Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri is an Italian comic book writer and illustrator, known for his highly detailed renderings of the human form. He is best known for his work on the Druuna erotic science fiction series.
Serpieri studied architecture and painting at Rome’s Fine Arts Academy under Renato Guttuso, and began his career as a painter in 1966, but in 1975 he shifted his focus to comics. A big fan of the American Old West, Serpieri co-created L’Histoire du Far-West with writer Raffaele Ambrosio, which was published in the magazines Lanciostory and Skorpio. Beginning in 1980 Serpieri worked on collections like Découvrir la Bible, as well as short stories for magazines such as L’Eternauta, Il Fumetto and Orient Express.
In 1985, he published Morbus Gravis, the first work of the Druuna saga. The series is noteworthy for featuring realistic and explicit content including graphic violence and sex. The books have been very successful, selling more than a million copies in twelve languages.
Serpieri has also published numerous sketchbooks, such as Obsession, Druuna X, Druuna X 2, Croquis, and Serpieri Sketchbook, among others. Serpieri is also credited with design work on the 3-D video game Druuna: Morbus Gravis, based on his heroine. [Wikipedia]
Based on extensive knowledge of his work it is unclear if Serpieri is aware women have a front side.
All artwork © Paolo Serpieri.