graphic novels

Giulio Bartoletti’s Hollywood-inspired “Grand Hôtel” covers

Giulio Bartoletti (1919-1976) illustrated the covers of the famous magazine “Grand Hôtel” for years. The Milanese periodical, founded in 1946, had started printing over one...

Attilio Mussino’s unconventional Pinocchio

Attilio Mussino (Turin, 1878-Cuneo, 1954) knew he was about to stray from the path of Pinocchio’s traditional imagery. The popular iconography of Collodi’s novel had...

Sergio Tofano and storytellers’ stories

We have already written about the great Sergio Tofano (Rome, 1886-1973), also known as Sto, in showcasing images from his masterpiece, Signor Bonaventura. We mentioned...

Bruno Angoletta, a great artist for comic book covers

Modest and quiet: most of the people who knew Bruno Angoletta would use these words to describe his personality. Professionally, he was a very talented...

Sergio Tofano and “I cavoli a merenda”

You may remember our first article on Sergio Tofano (Rome, 1886-1973) and his “Signor Bonaventura”, or the second one, in which we mentioned that the...

Sergio Tofano’s Signor Bonaventura: there is hope for all good men

Signor Bonaventura proves there is always a way out for good men. The character, with his hat and red frock coat, was invented by...

Crepax and pop music

Guido Crepax (1933-2003) held music very dear. The great Milanese cartoonist loved American jazz so much he listened to it constantly, even while working....

Dick Fulmine, the Italian-American hero

Dick Fulmine was born in 1938, the same year Superman was first published by DC Comics in the United States. It was also the...

Jacovitti’s last Pinocchio

Italian cartoonist Benito Jacovitti (1923-1997) once wrote a short rhyme about his creative relationship with “Pinocchio” – the world-famous masterpiece by Collodi, born Carlo...

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Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

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Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...