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The ninth edition of BilBOlbul will be held in Bologna from the 19th to the 22nd November, 2015!
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BilBOlbul International Comics Festival is a project curated by Hamelin Cultural Association.  It is dedicated to auteur comics and presents the work of established artists and young talent from Italy and abroad.  BilBOlbul was created in Bologna in 2001 as a cultural initiative throughout the year with a series of events about comics.  This experience and the network it created helped to realize the festival which debuted in 2007.

The 2015 edition of BilBOlbul International Comics Festival wants to go deeper into the comics language, studying how it is evolving through new technologies and how do these new forms challenge the consumption of these “cultural products”. Scott McCloud, already fifteen years ago, predicted the “infinite canvas” and the development of web comics, however, we have yet, today, so much to explore in this language, born hybrid, open to contamination and which can always manifests itself through different and new forms, both digitally and on paper.

This is why the guests of this year’s festival often work on both platforms and aren’t afraid of experimenting with other methods and languages, like cinema, animation, music, illustration.

From Giacomo Nanni to Richard McGuire, from Lilli Carré to Alice Socal, all of the invited artists have in one way or another already experimented with the comics language, also mixing it with other media, mainly animation, but also working with gif and bending the ebooks limits.

Moreover, confirming its international wide ambition and its interest in a new generation of authors, BilBOlbul is expanding this year’s BBB Lab  through round tables, workshops and portfolio reviews as well as launching the all new BBBZine: a two day market of DIY and independent publishers from all around the world.

Programme

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Exhibitions

GIACOMO NANNI

A TRATTI

20 NOVEMBER ~ 19 DECEMBER
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LILLI CARRÉ

MOVIMENTO MINIMO

20 NOVEMBER ~ 20 DECEMBER
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BENOÎT PRETESEILLE

PRETESEILLE / BARGELLINI

20 NOVEMBER ~ 17 JANUARY
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JOSÉ PARRONDO

PIATTOMONDO

20 NOVEMBER ~ 29 JANUARY
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ANDREA BRUNO

CINEMA ZENIT

20 ~ 29 NOVEMBER
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OLIVIER SCHRAUWEN

CIAO, SONO O. SCHRAUWEN

20 NOVEMBER ~ 12 DECEMBER
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MARCO TABILIO
RICCARDO TABILIO

BERSECCHI - COOP FOR WORDS AWARD 2015

20 NOVEMBER ~ 4 DECEMBER
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ANNE-MARGOT RAMSTEIN

IN FORMA!

20 NOVEMBER ~ 10 DECEMBER
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MAGNUS

MAGNUS E L’ALTROVE. FAVOLE, ORIENTE, LEGGENDE

22 NOVEMBER ~ 6 JANUARY
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RENATO CALLIGARO

POEMA BAROCCO E ALTRI DISEGNI

20 NOVEMBER ~ 19 DECEMBER
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Claudio Bolognini
Fabrizio Fabbri

GIORGIO MORANDI. BIOGRAPHY AND COMICS

19 NOVEMBER ~ 10 JANUARY
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VIRGINIA MORI

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FROM NOVEMBER 19
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PRIME VISIONI

20 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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ALICE SOCAL

SANDRO

20 NOVEMBER ~ 17 DECEMBER
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ALICE SOCAL

PALLAS WUNDERKAMMER

22 NOVEMBER
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FLASHFUMETTO

PICCOLI POTERI E GRANDI RESPONSABILITÀ

18 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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VON ZUBINSKI and MADALENA MATOSO

GIOCO ANCH'IO

10 ~ 22 NOVEMBER
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BBB Young

Teenagers

BBB Young is an initiative meant to bring children to the world of comics while creating a space for pedagogy through this medium, investing in young readers and promoting quality books for them to enjoy. The festival has organized interviews with authors and guided tours to students from Bologna and beyond to discover and deepen their understanding of the language of comics, from reading new work to taking to authors. There are also programs for educators on using comics and illustration as classroom tools, opening new pathways into art history, literature, history and reflections on our contemporary world where these young people live and grow. Drawing in general and comics in particular allow young people to develop a critical eye for the world around them and transfer these skills to other languages as well. For these programs BilBOlbul is available to create and organize projects with teachers from interested schools.

 

Kids

JOSÉ PARRONDO

PIATTOMONDO

20 NOVEMBER ~ 29 JANUARY
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José Parrondo presents the Cinnoteca

For the occasion of the BilBOlBul Festival, Hamelin Cultural Association collaborates once again with the Cineteca of Bologna in presenting a space dedicated entirely to children: the Cinnoteca, a space for education around images (animation, cinema, but also literature, illustration, drawing, graphics and comics).  A space designed and created for the youngest among us, where they can experiment with moving and still images.

During and after the Festival you can read, play, create and emerge yourself in the world of stories and comics at the Cinnoteca.

BilBOlbul has always promoted and found ways to bring comics to children; in Italy this is still an undervalued venture and it is from this point of view the Cineteca of Bologna hosts a show dedicated to illustrators and authors for children.  This year we enter the universe of José Parrondo, author of illustrations and scenography for comics: his worlds are full of fantasy amd absurdity, full of impossible trees, stories never told, strange characters, and portals to new universes and cames that mix visual and written language.

Created in support with the City of Bologna, Mayor’s Office, Office of Equality Opportunity and Differences

BBB Lab

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BBB Lab- Making Comics: development opportunities for young authors

In 2015 BilBOlBul continues and expands its work with young professionals and aspiring authors, a program established during the eighth edition of the festival.

Round Tables

Three round tables for investigating diverse aspects of editorial and artistic work, including a range of experts in the field, both domestically and internationally, open to the public.  They are discussions about issues in communications and publishing projects and new territories in online comics.

Meetings with Editors- Portfolio Reviews

For anyone hoping to enter the world of professional comics and illustration, BBB offers the chance to meet with a specialist for your particular area.

Workshop

Three practical workshops during which participants can meet and work with some of the best in contemporary comics and illustration, among which are Paolo Bacilieri, Lilli Carré and Olivier Schrauwen.

Workshop

Paolo Bacilieri

CROCEVIA PER L'INTERNO

14 ~ 15 November
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Elisa Talentino

FLANERÌ DI CARTA

14 ~ 15 November
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Lilli Carré

EVERYTHING MUST GO

19 ~ 20 November
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OLIVIER SCHRAUWEN

HOME MADE COMICS

21 ~ 22 November
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MAJA CELIJA PER HERA

MAJA CELIJA PER HERA

16 NOVEMBER ~ 11 DECEMBER
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FLANERÌ DI CARTA

15 ~ 22 NOVEMBER
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CRISTINA PORTOLANO

ROMAGNA CARIOCA

15 ~ 25 NOVEMBER
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LIUBA GABRIELE

AREE DI SOSTA

9 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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BENINCASA, BONINI, GUIDOLIN, VILA

DIARI DA UNO SPETTACOLO

17 ~ 21 NOVEMBER
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SARA MENETTI

DIARI DI VIAGGIO: STORIE DI CITTÀ ILLUSTRATE

18 NOVEMBER ~ 13 DECEMBER
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WITKO

LA SONDE

19 ~ 22 NOVEMBER
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LUIGI BERNARDI

COMICS EXPRESS: LUIGI BERNARDI E IL FUMETTO

19 NOVEMBER ~ 2 DECEMBER
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ALICE MILANI

WISŁAWA SZYMBORSKA. SI DÀ IL CASO CHE IO SIA QUI

19 NOVEMBER ~ 4 DECEMBER
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DANIELA TIENI
SARA TROFA

AFFINCHÉ POSSANO FIORIRE

19 NOVEMBER ~ 18 DECEMBER
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VANNA VINCI

ON THE CRAZY SIDE OF THE STREET

24 OCTOBER ~ 22 NOVEMBER
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VINCENZO JANNUZZI

JANÙ: LA LEZIONE DELL’ERETICO

20 NOVEMBER ~ 13 DECEMBER
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MARINA GIRARDI

CAPRIOLE

21 NOVEMBER ~ 2 DECEMBER
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HURRICANE

INFERNO DOMESTICO

19 ~ 22 NOVEMBER
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MARTOZ

REMI TOT IN STUNT

19 ~ 29 NOVEMBER
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BBBZine

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© the BBBZine at BilBOlbul 2014

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© ION Guerrive 2015

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© kuš! komiksi 2015

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© Jean Guichon éditeur at the crack festival 2015

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© PEOW! studio 2015

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© Alexander Robyn for Tieten Met Haar 2014

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© Breakdown Press at the Safari festival 2015

© the BBBZine at BilBOlbul 2014© ION Guerrive 2015© kuš! komiksi 2015© Jean Guichon éditeur at the crack festival 2015© PEOW! studio 2015© Alexander Robyn for Tieten Met Haar 2014© Breakdown Press at the Safari festival 2015

After the pilot episode from 2014, This year’s BBBZine has grown bigger: Six international independent structure publishing comics and illustration will meet, creating a unique fanzine market on the 21st and 22nd of November 2015 in the covered square in the Biblioteca Salaborsa.

The world of comics is gradually becoming a whole industry with its own do’s and don’t’s.  In this context it is often difficult for young artists to make their way into this scene. But who can stop us from starting fresh and creating our own rules?  Nowadays, many comic authors and illustrators have chosen the radical way of self-publishing and DIY.

Breakdown Press, Tieten Met Haar, kuš! komiksi, PEOW Studio, Jean Guichon éditeur and Ion éditions will be at BilBOlbul to show us their own way of making comics!

Editions

Transbook

BilBOlbul is part of Transbook, an Europa Creativa 2014/2020 project
coordinated by Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse (France) in partnership with Europäische Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse Saarbrücken (Germany), Tantàgora (Spain), Arts Basics for Children (Belgium), Nobrow Ltd (UK), Literárne informačné centrum (Slovakia), Hamelin Associazione Culturale (Italy)

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