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Chris Ware in Bologna
The author will be the protagonist of an exhibition and will take part in events and initiatives that will be announced in the months that will lead us to BilBOlbul.
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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.

With the 2016 edition, BilBOlbul turns 10 and celebrates by renewing its commitment to bring to Bologna important italian and international artists.

The celebration of the tenth anniversary will be marked by the arrival of Chris Ware in Italy for his first dedicated exhibition in our country, in the spaces of the Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna. In addition to the exhibition, Coconino Press Fandango will release the first Italian catalog dedicated to the work of the American artist, curated by Hamelin.

Following the festival’s aspiration to make valuable Italian artists best known, the official opening of BilBObul will be with an exhibition dedicated to the inspiration and the rich design and stories of Marco Corona, in a solo exhibition in the Pinacoteca of Belle Arti. For the same wish, BilBOlbul also brings attention to another great work, which was likely to be forgotten, the one of Anna Brandoli and Renato Queirolo that will be exhibited at the Accademia di Belle Arti.

Another really exceptional guest is David Wiesner, a giant of illustration in America and worldwide: in his work he’s able to merge a meticulous realism with vivid imagination. His exhibition, that will take place in Cineteca di Bologna, will be a focal point of the festival for the little ones.

But the list of the festival’s guests don’t stop there. This year the landscape is rich with Italian and contemporary artists, established or first timers in the publishing market: from Gipi to Elena Guidolin, from Tuono Pettinato to Federico Manzone, passing to Gabriel Delmas, Toccafondo and Laurent Moreau.

The authors, like every year, will be engaged in exhibitions, public meetings, workshops, dedicated sessions, performances, round-table discussions, portfolio reviews … And, as in past years, BBBZine will bring in Bologna the most interesting international self-production, for a micro market in Salaborsa during the days of the festival weekend.

Programme

BEFORE
DEDICACES
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FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

Exhibitions

CHRIS WARE

IL PALAZZO DELLA MEMORIA

26 NOVEMBER ~ 7 JANUARY
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MARCO CORONA

IL CANGURO PUGILATORE

24 NOVEMBER ~ 18 DECEMBER
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DAVID WIESNER

E SE FOSSE TUTTO NORMALE?

25 NOVEMBER ~ 27 JANUARY
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ANNA BRANDOLI
RENATO QUEIROLO

L’ARCOBALENO E IL NERO

25 NOVEMBER ~ 20 JANUARY
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GIPI

LA TERRA DEI FIGLI

25 NOVEMBER ~ 10 DECEMBER
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GABRIEL DELMAS

XUWWUU

25 SEPTEMBER ~ 18 DECEMBER
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Lele Marcojanni

LE CITTÀ HANNO GLI OCCHI

25 NOVEMBER ~ 16 DECEMBER
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MATTHIAS LEHMANN

GENTE DI STRADA

FROM NOVEMBER 22ND
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TUONO PETTINATO

CAR’ODIARIO

25 NOVEMBER ~ 10 DECEMBER
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AUDREY SPIRY

IN SILENZIO

25 NOVEMBER ~ 18 DECEMBER
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FEDERICO MANZONE

L’ULTIMO PAESE

25 NOVEMBER ~ 4 DECEMBER
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ELENA GUIDOLIN

I SEGNI ADDOSSO

25 NOVEMBER ~ 7 DECEMBER
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PRIME VISIONI

25 NOVEMBER ~ 20 DECEMBER
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LAURENT MOREAU

LAURENT MOREAU AL CAPPELLO ROSSO

27 NOVEMBER
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GIANLUIGI TOCCAFONDO

TOCCAFONDO PER CHEAP ON BOARD

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PREMIO FARBEN 2016

24 NOVEMBER ~ 22 DECEMBER
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DIECI ANNI DI FLASHFUMETTO

22 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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GÉRALDINE ALIBEU

TUTTO IN UN TAPPETO

9 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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GIANLUCA ASCIONE

PREMIO COOP FOR WORDS 2016

22 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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BBB Lab

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BBB Lab – Making Comics: development opportunities for young authors

In 2016 Bilbolbul continues the work with young professionals and aspiring authors, expanding its range of BBB Lab.

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 on how the genre is represented in the drawing, to describe the comic book production in South America, and the dichotomy between the narrative and the form of the language.

Workshop
Three practical workshops during which the participants will meet and work with some of the leaders of contemporary comics and illustration: this year, Laurent Moreau, David Wiesner and Marco Corona.

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

Laurent Moreau

THE NARRATIVE AND ITS APPLIANCE

November 20th
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David Wiesner

CREATING CHARACTERS AND FINDING STORIES

25 ~ 26 november
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Marco Corona

STEALING WITHOUT FEAR

26 ~ 27 november
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Panel discussion

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DENIS RIVA

ATTENDERE IL NULLA

5 NOVEMBER ~ 21 JANUARY
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Tuta

75 LITRI

16 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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LAURA CAMELLI

LA CAME VS MARISOGRAPH

18 ~ 29 NOVEMBER
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NICOLA MARI

OUT NOW

18 NOVEMBER ~ 18 DECEMBER
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DAVIDE CATANIA

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18 NOVEMBER ~ 3 DECEMBER
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Conigli Bianchi

FUMETTIST* CONTRO LA SIEROFOBIA

19 NOVEMBER ~ 3 DECEMBER
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FRANCESCA MISSTENDO POPOLIZIO

DIARI DA UNO SPETTACOLO

19 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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GIULIO MACAIONE

BASILICÒ, DAL FUMETTO ALLA TAVOLA

20 NOVEMBER ~ 10 DECEMBER
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HOME MOVIES

EXPANDED ARCHIVE: TITLES

21 ~ 29 NOVEMBER
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MARINA GIRARDI
ROCCO LOMBARDI

L'ARGINE

21 ~ 29 NOVEMBER
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GIOVANNI RIZZO

OGNI FINE DELLA FESTA

21 ~ 27 NOVEMBER
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LIUBA GABRIELE

VIAGGIO NELL'INDIA DEL NORD

21 NOVEMBER ~ 8 DECEMBER
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ARIANNA VAIRO

STRATI E STRADE

24 NOVEMBER ~ 14 DECEMBER
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Mattia Moro

GLI SCOGLI DI TARANTO

24 NOVEMBER ~ 4 DECEMBER
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LORENA CANOTTIERE
LUISA PELLEGRINO

PANIC ROOM/ VOORPRET

23 ~ 26 NOVEMBER
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VALERIA BERTOLINI
FAVOLOSA COALIZIONE

SFERTILITY GAME

24 NOVEMBER ~ 18 DECEMBER
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BRIGATA RGB

IL BELLO, IL BRUTTO & IL BRIGATISTA

24 NOVEMBER ~ 24 DECEMBER
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ANISS EL HAMOURI

SGUINZAGLIATE I CANI

25 NOVEMBER ~ 11 DECEMBER
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LE VOYAGE À BOLOGNE

18 ~ 30 NOVEMBER
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Gio Pistone
Nicola Alessandrini

BATRACOMIOMACHIA

25 NOVEMBER ~ 24 DECEMBER
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PRANZO IMPROVVISATO

26 NOVEMBER ~ 10 DECEMBER
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Abastanotti, Bartalucci, Garzillo, Lerma

BOHNOBEH!

17 NOVEMBER ~ 11 DECEMBER
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NICOLÒ PELLIZZON

HORSES

24 NOVEMBER ~ 10 DECEMBER
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BBBZine

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© Dan Rhett per Arbitraire 2016

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© Los Bravù 2016

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© Jorge Parras 2016

Ediciones Valientes

© Ediciones Valientes 2016

Central vapeur

© Central vapeur 2016

La Camaraderie

© La Camaraderie 2016

© Dan Rhett per Arbitraire 2016© Los Bravù 2016© Jorge Parras 2016© Ediciones Valientes 2016© Central vapeur 2016© La Camaraderie 2016

BBBZine returns! 
Five international self-productions of comics and illustration come together at the festival for the now annual market of fanzines BBBZine. On 26 and 27 of November, in the covered square Salaborsa, you will find a fair exhibition dedicated to a discovery of the most contemporary experimental creations of self-production. This year, a special place will be given to the Spanish production.

For those who make comics, illustration or other, the self-productions seems the easiest way to print and distribute their work. A lot of these groups do not exceed the first number, but the only thing that matters is to get away for a moment from the book market and create no other law than that which you invent.

Ediciones Valientes, Central Vapeur, Martin Lopez Làm, Jorge Parras, Arbitraire, La Camaraderie e Los Bravù will be at BilBOlbul to show us their own way of making manual books.

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Sopra-la-panca

SOPRA LA PANCA : un scioglilingua disegnato

Martìn Lòpez Lam, a host of this year’s BBBZin, organized a special event, in collabrations with WE_Bologna hotel. From Wednesday 23 till Friday 25, along with La Camaraderie, Jorge Parras, Los Bravù, including Belgian cartoonists Docteur Lunet and Judey and with Italians Andrea Seventh and Ugo Schiesaro will draw live on the walls of a hostel room to produce a single work. Two and a half days of collective work to the design as a universal language

Aperitif starting work Wednesday, November 23rd, 5:30 p.m.

Work Inauguration Friday, November 25th, 2 p.m.

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