Coast to Coast with Renato Zane Episode 23, “Fumetti”


November 13, 2020. “Fumetti.” This episode explores the history and popularity of Italian comics. Professor Vittorio Frigerio of Dalhousie University explains the growth of the art form, the global popularity of Italian-created Disney stories and the development of the graphic novel format.

As an aid to the audio conversation, here are some links that can be used for reference:

Topolino magazine
Topolino history

Tex Willer artwork:
Tex Willer history:

Corto Maltese character:
Hugo Pratt artwork:

Cocco Bill artwork
Benito Jacovitti bio:

Dalhousie French Studies publication:
Multilingual journal on popular literature and media culture

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