ARF! FESTIVAL OF STORIES, SIGNS AND DRAWINGS
At its third edition the ARF! Festival, conceived and organized by Stefano "S3Keno" Piccoli, Daniele "Gud" Bonomo, Paolo "Ottokin" Campana, Mauro Uzzeo and Fabrizio Verrocchi comes back richer and more surprising than ever, growing in content and spaces thanks to the most important Italian publishers and the best contemporary authors, through prestigious exhibitions, meetings and comparisons with industry professionals, masterclasses and exclusive previews.
Promulgated by Roma Capitale - Cultural Heritage, with the patronage of the Lazio Region, the Libraries of Rome and ENIT - National Tourism Agency, and twinned with the Naples Comicon, the Treviso Comic Book Festival, the Most Free Books and Cartoons On The Bay, ARF! can be enclosed in Zero Calcare's words: "Here's something that maybe I've never seen before in a cartoon festival. Fresh air ".
Three intense days with five great exclusive exhibitions starting from MACROMANARA (from May 26 to July 9, 2017), the great exhibition dedicated to the Master of Eros Milo Manara and, in particular, his relationship with Rome and cinema, from Caravaggio to Borgia, to Federico Fellini's Cinecittà and his great divas. And then the show of Sara Pichelli, the Italian superstar who draws on Marvel Comics and who has signed the official poster of this 2017 edition of the Festival; Gigi Cavenago, designer of Dylan Dog. And again, the amazing Bianca Bagnarelli, who was the founder of Delebile Edizioni and author of the Nobrow, Nobel Prize winner of the Bartoli Prize at the second edition of ARF !.
This year also the Job ARF will be missing! A space dedicated to young talents to showcase their work. Children can not be forgotten with ARF KIDS space! (free admission for up to 12 years) with many creative workshops by some of the most renowned Italian illustrators, readings aloud, drawings, games and lots of books available.
And still MASTERCLARF !: Classes (with number closed) with super-stars of the Italian cartoon, for all those who want to learn how to write, draw and color comics. Among the professors: Tito Faraci (Disney), Zerocalcare & Rita Petruccioli, Giuseppe Palumbo (Astorina / Diabolik), Diego Cajelli (Sergio Bonelli) and Gigi Cavenago and Sara Pichelli.
This year, like the recent editions, will not miss the Self ARF! Dedicated to the world of self-productions and independent publishing with free admission.
To end the event, the news of this 2017 edition, will be ARFist Alley: the best Italian authors publishing abroad will be at the event or drawings, dedications, exclusive prints and commission. Among the,m Theo, Saverio Tenuta, Carmine di Giandomenico, who export the excellence of "made in Italy" comic in the United States and France.
Since its first edition ARF! Is synonymous with solidarity: after Emergency and Cesvi, this year a new charitable initiative thanks to the sale of the book Inchiostrato non mescolato, which will be entirely devolved to the Dynamo Camp, Italian Onlus that offers free recreational therapy for children with pathologies Severe and chronic (www.dynamocamp.org).
This year at ARF! There will also be many international guests: from Switzerland, COSEY featuring the two volumes Mickey - A mysterious melody (or Mickey Mouse meets Minni) for Glenat / Joyce and Jonathan released for RCS / Nona Arte Magazine; From France, JIM with One Night in Rome edited by BD Editions; From Spain, Angel de la Calle with War Portraits of War by 001 Edizioni.
Other memorable appointments are the three lectio magistralis held by the three masters of the comic book: Milo Manara, Paolo Eleuteri Serpieri and Tanino Liberatore respectively on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.