AN ARTISTIC CAREER WITH FEW EQUAL – Sergio Zaniboni, gentleman of the comics

A long and fruitful militancy on the pages of Diabolik

One of the most popular Italian cartoonists, famous for having worked on Diabolik, was born in Turin in the summer of 1937. After being a technical designer and graphic designer, Sergio Zaniboni began his career as a cartoonist in 1967. After drawing I Promessi Sposi for Gino Sansoni, he began to collaborate with the magazine Horror, joining the Diabolik team in 1969, making over 300 adventures there.

In the late 1980s, he launched Speedy Car and Pam & Peter, which mix humorous elements with adventurous themes. In 2000, Sergio Zaniboni received the Yellow Kid award, for his fruitful militancy on the pages of Diabolik. The son also embarked on a career as a cartoonist, with a humorous series of his own creation.

From 1972, he also collaborated with Il Giornalino, creating the boxing environment series The Champion. For Orient Express, Sergio Zaniboni designed the I Reporters series. At the end of the eighties, he renews his style, mixing humorous elements with adventurous themes.

Sergio Zaniboni was primarily inspired by the 1950s Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime. He passed away in Giaveno 2017.

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