Born: 1923 May 15 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Died: 2004 July 28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Biography: Eugenio Juan Zoppi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1923. By 1945, Zoppi was doing production jobs at the publishing house Columba, where met Alberto Breccia, who encouraged him to start drawing.

Zoppi's career blossomed in the 1950s, during which his work was found the most important Argentinian magazines of the time. In 1948 he published his first works, illustrating "The Treasures of the Queen of Sheba" and "Fantomas" in the newspaper La Epoca.

Beginning in the early '50s, Zoppi took over drawing the "Misterix" series, created by Alberto Ongaro and Paul Campani. In 1957 he created the character "Ray Kent."

After leaving "Misterix" in 1962, Zoppi drew "Futureman" and "Birdman." He also published humorous drawings, some of them signed as "Eugenio." In 1968 he created the character "Charlena."

In 1971 he worked as the Editorial Director of the comic book supplement Mac Perro, for Billiken magazine, and in the middle of the decade he began his collaboration with Editorial Record, creating works such as "Appointment with Destiny" and "Etienne and the Thirty Thousand."

At the beginning of the decade of the '80, he was president of the Association of Cartoonists of Argentina.

He passed away on July 28, 2003.

Notes: See also a blog post about Zoppi's work by Germán Cáceres at


    Eugenio Zoppi Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Eugenio Family name: Zoppi

Other Names:

  1. Eugenio Juan Zoppi Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Eugenio Juan Family name: Zoppi