29th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor


  • This year's theme respects the tradition of being very topical: Europe and its future! The theme is fascinating and demanding: it is a question of imagining the future of the European Community. We know how it turned out, but our selection stimulates interest in discovering the vision of the time.

    Karol Seles receives the Palme d'Or and Silvana Migliorati wins the Golden Date and Paolo Lingua wins the Palme d'Or for Humoristic Literature with "Councilor of money".
    The Rome Embassy of the People's Republic of China has announced that Chinese designers will also take part in the show. China opens up to the world and for us, new Marco Polo, the opportunity to discover a new humor!

    The Exhibition opens with the good news that in January the drawings will be exhibited in Strasbourg in the Palais de l'Europe while "Feminism and Anti-feminism", "Venice is to be saved", "Long live nature" are still on tour, promoted by the Council of Europe. Visitors are about 600 thousand, announces the Press Office of the Council.

    The President of the Republic, Giovanni Leone, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, George Ackermann send telegrams of good wishes for the success of the event.

    Furthermore, from next year the Salone will receive the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, an award that crowns an "international event of high quality that carries the name of the city of Bordighera and the fame of its sea, its sun all over the world. , of its green ".

    The Duo Gigi & Andrea inspire the audience of the awards ceremony to popular comedy with their salacious streak.

    TuttolibrI, the weekly of La Stampa, organizes a round table: "Humor? it's a serious matter ". A debate between Giovanni Mosca, Luigi Brioschi, Paolo Caruso, Luca Goldoni, Paolo Lingua, Cesare Perfetto, Stefano Reggiano and Carlo Silva.

    LA BANCARELLA, the Friday insert of Il Lavoro, publishes a special issue and wonders what the right definition of humor might be ...

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The Awards

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1976 Lingua Letteratura umoristica

    "Assessor of money" Ed. Rusconi With a tense and snappy phrasing, the Author grafts his state of mind as a detached observer, a biting reporter, a refined humorist onto a climate of political current affairs. The result is an unusual work for literary hardness and critical determination, a book of heated, very effective satirical function.

  • 1976 Patroni Letteratura umoristica
  • 1976 Galloni Letteratura ragazzi
  • 1976 Domina Letteratura illustrata
  • 1976 Zac Humour Comics
  • 1976 Bertieri Comicar, l'auto nei fumetti.

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    Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

    The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

    We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

    Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

    The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

    Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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