Italian artist and painter Adolfo Cagnacci wrote comical illustrated stories for several newspapers in the 1950s. He cooperated with the magazine Il Pioniere, where he created a comics version of Voltaire's 'Candide', as well as 'Il Prode Anselmo' and the 'Comiche di Pierrot' series. In the 1960s, he worked as a cartoonist for Paese Sera, creating anti-military panels. He also began working in the cinema field, as a scriptwriter, talent scout and even an actor. During the 1970s, he created a series of paintings about the Middle Ages, which were exhibited in Rome and Tarquinia in the early 1980s.