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Drawing Stories. The Evolution of the Italian Language in Comics

Date:

10/19/2020


Drawing Stories.  The Evolution of the Italian Language in Comics

DRAWING STORIES - THE EVOLUTION OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN COMICS is a digital, interactive exhibition and a series of webinars organized by the Italian Cultural Institutes of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and Toronto, in cooperation with Romics - International Comics, Animation, Cinema and Game Festival. This event is part of the 20th Annual Italian Language Week in the World Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.

The exhibition offers a virtual journey through the profound changes that the “ninth art” has experienced in recent years, starting with the role of the writer. It centers around the works of Tito Faraci (writer, screenwriter for Disney, Astorina, Sergio Bonelli Editore, and editorial curator for Feltrinelli Comics), and will feature 30 art works by authors from the most important Italian publishing houses.
Available from October 19 to November 15, 2020

The digital exhibition and live meetings will be available in both Italian and English on romics.it

Please note: the English version of the website is available after selecting "Close", "OK" and clicking "Italiano". A drop-down menu will allow you to select "Inglese" for English. Finally click on the image to start exploring.

 

Three webinars, accessible until Nov. 15th on the exhibition platform and social media, will focus on the changes taking place in Italian and international comics and graphic novels, offering a glance behind the scenes at comic books and their narrative language and rhythms. Featuring Tito Faraci, Alex Bertani, Barbara Baldi, Sergio Brancato, Igort, Mario Gomboli, Giuseppe Palumbo and other Italian authors. The webinars will be presented in Italian with simultaneous English translation 

THE EVOLUTION OF LANGUAGE IN DISNEY PRODUCTIONS IN ITALY
Live Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10 AM PDT. Available on the platform through November 15.
A journey through innovative Italian Disney productions that have met with international success. Tito Faraci, editorial curator of Feltrinelli Comics, Alex Bertani, editorial director of Topolino - Panini Comics, Marco Gervasio, Disney author and Daniela Pietrini, professor of Italian and French Linguistics at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Sabrina Perucca, Artistic Director of Romics, will moderate the meeting.

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SCRIPT AND DRAWING, THE ALCHEMY OF A COMIC STORY
Live Friday October 23, 2020 at 10 AM PDT Available on the platform until November 15
What happens behind the scenes of a comic book? What relationship is established between the writer and the illustrator? Mario Gomboli, writer for Diabolik and Giuseppe Palumbo, one of Diabolik's greatest illustrators, will come together for a very special meeting, which will allow viewers to witness the actual creation of a comic story. Mario Bellina, author and television writer, will moderate the meeting.

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GRAPHIC NOVELS, THE NARRATIVE IMPACT AND EVOLUTION OF THE SCRIPT
Live Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 10 AM PDT. Available on the platform until November 15
The changes in script and language imposed by the success of graphic novels in Italy. Tito Faraci, editorial curator of Feltrinelli Comics, Igort, comics artist, script writer and Italian director, Barbara Baldi, illustrator and colorist for Pixar, Disney, Marvel and Oblomov Edizioni and Marcello Serra, semiologist and professor of communication and journalism at the Carlos III University of Madrid. Sergio Brancato, professor of sociology of communication at the University of Naples "Federico II", expert and historian of comics, will moderate the meeting.

The digital exhibition and the webinars will be posted on the Italian Cultural Institute's website and social media channels (www.facebook.com/iicla and www.instagram.com/iiclosangeles) starting on October 19.

Information

Date: Da Monday, October 19, 2020 a Sunday, November 15, 2020

Organized by : talian Cultural Institutes in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington with ROMICS

Entrance : Free


Location:

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