Strips 5 and 6 - Interview with the Author (part 2)

Strip 5 - click on the image to enlarge
Strip 6 - click on the image to enlarge

Above, strips 5 and 6. Below, our interview with Silver continues.

Silver, you were telling us that, in the 1950s, photonovels were a huge success and largely unavoidable: was it the structure, which sits on the fence between written language and images, that led you to develop a passion for comics?

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Strips 3 and 4 - Interview with the Author (part 1)

Strip 3 - click on the image to enlarge 

Strip 4 - click on the image to enlarge

How do you go from being an Italian kid growing up in a small town in the 1950s, to being one of the most successful comic authors of your country? 

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Where It All Began

Strip 1 - click on the image to enlarge
Strip 2 - click on the image to enlarge

The first ever Albert the Wolf comic strips were originally published in 1974 on the Corriere dei Ragazzi, an Italian daily newspaper aimed at the younger generations. The English-language version, above, was created in the ’90s and distributed by United Media with the aim of reaching an international – mainly US – audience.

A comical, and in its own way satirical and allegorical, farm set on the gently rolling hills of what could be the southern English countryside, but is really a realm inhabited by animals with human characteristics: a guard dog that looks like a big fluffy polar bear, a wolf in love with a chicken, an annoying middle-aged mole and an array of other characters that you will discover with us as we make our way, week after week, through the first 70 or so strips.

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Big Blue Wolf

Albert the Wolf (Lupo Alberto in the original Italian version) was born in the early ’70s out of the comic genius of its author, Silver. Since then, the blue wolf has achieved enormous success in his home country to the point where he is considered through-and-through an Italian celebrity.

But the wolf and his farm have even higher ambitions: they want to cross borders; to transcend the frontiers of their boot-shaped country and make their mark in the world.

This blog will do just that: introduce Albert and the McKenzie farm to a broader audience in the hopes that they will brighten the days of comic lovers around the globe, just as they have done with generation after generation of Italians.

At this point you may be wondering, who is Albert the Wolf, exactly? Why is he blue? And what is the McKenzie farm? Who is this Silver guy?
Keep following our blog and we will answer all of your questions and more, with weekly updates. Each blog post will feature a new, original comic strip in English and a comment, interview, or excerpt from the author himself or a special guest.

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stiamo ristrutturando e unificando il 
blog Albert the Wolf e Lupo Alberto blog.
Vi chiediamo quindi solo un po' di pazienza, continuate a seguirci per trovare, a breve, 
nuovi servizi, notizie, curiosità, 
in inglese e in italiano
 della Fattoria McKenzie.