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March 5, 2007


Osvaldo Cavandoli, 1920-2007

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Osvaldo Cavandoli, the Italian cartoonist best known for his animated character La Linea, passed away on Saturday. He was 87 years old.

A native of Maderno, Cavandoli worked as a technical designer for Alfa Romeo before moving into animation. He enjoyed success relatively late in life starting in 1969 with La Linea, a character that worked out of a single line that became a popular advertising icon and then short film star. Like many media stars, the popular character moved into comic books in the mid-1970s. You can see a short film here.
 
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