1959

Joe Bretella

Joe Bretella

This minimal stories, full of humor, which looked rather like a strip or a something on a back cover, appeared as an appendix to the fortnightly issue of Tex and bore the unmistakable strokes penned by Luciano Capitanio. Set in a rather nondescript Far West and based on the character of Joe Bretella, these simple gags had a fixed structure in which the protagonist teaches little Tom what life is really like. But Tom is a smart kid and he invariably ends up getting the better of the supposedly older and wiser Joe.