Authors in Italy and Worldwide: Origone

The Genoa-born Origone brothers, Agostino (1946) and Franco (1950), have been prolific full-time comic artists since the '70s: the first focuses primarily on the text and the second on the illustrations.

Their output ranges from vignettes for daily newspapers to comic strips, games and advertising.

In 1975 they created the NILUS characters, who in thousands of strips comment on the modern world from the perspective of Ancient Egypt, featuring the architect-inventor-engineer from whom the strip takes its name to the plump Pharaoh. Series spin-offs include numerous books and merchandising items.

Since 1991 they have also produced a second strip, MOMMY (the mummy awakened): here the anachronisms are played out by an Egyptian mummy who comes back to life in our times.

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