45th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor


  • The theme expresses the regret to note that, twenty years after the first heartfelt appeal, Venice still has to be saved! And the drawings express this regret with irony. Marco De Angelis sees a gondolier submerged by a wave of words while Hazan Faslic portrays a painter who searches underwater for his subject. Finally, Lucio Trojano takes up the famous 1972 drawing of the gondola in stamped paper and Olivier Raynaud a gondola that sadly sinks.

    Achille Superbi was awarded the Palme d'Or for drawing; Olivier Raynaud, France, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Bubec signs the manifesto

    Guido Quaranta wins the Palme d'Or for humorous literature with "Excuse me, I have the paté d'animo" Ed. Rizzoli.

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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

  • 1992 Cavalli Letteratura umoristica
  • 1992 Quaranta Letteratura umoristica
  • 1992 Di Stefano
  • 1992 Serre Letteratura illustrata
  • 1992 Scarry Letteratura ragazzi
  • 1992 Olivieri Humour Comics
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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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