The Programme


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talk H 10:30 online
Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

The future is here

with Manuele Fior, Frederik Peeters

chair Nicolò Porcelluzzi

A mysterious extrasensory experience which makes mankind leap forward, waking up with no memories in a planet that hides a funny substance, a crepuscular enclave surrounded by waters, a daring escape to the edges of the universe as we know it… With different sensibilities and styles, Manuele Fior and Frederik Peeters have both explored a future that looks ever closer, redefining the genre fiction of comics and bringing sci-fi back in the spotlight.

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

In collaboration with Bao Publishing, Coconino Press - Fandango, Oblomov Edizioni.
With the support of Pro Helvetia, Fondazione svizzera per la cultura 
workshop H 10:30 BBB Kids
Biblioteca Salaborsa Ragazzi

I dispettosi


with Emma Lidia Squillari

I dispettosi is a flock of more than a hundred birds that spend their time on the trees of a park, constantly making up new ways to bother passersby. They are also the protagonists of Emma Lidia Squillani’s last illustrated book. During the workshop the author will do a reading of the story and teach the kids how to draw the characters with stencils. 

Entry: Gratuito su prenotazione:

Age: Dai 3 anni

Duration: 1h30


In collaboration with Terre di Mezzo. 
bookshop H 10:30
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Bookshop opening

The bookshop is open at DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali from 10.30am to 10pm.
talk H 12:00
Centro delle donne / Biblioteca Italiana delle Donne


Stories of women, love and death

with Rikke Villadsen, Anna Dietzel , Benedetta Claudia Vialli

chair Virginia Tonfoni

Three authors who differ in age and personal experience reflect upon the founding events of Mitteleuropean and Scandinavian history through the eyes of their main characters, who contemplate their existence in the face of death, solitude and torment. Rikke Villadsen, author of Tuberculosis 2020, engages with newcomer artists Anna Dietzel and Benedetta C. Vialli.

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

In collaboration with Sigaretten, Associazione Orlando, Festival La Violenza Illustrata.
book H 14:00
Libreria delle donne di Bologna

Play with Fire

with Nicoz Balboa

chair Cristina Gamberi

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h

In collaboration with Gender Bender, Libreria delle donne di Bologna.
talk H 14:30
Alliance Française di Bologna


French authors between comics and animation

with Jonathan Djob Nkondo, Emmanuel Lantam, Charles Ameline, Cédric Kpannou

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

Curated by Tecnica Mista, a project by Kilowatt and Mangoosta.
In collaboration with Alliance Française di Bologna, Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna.
talk H 15:30 online
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Meet the author: Antoine Cossé

chair Matteo Gaspari

with Antoine Cossé

The work of Antoine Cossé is elusive: between pirate mutinies and long car rides in the company of mysterious magicians, his visual approach is ever-changing and modern. Thanks to his mastering of black and white, his use of silence as a narrative device and the existential ambiguity that pervades his stories, Cossé manages to convey a palpable tension, so that even in the most pervasive calm it feels like the explosion is just around the corner.

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

In collaboration with Erasmus Mundus in Culture Letterarie Europee, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Breakdown Press.
film H 16:00 BBB Kids
Cinema Lumière


(Une enfance de Martha Jane Cannary, Francia-Danimarca) directed by Remy Chayé (85’) for children from 7 years.

In this film there is a limitless space: the Western planes, with their monumental skies and the Rock Mountains slowly peeking out of the horizon. This is the space crossed by the caravan, a real village on wheels. It consists of a small community, which carries on with the hope of finding a better future. In this community there is a ten years old girl. She is not a protester nor a rebel: she is a girl, and in pioneer caravans girls cook, wash the dishes, do the laundry, look after their brothers and sisters. Martha Jane does what she has to. But once she tastes freedom there is no way back. The encounters made and the experience gained give her the chance to create a world of her own to inhabit, a hundred years ahead of her time. Martha Jane can wear trousers, cut her hair, live free. This is what we wanted to talk about, this is the adventure we wanted to tell (Remy Chayé). 

Original version with subtitles.

Age: dai 7 anni

Duration: 1h30

Price: intero 5 euro / ridotto 4,50 euro / fino ai 17 anni 3 euro

Animazione - Schermi e Lavagne
workshop H 16:30 BBB Kids
Biblioteca Salaborsa Ragazzi



with Andrea Antinori

There is not a moment of peace for the orange tree! It is not even fully grown and someone already comes to bother him. Is it going to make it? A workshop to build together the tree which is the protagonist of L’arancio, published by Corraini.

Entry: Gratuito su prenotazione:

Age: Dai 6 ai 9 anni

Duration: 1h30


In collaboration with Corraini Edizioni. 
book H 17:00
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Uno e molti

with David Marchetti

chair Manuele Fior

From a generative darkness a cave slowly emerges. From the soil of the cave a flower blooms. And from the flower creatures are born. Individual and collective, bodies that merge and define themselves in an ongoing dance which is music and joy, angst and harmony, affirmation of being. We go out the cave and here starts the journey, the growth, the death, the ascension… David Marchetti’s literary debut is a dense and ethereal book, a philosophical exploration and a visual metaphor of rare harmony.

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h

In collaboration with Hollow Press.
talk H 18:30 online
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Meet the author: Anders Nilsen

chair Alessio Trabacchini

with Anders Nilsen

The comics of Anders Nilsen face unarmed the most awkward questions that lie at the roots of human life: what is time? What happens when you die? What is the point of existence? They do it with a clear and direct stroke and a narration that stays in perfect and utterly fragile balance between silence and word, empty and full, development and stalling of the plot. To celebrate the Italian publication of Big Questions (Eris Edizioni), one of the most important comics of recent years, Nilsen reflects upon his career and his work.

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

In collaboration with Erasmus Mundus in Culture Letterarie Europee, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Eris Edizioni. 
opening H 19:30

Sigaretten ensemble/01

by Manuele Fior, Anna Dietzel , Benedetta Claudia Vialli , Ruppert & Mulot

Sigaretten Ensemble/01 opens a collective investigation, questioning the hidden artwork of two newcomer authors and three widely renowned ones. Artists who changed the outlines of contemporary graphic novel, a vast territory, relating with tradition and outside languages – drawing, animation, poetry – that manifest in this explorative exhibition, bringing to life a varied and unique mix.

Entry: Gratuito

Duration: 2h

Curated by Sigaretten.
In collaboration with Galerie Martel.
book H 21:00
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Bambino Paura

with Juta

chair Francesco Cattani

chair Alberto Sebastiani

A film troupe arrives to a small town in the countryside to shoot a horror movie. The leading role is assigned to Giulio, a local child who immediately becomes a little celebrity. But the dark side of success emerges and rumors start in the town about Giulio actually having malignant powers. With Bambino Paura, Juta paints a loving and equally scary portrait of the countryside, halfway between slice of life and genre fiction. 

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h

In collaboration with Rizzoli Lizard.
performance H 23:00
Mercato Sonato

Invisible Lines Night

Visual party with concert and live painting with the authors of Invisible Lines.

Entry: Per entrare è necessaria la tessera ARCI.

Price: 3 euro per chi deve fare la tessera ARCI (10 euro) - 5 euro per chi ha già la tessera ARCI

Curated by Casa Hooligan.
The event is part of Invisible Lines, co-financed by the Europen Union’s Europa Creativa programme.
In collaboration with Institut Français Italia, Flanders Literature, Czech Literary Centre, Goethe-Institut Roma.