Virgilio Muzzi was born in Codogno, Lombardy, Italy, on 13 June 1923. He started out as an apprentice to a painter, but soon switched to comics, drawing for Audace in 1946, and working for numerous Italian publishers.

From 1957 he worked in British comics, drawing Dick Turpin and Dick Daring for Thriller Picture Library and Kit Carson for Cowboy Picture Library, often in collaboration with his close friend Mario Uggeri.

He was a very meticulous artist, and like most meticulous artists, was very slow. It is said he was locked in his publisher's office over Christmas in 1968 until he completed the latest episode of the western series Tex. In 1995 he was given a local honour by the Pro Loco for the feast of St. Biagio, the patron saint of Codogno. He died in Codogno on 25 February 2010, aged 86.


  • Alan Clark, Dictionary of British Comic Artists, Writers and Editors, The British Library, 1998, p. 118
  • Steve Holland, Virgilio Muzzi (1923-2010), Bear Alley, 7 March 2010

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