Born today Vittorio Cossio
Born in Udine (Udine, 21 november 1911 – Roma, 7 april 1984) Vittorio Cossio (aka Cosvit, Cossvitt) soon moved to Milan, where he began a career in animation, alongside his brother Carlo Cossio. He also began making comics for magazines such as Rintintin, L’Intrépido and Saladino. He did his best known work for Il Corriere dei Piccoli. For this magazine, he created such comics as ‘Balilla Venturino’ in 1935 and ‘Centaurino Diodato’ in 1939. He was also one of the early artists of the publishing house Bonelli (then still called Audace).