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 that he was an illustrator as well as a playwright, costume and set designer, director, actor, poet, and theater company leader – but we should add now that he was also a writer: he penned, and of course also illustrated himself, a number of novellas.
The images we present here are from “Storie di cantastorie” (literally, “storytellers’ stories”), a series of beautiful short stories Sto wrote in octosyllabic quatrains.
Photos via: illustrations from: Sto, “Qui comincia l’avventura del Signor Bonaventura”, Rizzoli, Milan 1974