Gustavo Rosso, better known as Gustavino, began his professional career by illustrating Augusto Novelli's novel 'Firenze Presa sul Serio' in 1908. The same year, he joined the new magazine Il Corriere dei Piccoli, doing illustrations and some comic strips. Among his creations of Il Corriere are 'Cencio' (1910), 'Chicchibio' (1911), 'Virgolino' (1912), 'Polidoro' (1914 and 'Trulli e Trilli' (1934). For Mondadori's L'Audace, he realized Federico Pedrocchi's adaptation of 'Dottor Faust'. He had to cancel this job soon afterwards however because of health reasons, and the comic was continued by Rino Albertarelli. He collaborated on Paravia, UTET ('Scala d'Oro'), Bemporad, Mondadori ('Enciclopedia dei Ragazzi'), Treves ('le Confessioni di un Italiano').