Tarot cards, by Pino Zac

Giuseppe Zaccaria, better known under his pseudonym Pino Zac, studied architecture in Rome, before going into illustrating. He made his comics debut in 1950, with 'Gatto Filippo' - the first comic strip ever to be carried by a newspaper in Italy. When the strip was cancelled in 1958, he mainly worked abroad, creating humorous strips for several European journals, making short animated films, producing a set of tarot cards and even doing a little acting.

Between 1971 and 1985, he contributed to the satirical French magazine Le Canard Enchaîné. He returned to comics in 1972 with 'Orlando Furioso', published in Eurêka. For that same magazine, he also produced 'Kirie E Leison'. Zac additionally published in the French magazines Pilote and L'Écho des Savanes, as well as in Pourquoi Pas? in Belgium and Playtime in the UK. In 1983 he founded the cultural and artistic magazine Anamorfico. His comics, as well as his other work, stand out for their originality and impertinence.

comic art by Pino Zac

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