Otto Gabos

Otto Gabos (Mario Rivelli) was born in Cagliari in 1962. In 1985, he made his debut in “Tempi Supplementari” and went on to publish the most important magazines in the field. In 1992, he published for Granata Press the graphic novel Tobacco, which was created together with writer Pino Cacucci and re-released by BD Alta Fedeltà in 2005. He collaborated with Emidio Clementi on Finale di sangue, a story inspired by the famous character Fantomas. He wrote several series for “Cyborg,” both in versions for Star Comics and for Telemaco. For Phoenix he wrote Apartments, the graphic novel Coldgraze, and the miniseries San Pietro. He illustrated covers and volumes for Einaudi, Zanichelli, Paravia, Bruno Mondadori, and Giunti. For Lang publications, he created a comic version of the novel Un sacchetto di biglie by Joseph Joffo. In 2010, he published Sarti Antonio. Come cavare un ragno dal buco for Leonardo Publishing and La giustizia siamo noi, edited by Rizzoli. Besides drawing comics, he writes, illustrates, and teaches comic art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna.

Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

20 years of graphic novel in Italy

International conference

with Alice Milani, Emilio Varrà, Matteo Gaspari, Alessio Trabacchini, Virginia Tonfoni, Otto Gabos, Matteo Stefanelli, Daniele Barbieri, Paolo Bacilieri, Lorenzo Ghetti, Eliana Albertini, Andrea Voglino, Enrico Fornaroli, Igort, Fumettibrutti, Daniele Brolli, Vanna Vinci, Alessandro Bilotta, Sara Colaone, David B., Elettra Stamboulis, Maurizio Lacavalla, Gianluca Costantini, Onofrio Catacchio, Ratigher

20 years of graphic novel in Italy it’s an opportunity of comparison and reflection on the graphic novel impact on our comics scene. There are many branches of this impact: from the economic ones, link to the editorial market transformations, to the “mutation” of the reading public, or even to the different ways in which comics have found their place in the contemporary imagination. ‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ chooses to concentrate on the analysis of certain narrative and aesthetic directions within which the graphic novel has developed, trying to highlight the questions, consciously posed, that these twenty years of graphic novels have generated.
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Duration: 9h

Price: gratuito


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Curated by Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna.
In collaboration with Hamelin.
The event is part of BilBOlbul 2021, winner of the Promozione Fumetto 2021, promoted by General Direction Contemporary Creativity - Ministry of Culture.