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Cip l'arcipoliziotto
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Cip and Zagar
Creative team
Creator(s) Benito Jacovitti
Cip l'arcipoliziotto (also spelled as "Cip l'arcipoliziottto" or "l'arcipoliziotto Cip") is the title character of a comic strip series.

The comic was created by Benito Jacovitti in 1945.[1][2]

It is a zany parody of traditional crime-noir literature.[3] It features a little, bald and scorbutic detective that, helped by his loyal assistant Gallina ("Chicken"), try to catch Zagar, a black-dressed criminal that is an expert in disguises.[2][4]

The comics were published in the comic magazines Il Vittorioso, Gli Albi del Vittorioso and Il Giornalino.[1] Cip, Gallina and Zagar were also recurring characters of Diario Vitt, the illustrated diary that Jacovitti made each year from 1942 to 1980.[5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Luca Crovi. Tutti i colori del giallo: il giallo italiano da De Marchi a Scerbanenco a Camilleri. Marsilio, 2002. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sergio Giuffrida, Riccardo Mazzoni. Giallo: poliziesco, thriller e detective story. Leonardo arte, 1999. 
  3. Mauro Smocovich, Elio Marracci. Dizionoir del fumetto. Delos Books, 2008. 
  4. Maurizio Pistelli. Un secolo in giallo: storia del poliziesco italiano, 1860-1960. Donzelli, 2006. 
  5. Benito Jacovitti, Goffredo Fofi. Gli anni d'oro del Diario Vitt. Stampa alternativa/ Nuovi equilibri, 2006. 
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