Une mer de nouvelles bandes dessinées italiennes 2019-22

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This completely new exhibition presents a selection of comics published in recent years by twenty-five Italian publishers - ranging from independent micro-publishers to leaders in the Italian comic book sector, both famous names and fairly recent new entries. On show are single volumes, mini-series, magazines and serial productions.

The wide assortment testifies to the narrative and artistic excellence of current comic book production by consolidated creatives but also by many writers and illustrators under forty, who have given an innovative thrust to Italian comic book narrative and illustration. In fact, the exhibition includes 'pure' cartoonists, but also multifaceted authors comfortable in several different expressive languages. Illustrators Lorenzo Mattotti and Sarah Mazzetti will be in Montreal as special BCBF guests.

Organised by Bologna Children's Book Fair in partnership with the Comics & Graphic Novels Commission of Italian Publishers’ Association (AIE) and with the support of the Italian Trade Agency promoting Italian companies abroad, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the exhibition is a great opportunity for an international audience to discover – or re-discover – Italian comic book excellence.

The show is curated by Marco Pellitteri, associate professor of Media and Communication at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.  

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