Friday, April 4, 2014

Francesco Tullio Altan's 'Cipputi'

Francesco Tullio Altan (born 30 September 1942) is an Italian comics artist and satirist.
 He was born in Treviso, the son of Friulan anthropologist Carlo Tullio Altan. He studied at the University IUAV of Venice, but halted his studies to work for cinema and TV as a scenographer and writer. In 1970 he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he created his first comics series for children, published in a local newspaper. In 1974 he began collaboration with Italian publishers.
His best known character for adult readers is Cipputi, a communist industrial worker who was the subject of numerous daily panels for newspapers such as L'Unità and La Repubblica, Christopher Columbus, Casanova and Franz (a parody of St. Francis of Assisi).

 Altan's satirical panels were also published in magazines such as Panorama and, more recently, L'Espresso.

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