Grand Hotel. Fumetti

Italy's Fumetti: Curiously Sophisticated Pulp Comics

Fumetti literally means “small puffs of smoke,” which suggests the speech balloons common to most comic strips. In Italy, fumetti has become synonymous with comic strips, and particularly photo-comics, where written dialogue (in a balloon or not) is superimposed over a photo that was probably shot especially for the comic or, perhaps, a series...