Sergio Staino was born in 1940. He is one of Italy’s most famous satirical cartoonists and the ‘father’ of the popular character Bobo. In 1979 he published his first panel pages in “Linus”, run by Oreste del Buono. In 1982 he began his long adventure with “L’Unità”, as a columnist. In 1986 he founded the weekly magazine “Tango”, publishing the best of Italian satire. He writes for “la Repubblica”, “Il Venerdì” and “L’Espresso”. He has worked for television (“Drive In”, “Teletango”, “Cielito Lindo”), for the theatre and cinema (he directed Cavalli si nasce and Non chiamarmi Omar, based on a story by Altan). He has written many books, including Storia sentimentale del PCI (Piemme, 2021).
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