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Ennio Comin (Treviso, 1928-2011) was an Italian cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer. He began his career with caricatures in the Treviso weekly Il Cagnan in 1949. In the 1950s he made comic stories and illustrations for Il Corriere dello Scolaro and Gli Albi del Vittorioso-Capitan Walter. He oversaw the packaging of products for numerous Venetian companies and lines of images and characters for graphic companies. He was the cartoonist of the Gazzettino di Treviso from 1985 to 2011, creating among others the character of Genty, the parody of the mayor Giancarlo Gentilini, protagonist of strips published in the newspaper. The best works have been collected in the books “Targati Tv” (Misquile publisher, 1992), “Genty di casa nostra” (Castello d'Amore, 1997) and “Anni rugGenty” (Castello d'Amore, 2006).

An aspect of his artistic career little known to the general public was his collaboration that lasted almost 35 years with our company: from his pen more than 500 graphic subjects were born, not only for our classic dry transfer catalog of decorations and architecture but also for the launch of the Very Color line of the 90s, dedicated to DIY artists and creatives.

A 25x35 cm dry transfer from the Very Color Collection.

In 2021, 10 years after Ennio's death, we collaborated with his family, Alessandro and Marisa to organize the celebration of his talent so much loved in our Treviso and beyond.

We therefore made available to our friend and curator of the exhibition Ariel Brandolini (Studio Design - Associati di Mogliano Veneto) a vast selection of dry transfer subjects that were able to testify how multifaceted Ennio's graphic talent was: trees, figures, animals and even a small reinterpretation of the zodiac signs.

The exhibition, hosted in the halls of the beautiful Bailo Museum of Treviso, with the patronage of the City and the Civic Museums, exhibited all the steps in Comin's career, and had great and affectionate feedback from many personalities linked to the Treviso area. and many fans and artists mixed in the rooms to discover this flagship of Italian creativity.

Download the Brochure of the exhibition dedicated to Ennio Comin and discover the history and artistic path of this wonderful Italian artist and cartoonist!

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