31° Edizione del Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo


  • The theme this year is less powerful than the previous one but is still interpreted with grace and masters by humorists, especially those from Eastern European countries. For Israelis, Gennady Kostovetsky & Boris Khenkin the UFO has the appearance of a poor man flying over the heads of the wealthy. For the Bosnian Hasan Fazlic the UFO has the appearance of a Native American who is discovered by Columbus.

    Quino is awarded the Palme d'Or, Hasan Fazlic wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Valentin Rosancev designs the poster. Luca Goldoni wins the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "I have no words".

    The exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Carlo Pastorino.

    The evening of the awards ceremony is enlivened by the gags of Alighiero Noschese.

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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

  • 1978 Goldoni Letteratura umoristica
  • 1978 Marchi & Marantonio Letteratura umoristica
  • 1978 Cristofori Letteratura umoristica
  • 1978 Saint Pierre Humor Comics
  • 1978 Mordillo Letteratura illustrata
  • 1978 Clericetti Letteratura ragazzi
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    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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