There have been so many visitors that last weekend have made a new, great success for the Mostra Mercato del Fumetto, which has celebrated its 60th edition in Reggio. Organized this year too by Fiere Reggio Emilia together with Anafi (National Association of Friends of Comics and Illustration) and Arci, the great event in Reggio Emilia has shown how the Ninth Art is able to encourage inter-generational meetings, given that among the thousands of enthusiasts arrived in Reggio for the occasion there were people of all ages. And It also reiterated how today Fiere Reggio Emilia have the capacity to attract people from all the country, also considering the strategic position for the connections: groups from all over Italy have arrived again as success for other events organized in the pavilions of via Filangieri in recent months.
Specifically, the Mostra Mercato del Fumetto has enjoyed great success both for those traditionally are considered its strengths, and for the novelties of this 2018 edition. First of all, the approximately 300 stands set up by 120 exhibitors, with comics of all origins and time: from Tex to Zagor, from Alan Ford to Diabolik, from Martin Mystére to Dylan Dog, and then gems such as books, volumes, magazines, now unavailable titles, thanks to collectors but also to the presence of amateur publishing houses that print or reprint the adventures of popular heroes from the 40s to today. Real groups of fans were formed around the extraordinary guests who arrived for the occasion at the Fairs: Claudio Villa, one of the best known and successful Italian comic artists, Tex’s cover artist, Massimo Gamberi, Phantom designer for the Australian publisher Frew, Alessandro Poli, artist for some Bonelli series, including Dylan Dog and Tex, Donald Soffritti, Disney author between Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse, and many other publishers, artists, authors and personalities from the Italian comic world: Simone Airoldi, Ario Albertarelli, Alberto Becattini, Gianni Bono, Luca Boschi, Gianni Brunoro, Alfredo Castelli, Onofrio Catacchio, Carlo Chendi, Ivano Codina, Giulio Cuccolini, Giorgio Figus, Gian Luigi Gaspa, Nazareno Giusti, Mauro Lepore, Corrado Mastantuono, Paolo Mottura Bruno Sarda, other authors of the series published by Cronaca di Topolinia.
For the specific proposals of this edition, the thematic exhibition dedicated to Giovannino Guareschi saw a strong interest, with the unforgettable protagonists Don Camillo and Peppone played by actors who interacted with the public, the selection of humorous vignettes by Bertoldo and Candido, publications, movie posters and the original Moto Guzzi used in one of the period films.
Appreciated the participation, for the first time, of the International School of Comics of Reggio Emilia, with the presence of Giuseppe Camuncoli and Carmine Di Giandomenico, comic artists of international level having collaborated with Marvel and DC for the major superhero titles, protagonists of a Jam session of live painting. During the day 3 scholarships were assigned, through the contest “Questo lo sapevo fare anch’io”, to be used for attending one of the courses of the International School of Comics in Reggio Emilia. Click here to watch the video of the live painting “Giuseppe Di Domenico VS Carmine Giancamuncoli”.
A success for this edition, which ended the day giving the appointment to the 61st edition.