ARF !, the comic book festival in Rome is back

ROM – All The city of the second economy in Testacciocame back from 13 to 15 May 2022, ARF! The Comics Festival in Rome.

Three days with the big names from Italian and international comics

An intense three days with a rich program and many main characters in the world of Italian and international comics: Silvia Ziche, Silver, Horacio Altuna (main characters in the three Lectio Magistralis), Paco Roca, Bulb Toons, Bad comics, Samuel Spano, Werther Of The Ivy, Giacomo Bevilacqua, LRNZ, Zuzu, Kalina Muhova, Enrique Breccia, Otto Schmidt And many others.

The exclusive exhibitions

Six exhibitions are planned: Icons from Carmine Di Giandomenico“A giant of the world’s comic book scene” – who signs the manifesto of this “Year VIII Edition; The paper houses the large unpublished exhibition that traces the entire artistic path Paco Roca considered unanimously by critics and audiences “the biggest exponent of modern Spanish comics “produced in collaboration withCervantes Institute of Rome and Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity by the Ministry of Culture; 30 years with COMIXa milestone for Italian comics, with drawings, words, characters and drawings by Bonvi, Silver, Magnus, Jacovitti, Cinzia Leone, Disegni & Caviglia, Silvia Ziche; YY BB. Yi Yang – Benxi / Bologna the exhibition of Yi Yangthe very young but already very successful author who, thanks to a very personal drawing style that mixes the tradition of manga with European taste, conquers Italian comics with works such as. Let Breezy or the Dylan Dog Color Fest. Also the usual exhibition of the winner of Bartoli Prizethis year on behalf of Lorenzo Moand that of Even ARF! with the visionary works of Davide Bart. Hi and its colorful creative universe.

Episode of the festival

Among the festival’s sections, it is, as always, also present Job ARF !, the space where you can show your portfolio of ideas, projects and creativity to editors and publishers.

Come back too ARF! Childrenthe place dedicated to children’s imagination (free admission up to 12 years) with a rich program of creative workshops curated by some of the most famous Italian illustrators, readings, drawings, games and many books available to everyone.

And finally, Even ARF! 2022the area independent (as always with free access), which will present the best 30 realities of self-production and micro-publishing of Italian comics, will this year present itself in a renewed form thanks to the exclusive set-up located on the central “square” of Campo Boario .

Magnus Comix

ARF! also synonymous with solidarity

Following Emergency, Cesvi, Dynamo Camp, Amnesty International, Unchr and Mediterranea, the festival’s solidarity partner this year will be the Anti-Mafia Association from the south it together with the collective Magville presents a close program of activities including the panelEducation as a tool to combat inequalities and conflicts, gender-based violence, social and territorial marginalization which will include the rapper Kentothe winner of the Campiello Award 2021 Giulia Caminitothe cartoonist Lelio Bonaccorso elto draw Takoua Ben Mohamedelected in December last year for “Woman of the Year 2021” (along with Liliana Segre and Ambra Sabatini) by D – The Women’s Republic.


ARF! «Festival with stories, characters and drawings» # ARF5

THE SECOND ECONOMY BY Largo Dino Frisullo, (Campo Boario / Testaccio) Rome

14/13/15 May 2022 – Schedule: 10: 00-20: 00

Tickets only online at daily € 10.00 – reduced € 8.00

3-day card € 20.00 – ​​


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