Culture and Civilization in texts and images
Learning Italian with comics
Comics are a rich and popular reading source and for a long time they were the most common choice among young and very young readers in Italy. Comics’ authors and characters belong to Italian culture even though they have often been neglected by official and traditionalist culture.
Often, those who study Italian are attracted and fascinated by our culture and therefore we hope to fill a gap by introducing a new narrative adventure.
We believe that Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese, Tiziano Sclavi’s Dylan Dog and Giancarlo Berardi’s Julia are among the most read Italian authors of the 1900s.
We propose some stories about legendary comics’ characters, that have been reworked where necessary, accompanied by a large and stimulation educational apparatus.
The language used in comics and graphic novels is specialised and more intuitive. Combined with the excellent quality of drawings, colours and layout, it can win readers’ interest and fascinate even those who have a lower level of reading comprehension.
Smack has created the project LEARN ITALIAN WITH COMICS in 6 volumes published and distributed by
L’alba dei morti viventi
Jack lo squartatore
…e di altri Romei e di altre Giuliette
La laguna dei bei sogni
Una cara, carissima amica
I personaggi che il mondo ci invidia
- Arte. Leonardo Michelangelo Caravaggio Fontana
- Letteratura. Manzoni Eco Camilleri Maraini
- Moda e Design. Prada Armani Pininfarina Bialetti
- Cinema. De Sica Loren Benigni Moretti
- Dante. Monotematico
Prima uscita: Arte
Italy: on display and in Backlight
I due amici - Carlo Levi