Attilio Mussino

Attilio Mussino was born in Turin in 1878. He is known throughout the world for being the illustrator of the first colour edition of Pinocchio. Under the influence of the Modern Style, he made several version for Carlo Colllodi's book. The editor Bemporad asked him for new plates for good editions and albums. Thanks to the illustrations that he drew in 1911 for Carlo Collodi's masterpiece Le Avventure de Pinocchio, Attilio Mussino made a definitive portrait of the puppet. He was Carlo Collodi's first illustrator to colour his drawings, to try and make illustration and chapters agree and to illustrate every chapter in a different way, using different techniques which were recalled in the strip cartoon.