Born today Giorgio Rebuffi
The Milanese artist Giorgio Rebuffi (7 November 1928 – 15 October 2014) began his career in comics in 1949, while still a medicine student. He made his first work for the publisher Alpe, including the features ‘Lo Sceriffo Fox’ and ‘Bingo Bongo’. The publisher assigned him to take over ‘Cucciolo e Beppe’ from Rino Anzi in 1952.
He restyled the series completely, transforming the main characters from dogs to humans and introducing many new characters, most notably the wolf Pugacioff. That same year, he created the elastic comic character ‘Tiramolla’, together with Roberto Renzi.