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Romics – april 2018

Two times every year, the comic fair of Rome. I can’t ideate new descriptions for it. It is always more huge, but the available money to people is always less and so this was the Roman fair with less profits for vendors. However here I helped the economy to rise. I feel as a patriot.




A portrait in manga style for me and my friend Paolo.

If female cosplayers were not sexy enough, the new sensation for comic fairs is body art. Young women in pants and paints. Oh boy…



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Più libri più liberi 2017

The main Italian fair for small publishers that is held here in Rome has changed its location. The shift is only of 100-200 meters, from a congress building built in ’50 but designed for the world exhibition of 1942 that never happened due to war, to a new congress building built with extremely slowness. At least the first was interrupted as construction by war, the latter was protracted in time only due to speculations. From a neoclassic fascist building to a glass and steel building. 60 years in the passage of style, fashion and technique, but the spirit is the same: a large building with empty and useless spaces to add solemnity. And none needs it, because the first one could absorb congresses needs. Moreover its lend could be too expensive to attire people to organise events. However, I paid it with my taxes so I visit it paying the ticket for the annual book fair. What to say? It is so beautiful and original, a white cloud with rooms and floors, all inside a glass box. In the last decades the best thing as architecture in Rome. But it is surely costly as maintenance. This building isn’t going to end well, I suppose.
As books, I bought only a few, I just have got too many of them.










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A short review of some of the millions of statuettes, gadgets, models, action figures and similars that were around. You can find sexy things, perfect painted figures, auto-built models for modelling contests, rainbow Star Wars AT-AT made with Lego, giant Giger’s alien made with mechanical parts, Doraemon mesh-ups with animals, Marvel superheroes mesh-upped as samurai, giant dioramas with Marvel superheroes that you cannot put inside a normal house. Huge quantities of money is not always the problem, it is the available space the only limit to buy them.

















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Sometimes you can forget that this is fundamentally a comic fair. It is not so iconic to take photos of book spines. Moreover cosplayers are better descriptive. However this time some signing and sketch session photos for you.

Paolo Bacilieri is one of my favourites. He is a modern and experimental artist but with solid education by Milo Manara studio.

And an help for younger Bacilieri was Palumbo. He is another favourites of mine. His style is a black & white with touches of classic art mediate by experience as an experimental comics militant.

And many more for my friend Paolo.




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Lucca C&G 2017: Walk around [part01]

Yes, this is another series of posts about my annual Lucca Comics & Games experience. It was the start of November 2017 and I waited for it ALL the year. Every day a specific theme and lots of photos. This time a walk around to begin. And, if you don’t know what is this convention, look at these posts and to those of other years here on the blog. And think about a visit.
























Disclaimer: almost all the photos on this blog are taken by me, however sometime I stole them from the web when I find something really interesting or I am too distracted by things to do instead to work as a reporter. This time I helped myself by photos from my friend Paolo, Damon, Bagna, Gioconomicon and others that now I can’t remind.

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Romics – october 2017

Two times every year, this is an appointment that I don’t want to miss. As the same I go here in the less overcrowded day of the convention. I find some comics that I didn’t pick up previously, a lot of gadgets (as Funko), and a day immersed in one of my principal interests. And in the last years it is even the moment to taste weird foods and beverages from Asia, and a big slice of pizza with mortazza.










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Romics – april 2017

Time travel. There were two more Romics editions after this one. Always the same story about backlog of posts. However we had fun at time. It is the excuse to buy comics, gadgets. And to taste strange foods and drinks from Asia. And to watch beautiful female cosplayers. We visit Romics during an entire day from the open to the closure, always in the less overcrowded day.




Due to Romics links with Japan we had the visit of Yoshiyuki Tomino, the man behind Gundam.





At the end an image of my friend Paolo together with his nephew, a eclectic cosplayer.

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Lucca C&G 2016: Walk around [part11]

I showed close-ups at the most on particular subjects. Now is the turn to watch some views of Lucca and his habitants in the 50th year of the convention. Always a partial view, but it is something at least. The eye of the camera is so small that cannot reproduce hundred of thousand people that walk around Lucca and that are involved in this world.



























At the end the new fashion of 2016: barriers against death by car terrorism.

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