Piccolo Dente, by Lino Landolfi

Lino Landolfi did several art studies in Rome, before he turned to creating comics in 1946. He started out making some comics for magazines like Il Corrierino ('Zenzero', 'Ali Cali') and Il Giornalino ('Ticco e Cicca'). In 1947 he began a collaboration with Il Vittorioso magazine. There he made comic adaptations of work by Alphonse Daudet ('Tartarino di Tarascona'), Giulo Cesare Croce ('Bertoldo') and Mark Twain ('Uno Yankee alla Corte di Re Artù'), followed by the series 'Joe' (1951) and 'Procopio di Torrecupa' (1952-68).

Il Colonello Caster'Bum by Lino Landolfi
Il Colonello Caster'Bum - Rieccomi, Dente di Ferro!

(Il Giornalino #1, 4/1/1976)

In addition, Landolfi was present in Il Messagero dei Raggazi ('La Famiglia Bertolini', 1962-70) and Vitt ('Don Chisciotte', 1968). In 1969, he returned to the pages of Il Giornalino, initially with Jonathan Swift and Gilbert Keith Chesterton adaptations ('I Viaggi di Gulliver', 'Padre Brown') and then with a series of humorous comics. After some new episodes of 'Procopio', he made 'Il Colonnello Caster'Bum' and the comical western 'Piccolo Dente', which he continued until his death in 1988.

I Bertolini, by Lino Landolfi

Last updated: 2009-06-12

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