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Italy bids farewell to satirist Sergio Staino

Staino was greatest referred to as the creator of Bobo.

Italian figures from the world of politics and tradition on Saturday paid tribute to Sergio Staino, the leftist cartoonist and journalist who died in a hospital in Florence on the age of 83.

Staino, who had been sick for a while, was greatest referred to as the creator of Bobo, a semi-autobiographical left-wing character who featured in comedian strips in Italian newspapers since 1979.

Bobo is a mean, middle-aged employee and household man whose struggles provided a glimpse into Italy’s politics and establishments for nearly 45 years.

Staino was “an mental who left his mark on a major a part of the creativeness of the left along with his irony, intelligence and pen” – the chief of centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) Elly Schlein mentioned on Saturday – “All of us grew up along with his cartoons, his characters, his piercing jokes.”

Staino was a former editor of l’Unità, as soon as the official newspaper of the now-defunct Italian Communist Social gathering (PCI) which was supportive of successor events on the left till its closure in 2017, together with the PD.

“Expensive Sergio, we thought you and Bobo had been immortal!” – Florence mayor Dario Nardella (PD) wrote on X – “Florence loses an awesome skilled who, via his pencil, made us mirror and dream.”

Carlo Calenda, chief of the centrist Azione social gathering, posted on social media that Staino “was not solely an awesome artist but additionally and profound particular person.”

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