Ferragosto with Sor Pampurio
Sor Pampurio is an Italian comic strip series created by Carlo Bisi.
Started in 1929, the comic strips were published, with some breaks, by Il Corriere dei Piccoli until 1978. Every episode starts depicting Sor Pampurio (“Mr. Pampurio”)’s happiness about his new house, a happiness that turns in a few frames, for a reason or another, in an increasing discontent and in a new moving at the end of any story.
Carlo Bisi (18 December 1890 – 27 February 1982, Italy) was the author of ‘Sor Pampurio’, one of the most popular comics of the Il Corrière dei Piccoli periodical. The series, about the life and times of an upper-middle-class Italian family appeared from 1929 to 1941.
The funny images, drawn in an almost two-dimensional style, were accompanied by funny rhymes. Bisi was a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts of Parma. Later in his career, Bisi illustrated for several publishing houses.