Born today Attilio Mussino
Attilio Mussino (25 January 1878 – 16 July 1954) started his career at a very young age, making humorous and satirical drawings for magazines like La Luna and Il Fischietto. For Bemporad publishers he took on illustrating ‘Pinocchio’ stories. Mussino soon specialized in illustrating children’s books. At the same time, he was one of the first collaborators of Corriere dei Piccoli. For this magazine, he created characters like ‘Bilbolbul’ (1908), ‘Gian Saetta’ (1912) and the young dreamer ‘Schizzo’ (1915). In the late 1920s and 1930s Mussino created the characters Dorotea and Salomone and the political fiction comic ‘La Torre del Mago 2000’. After World War II, Attilio Mussino left the comics field to return to illustrating children’s books.