Pitche, by Alek Stonkus

Alek Stonkus, an artist of Lithuanian origin, was the creator of the newspaper strip 'Pitche'. 'Pitche' was one of the most popular strips of the French daily press of the 1930s. It was, for instance, Jean-Michel Charlier's favorite childhood comic. It began its run in the Belgian magazine Le Bon Point Amusant in 1930, called 'Pietje'. The strip soon also appeared in France in the newspapers and magazines Benjamin, Ouest Éclair and Pierrot. The strip was also collected in several albums at Hachette throughout the 1930s. Stonkus probably died little after the cancellation of 'Pitche', in 1950. He was the first European artist that had a daily diffusion in the French and Belgian press.

Pitche, by Alek Stonkus

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