Il Dottor Rigolo, by Tullio Pericoli
Il Dottor Rigolo (Linus, February 1975)

Although Tullio Pericoli is mainly a caricaturist and illustrator, he has made some notable comics. He made his debut in 1962 in Il Giorno, where he started illustrating. In the 1970s he is present at Linus magazine, where he teamed up with Emanuelle Pirella. Together, they have created a couple of satirical left-wing comics. They started out with 'Identikit di Illustri Sconosciuti', where they describe custom manners and habits in modern day Italian life. Pericoli and Pirella didn't use main characters, instead they used several stereotypes, like an army general, an industrialist and a cardinal of the Roman church. They continued their cooperation with 'Tutti da Fulvia Sabato Sera' (published in Le Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica) and 'Cronache dal Palazzo' (published in L'Espresso).

Unfinished portrait, by Tullio Pericoli

comic art by Tullio Pericoli

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