Il Giornalino

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A cover of Il Giornalino.

Il Giornalino is an Italian comics magazine published in Italy.

History and profile[edit]

Il Giornalino was founded by the Catholic publisher Edizioni San Paolo of Alba in 1924. The publisher of the magazine is Vatican's publishing house, Edizioni Paoline.[1]

During its history, the magazine published the Italian translation of numerous American and European comics series, such as Looney Tunes, The Smurfs, Lucky Luke, Popeye, Hanna & Barbera's characters, Asterix and the Ninja Turtles. It also featured adaptations of famous novel and literary works, including The Betrothed, Robinson Crusoe, Gargantua and Pantagruel, Hamlet and others.

Original characters published on the pages of Il Giornalino include Commissario Spada, Dodo & Cocco, Jack Speed, Larry Yuma, Micromino, Nicoletta, Piccolo Dente, Pinky, and Rosco & Sonny.

Authors who worked for Il Giornalino include Dino Battaglia, Benito Jacovitti, Sergio Zaniboni, Ferdinando Tacconi, Luciano Bottaro, Franco Caprioli, Sergio Toppi, Tiziano Sclavi, Giorgio Cavazzano, Alfredo Castelli, Lino Landolfi, Daniele Panebarco, Massimo Mattioli, Carlo Peroni.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Simone Castaldi (2010). Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-60473-777-6. Retrieved 3 December 2014.