1947 - Czech Republic
After his economic studies he worked for a few years as a business consultant and then followed his true passion, cartoonist and humorous illustrator. The first drawing of him was published in 1972.
A prolific illustrator, he publishes over one hundred books in various European countries and in the USA, as well as appearing in major international newspapers such as Die Zeit, Die Welt, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, etc.
He also won numerous solo exhibitions and awards at humorous festivals, including the Palme d'Or in 1985.
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)
The employees of the Autonomous Tourist Board and of the Municipality of Bordighera