
Sergio Toppi was certainly not drawing his characters the Marvel way. His style was personal, impressionistic despite the extreme precision in recreating costumes, places, atmospheres.
But with his style, he was actually doing art, and helping me and my friends develop a taste.
It’s not a small thing.

So here’s a gallery of color plates by Sergio Toppi.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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