Volume 1: Bodacious Black & White
Introduction by Mario Verger
He worked under numerous names—Kremos, Niso, Nys O’Ramp—but he occupies a singular space as Italy’s cartooning Casanova, and he finally gets his due in this new two-volume set from Lost Art Books. From the mid-1940s through the early 1960s, Niso Ramponi’s work was everywhere, from collaborating with friend Federico Fellini in Italy’s animation industry to drawing newspaper strips to creating movie posters for Walt Disney. Ramponi made his name, however, in Italy’s weekly satire magazines, for which he drew some of the world’s prettiest “good girl” gag cartoons and covers for over a decade. Volume 1 collects over 200 of Kremos’ bodacious black & white cartoons and illustrations, while Volume 2 adds 250 of his curvaceous color comics and covers to the set. Combined, these volumes offer a comprehensive overview of the maverick artist when he was at the height of his powers.