Mister Bonaventura

Mr. Bonaventura was a character of Italian cartoons at the beginning of 1900. The stories ended usually with the protagonist getting a one million cheque for same reason (later on, with inflation, it became a one billion cheque).
Bonaventura best friend was a mule, called la Checca who’s main feature was an irresistible impulse to kick anything at reach.
I had a book with some of those stories and I read it many times.
And this is my version of Mr. Bonaventura.

PS I realise now that I was confusing Mister Bonaventura with another character, ‘Fortunello’. He was the friend of the mule, but my sketch is rather inspired to Mr. Bonaventura, the ‘millionaire’.

2 thoughts on “Mister Bonaventura”

  1. Hello again,

    Here are my corrections for this blog entry:

    Mr. Bonaventura was a character in Italian cartoons at the beginning of 1900. The stories ended usually with the protagonist getting a ?one million cheque? for same reason (later on, with inflation, it became a ?one billion cheque?).
    Bonaventura´s best friend was a mule, called ?la Checca? whose (cuyo, who´s is a contraction of who is) main feature was an irresistible impulse to kick anything within reach.

    I had a book with some of those stories and I read it many times.

    And this is my version of Mr. Bonaventura.

    PS I realise now that I was confusing Mister Bonaventura with another character, ?Fortunello?. He was a friend of the mule, but my sketch is rather inspired by Mr. Bonaventura, the ?millionaire?.

    Like

  2. Mr. Bonaventura was a character of Italian cartoons at the beginning of 1900. The stories ended usually with the protagonist getting a ?one million cheque? for same reason (later on, with inflation, it became a ?one billion cheque?).
    Bonaventura?s best friend was a mule, called ?la Checca? whose main feature was an irresistible impulse to kick anything within reach.
    I had a book with some of those stories and I read it many times.
    And this is my version of Mr. Bonaventura.

    PS I realise now that I was confusing Mister Bonaventura with another character, ?Fortunello?. He was the friend of the mule, but my sketch is rather inspired by Mr. Bonaventura, the ?millionaire?.

    Like

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