Agostino e Franco Origone

Augustine Origone, Genoa, 1946

Franco Origone, Genoa, 1950 - 2014.

A frank cartoonist and illustrator, Agostino was instead the creator of the texts: the Origone brothers debuted on the pages of the newspaper of their hometown, Il Lavoro, in 1973. The following year they landed in the magazine Il Mago (Mondadori) with the character of Petrus, anxious dictator of an indefinite country. In 1976 it was the turn of another satirical strip, Nilus, set in ancient Egypt, which achieved immediate success and which lasted as an independent publication until Franco's premature death in 2014. Another character of theirs should also be remembered, the hilarious secret agent John Killer, parody of the various 007s and, since 1980, cartoons for the newspaper Il Secolo XIX.

The drawings

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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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