AAIS 2017

My paper analyzes the contribution of the comics magazine Orient Express, published by Luigi Bernardi from June 1982 to March 1985, to the development of the adult comics culture in Italy. Although Orient Express consists of only thirty issues, its role in the Italian comics world of that period is not to be underestimated. Before... Continue Reading →

NeMLA 2017

This paper examines the strategies employed in the early 70s by the Italian cartoonist Pino Zac to adapt Ludovico Ariosto’s The Frenzy of Orlando into a graphic novel. The Frenzy of Orlando is perhaps the most famous Renaissance epic poem and it consists of forty-six cantos in octaves. Zac’s work shows great balance between a... Continue Reading →

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