Quadratino

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Quadratino
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Publication information
FormatText comics
Genre
Creative team
Created byAntonio Rubino

Quadratino is an Italian comic strip series created by Antonio Rubino.

Background[edit]

Quadratino was published by the children magazine Il Corriere dei Piccoli from 1910 to 1911.[1] An early version of the character had previously appeared in 1909, in the same magazine, in the story La tragica istoria del triangolo e del quadrato.[1]

It depicts the surreal stories of the naughty Quadratino ("Little Square"), his grandmother Nonna Matematica ("Grandma Maths") and the tutor Trigonometria ("Trigonometry"); in every episode the titular character is punished for his bad behaviour with the transformation of his head in a rectangle, a triangle or in another geometric shape; at the end of the story, after he understood his faults, the head returns to normal.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Franco Fossati, "Quadratino", in Fumetto - characters e disegnatori, cured by Luigi F. Bona, Electa, 2005.
  2. ^ B.P. Boschesi, Manuale dei fumetti, Mondadori, 1976, pp.27-28.
  3. ^ Ilaria Filograsso. Bambini in trappola. Pedagogia nera e letteratura per l'infanzia. FrancoAngeli, 2012. pp. 145–146.