(1983) is an American comics author, illustrator and director of short animated films. Born in Los Angeles she lives and works in Chicago. Together with her husband Alexander Stewart (who is also an animator) she directs the experimental animation festival “Eyeworks.” A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago she has amongst her inspirations the works of Julio Cortazar and Jorge Luis Borges. Her work has focused on short forms, both in comics and animation. She is author to numerous short stories, collected in diverse volumes, the most recent, Heads or Tails
was published in 2012 by Fantagraphics and was more recently reprinted. Her short How She Slept at Night
was presented at the Sundance Film Festival.
20 NOVEMBER ~ 20 DECEMBER
MUSEO INTERNAZIONALE E BIBLIOTECA DELLA MUSICA DI BOLOGNA
Opening with the author
Friday, November 20th, 6.30 p.m.
Meeting with the author
Thursday, November 19th, 9 p.m., MODO INFOSHOP
Friday, November 20th, 4 p.m., SCUOLA DI LETTERE E BENI CULTURALI - AULA 6 (VIA ZAMBONI 38)
Saturday, November 21st, 6 p.m., CINEMA LUMIÈRE
Panel discussion BBB LAB “Is this a Comic?”
Saturday, November 21st, 11 a.m. ~ 2 p.m., ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI DI BOLOGNA - AULA TEATRO
In collaboration with
Transbook - children’s literature on the move
At the festival
This year, the author of the festival’s visual is also the protagonist of the exhibition at the International Museum and Library of Music. American author focused on short comics, Lilli Carré is capable of making an entire world fit in the space of a few pages. Her most successful stories, dark and minimal, have a strong iconic and symbolic feel; a quality often found in daydreams and mixing disturbingly fantasy with real life. The power of the unconscious is mitigated through Carré’s delicate lines, she never exagerates with grotesque tones, but drowns her stories in a fable-like atmosphere and pastel colors which often fills her neat black and white.