Guillermo Mordillo

Guillermo Mordillo

Buenos Aires, 1932 - 2019.
Among the most published cartoonists in many countries in the 70s, he is famous for his brightly colored drawings and lively humour. Born in Argentina, he moved to New York in 1960 to work on Paramount cartoons, particularly Popeye. From New York he then moved to Paris, where he began collaborating with Paris Match. And it is precisely his association with the European milieu that brought him to the Bordighera Salon in the mid-70s, where he quickly established himself as a point of reference for the humorist community. In 1978 he received the Palme d'Or for Illustrated Literature and in 1983 the Palme d'Or for Humorous Drawing. Member of the jury, he attended Bordighera every year until 1999.

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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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