2~5 DECEMBER 2021


What is happening to graphic novels today? How did we get here? What is in store for the medium in the future?

The history of graphic novel in Italy overlaps with the history of BilBOlbul.

After the pandemic, our festival is coming back for a "health check" on the state of graphic novel in Italy.  In order to do that, we will follow the invisible lines linking the past to the present - and the future - of comics.
Some of the comics masters who made the history of graphic novel in Italy will meet new talents from all over the world.

Invisible Lines is also the name of a special project, promoted by the Creative Europe programme, which will bring to Bologna 12 young cartoonists from all over Europe for the first time ever. A unique glimpse of the future of European comics, and the books we will read in the coming years.


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With the contribution of

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BilBOlbul is part of RIFF Rete Italiana Festival Fumetto