Aurelio Galleppini

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Aurelio Galleppini
Born (1917-08-28)August 28, 1917
Casale di Pari
Died March 10, 1994(1994-03-10) (aged 76)
Chiavari
Nationality Italian
Area(s) Artist

Aurelio Galleppini (born August 28, 1917, Casale di Pari – d. March 10, 1994, Chiavari), better known with his nickname Galep, was an Italian comics artist and illustrator, best known as graphic creator of Tex Willer in 1948.

In 1948 Gallepini created Occhio Cupo and Tex Willer (both written by Gian Luigi Bonelli). Galep drew Tex Willer's adventures from 1948 until his death. Many other illustrators alternated with him on the pages of this popular comic book. He also illustrated all the covers of the regular series from the issue 1# in 1948 until issue #400 in 1994. In 1977 he draw episode L'Uomo del Texas, which was write by Sergio Bonelli, for the series Un Uomo, un'Avventura.

Work on Tex Willer[edit]

  • Galleppini was series cover artist from issue #1 up to issue #400 and has drawn Tex Willer numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 103 104 105 106 113 114 115 116 117 125 126 127 128 134 137 138 139 154 155 156 162 163 164 175 176 180 181 182 183 190 191 200 207 208 209 223 224 225 226 242 243 244 245 265 266 267 268 276 277 287 288 289 300 312 313 314 338 339 340 377 378 400 Speciale Tex 3