Saturday, 25 July 2020 08:19

#Giffoni50 with Tito Faraci and Wallie: Comicon and Feltrinelli for Masterclass Impact

The graphic novel “A dream called Giffoni” will be premiered on the occasion

On the occasion of #Giffoni50, on Friday 21 August, Tito Faraci (editorial curator of Feltrinelli Comics, screenwriter of Mickey Mouse, Tex, Diabolik, Dylan Dog) and Walter "Wallie" Petrone (Croce sul cuore, Sporchi e Subitoy), will present the graphic novel, A dream called Giffoni, created in collaboration with COMICON and published by Feltrinelli Comics to the Masterclass Impact.
The story is that of Edo, an extraordinary boy like many others, who has two equally normal and extraordinary friends: Marta and Jaco. Edo has spent some wonderful days with them, in the jury of the Giffoni Film Festival, together with other guys from all over the world. In that international and stimulating atmosphere, his passion for cinema has grown to the extent that now Edo has a dream: he wants to become a director! His film will be a new version of Romeo and Juliet, with some "negligible" freedom in the plot and a cast of exceptional actors: his friends. Someone tries  to explain that this dream is destined to remain such, because by regulation a film like this could not enter the official selection. But now the young filmmaker is ready to embark in this small, great adventure which, like any self-respecting adventure, will hold many twists.

Tito Faraci was born in 1965. He is one of the best known Italian comic book writers, published in dozens of countries around the world. He has written stories for characters such as Mickey Mouse, Dylan Dog, Tex, Diabolik, Spider-Man, DareDevil and Captain America. For Feltrinelli, in 2015 he signed the novel La vita in generale, two books paired with Sio and the comic book adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's Without Blood. His latest novel is Spigole (Feltrinelli, 2020).

Wallie, stage name of Walter Petrone, is an illustrator and cartoonist who lives and works in Bologna, where he attends the Academy of Fine Arts. He emerged online, followed by over one hundred and twenty thousand followers on Instagram. The interpreter of the dreams and anxieties of his generation, he made his debut in 2018 with Solo un Altro Giorno (ManFont). For Feltrinelli Comics in 2020 he published Croce sul cuore and a story in the anthology Sporchi e Subito, a cure by Fumettibrutti.

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