Marzolino Tarantola is the title character of an Italian comic series created by Bonvi.
The comics debuted in 1979, published in the magazines Il Corriere dei Piccoli and TV Sorrisi e Canzoni; at the same time a series of animation shorts was produced for the RAI TV-series Supergulp!. The stories were later collected in two books published by editor Rizzoli Junior.
The comic consists in a zany parody of Albert Robida's Saturnin Farandoul. It tells of Marzolino Tarantola, an adventurous, snob nobleman of British origins who took part at the car race Paris-San Francisco accompanied by the faithful butler Alfred and by Enrico l'Equipaggio (Henry the crew), a giant dumb black man that solves any kind of problem.
- Guido De Maria. Ebbene sı̀, maledetto Carter!. Salani, 2003. pp. 109-111.
- "Marzolino Tarantola". Comune di Modena. http://www.comune.modena.it/cultura/bonvi-parken/storia-e-mappa-del-parco/6-marzolino-tarantola. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Massimo Emanuelli. 50 anni - storia della televisione. GRECO & GRECO Editori, 2004. p. 331.
- Antonio Costa. I leoni di Schneider. Bulzoni, 2002. p.41.
- Panorama, Issues 702-708, Mondadori, 1979
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