Signor Bonaventura

Italian comic strip created in 1917 by actor and playwright Sergio Tofano.

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Tofano in Radiocorriere TV magazine, 1969

Sergio Tofano

Italian actor, director, playwright, scene designer and illustrator.

Italian actor, director, playwright, scene designer and illustrator.

Tofano in Radiocorriere TV magazine, 1969

In 1917 Tofano invented, for a children's magazine, Il Corriere dei Piccoli, a famous character, Signor Bonaventura, whose adventures lasted for more than forty years.

The cover of the 11 July 1911 edition carries a cartoon strip in the Italian style without speech bubbles.

Corriere dei Piccoli

Weekly magazine for children published in Italy from 1908 to 1995.

Weekly magazine for children published in Italy from 1908 to 1995.

The cover of the 11 July 1911 edition carries a cartoon strip in the Italian style without speech bubbles.

Signor Bonaventura

Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame (1830) by Rodolphe Töpffer, an early example of a text comic. Notice the text underneath the images

Text comics

Form of comics where the stories are told in captions below the images and without the use of speech balloons.

Form of comics where the stories are told in captions below the images and without the use of speech balloons.

Histoire de Monsieur Cryptogame (1830) by Rodolphe Töpffer, an early example of a text comic. Notice the text underneath the images

Signor Bonaventura by Sergio Tofano.

Princess Cinderella

Princess Cinderella (Cenerentola e il signor Bonaventura) is a 1941 Italian fantasy-comedy film written and directed by Sergio Tofano.It is based on the characters of the popular comic strip series Signor Bonaventura, created in 1917 by the same Tofano for the children magazine Corriere dei Piccoli.

Italian Comics

Italian comics

Italian comics, also known as fumetto, plural form fumetti , are comics which originate in Italy.

Italian comics, also known as fumetto, plural form fumetti , are comics which originate in Italy.

Italian Comics

"Il Signor Bonaventura" by Sergio Tofano (1917), was the Italian response to "Happy Hooligan", with a big difference: if the latter is always unlucky, at the end of every story Bonaventura wins a million liras.

Marcel Duchamp's 1919 piece L.H.O.O.Q., a derivative work based on the Mona Lisa.

List of films based on comics

List based on comics.

List based on comics.

Marcel Duchamp's 1919 piece L.H.O.O.Q., a derivative work based on the Mona Lisa.

Princess Cinderella (1941), from Signor Bonaventura

CVV 8 Bonaventura

Two-seat competition glider designed and built in Italy during the 1950s.

Two-seat competition glider designed and built in Italy during the 1950s.

It was named after the fortunate eponymous protagonist of an Italian children's comic strip, Signor Bonaventura.

1973 in comics

Dell Comics, after 44 years in the comics business, ceases publication; a few of the company's former titles moving to Gold Key Comics.

Dell Comics, after 44 years in the comics business, ceases publication; a few of the company's former titles moving to Gold Key Comics.

October 28: Sergio Tòfano, Italian actor, playwright and comics artist (Signor Bonaventura), dies at age 87.

Superheroes have been a staple of American comic books (Wonderworld Comics 3, 1939; cover: The Flame by Will Eisner).

1910s in comics

Timeline of significant events in comics in the 1910s.

Timeline of significant events in comics in the 1910s.

Superheroes have been a staple of American comic books (Wonderworld Comics 3, 1939; cover: The Flame by Will Eisner).

October 28: Sergio Tofano's Signor Bonaventura makes its debut in Il Corriere dei Piccoli.