February 8, 2009

The Diabolik sisters

Angela and Luciana Giussani
Who would have thought that behind the smiling faces of these two women were hiding the authors of Diabolik, the comic that scandalised Italy in the 1960’s? To give you an idea of their story and the importance of the comic strip genre in Italy’s literary history, the History Channel is dedicating a documentary to sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani.

These two extraordinary sisters have done just about everything in life: photo models, aviators, protagonists of the jet set and editors, they made some courageous choices in 1960’s Milan when female emancipation was a concept still a long way off.
History Channel documentary on Italian comic strip Diabolik

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