Benito Jacovitti

Benito Jacovitti (1923-1997) is probably the most famous Italian satirical cartoonist, best known for his absurd and humorous series full of grotesque characters and bizarre events. He graduated from the Art School in Florence and in 1939 he published his first cartoons in the Florentine satirical magazine Il Brivido. A year later, he began an almost 30 year long collaboration with the magazine Il Vittorioso. There
he created several characters: Pippo, Pertica e Palla, Oreste il guastafeste, Chicchiricchì, Cip l’arcipoliziotto and his nemesis Zagar, Giacinto corsaro dipinto, Jack Mandolino, La signora Carlomagno … During his career, Jacovitti created more than 60 characters and produced around 150 books, which makes him one of the most prolific and original artists in the comics history.

Benito Jacovitti: “The Small Feather”,1972, 35 x 50 cm

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