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Benito Jacovitti (9 March 1923 – 3 December 1997) is probably the most famous Italian satirical cartoonist, best known for his absurd and humorous series full of grotesque characters and bizarre events, like ‘Cocco Bill’ and ‘Zorry Kid’. He was born Benito Franco Iacovitti in Termoli, in the province of Campobasso, as the son of a railroad worker and a mother of Albanese origins. His father had a fascination for the powerful political figures of the time, hence his son’s first names. Young Benito drew his first comic stories on the stones of the Termoli pavements at the age of 6.