Watercolour on Acid-free BoardSize:
13" x 17" (340mm x 425mm)Date:
1978This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Sergio Cavina.
Sergio Cavina was an Italian comic artist and illustrator, best known for creating Bobo Bunny, mascot of the Dutch toddler magazine Bobo. Cavina drew the adventures of the blue bunny and his family and friends between 1968 and 1994, entertaining generations of children, both in the Netherlands and - through international editions - abroad.
Even though Cavina created one of the most enduring and recognizable characters for young children in the Netherlands and Indonesia, not much is known about his life and career.
First launched in 1968 as a weekly magazine in the Netherlands, Bobo contained illustrated stories, comic strips (usually in text comic format, with text underneath the images) and educational game and activity pages for toddlers. In 1975, it became a purely Dutch publication, but still with the Italian Sergio Cavina drawing the title feature.
In South Africa, Bobo appeared in English (as 'Bobo') and Afrikaans (as 'Bollie'). All these editions prominently featured Sergio Cavina's illustrations and picture stories, making him one of the most widely distributed Italian comic artists, although still largely unknown by the general public.Click for larger image ...