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Art exhibition
Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura and The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017, present FUN an art exhibition by Italian comic artist Paolo Bacilieri. The exhibit features 30 original illustrations from his latest graphic novel, Fun published in English by SelfMadeHero, 10 original illustrations from La Magnifica Desolazione and 10 original illustrations from Sweet Salgari.

“ Pioneering editors. Genius cruciverbalists. Eminent compilers. ”
Respected novelist Pippo Quester is writing a history of the crossword puzzle. Together with fan and protégé Zeno Porno – a Disney comics writer – he unearths stories of pioneering editors, genius cruciverbalists, eminent compilers and literary giants.
As Professor Quester and Zeno explore the crossed destinies of comics and crosswords, the sudden appearance of Mafalda, an enigmatic student carrying a grudge and a handmade pistol, throws the two writers into a present-day puzzle of their own.
Both an impeccably researched history and a playful literary crime story, Paolo Bacilieri’s FUN is a breathtakingly inventive graphic novel that explores the strange power of one of the world’s most popular pastimes.

Paolo Bacilieri will be participating in two panel discussions on:

Thursday, May 11, 7:30pm at Alliance Française. CLICK HERE for more details

Sunday May 14, 1:30pm at Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library. CLICK HERE for more details


ABOUT Paolo Bacilieri
Paolo Bacilieri is a comics artist based in Milan, Italy. His works include Barokko, Durasagra and The Supermaso Attitude. He is also the creator of Zeno Porno, whose madcap adventures are collected in the books Zeno Porno and La Magnifica Desolazione. His recent graphic novels include Adiòs Muchachos and Sweet Salgari. His latest graphic novel, FUN, is published in English by SelfMadeHero.

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Date: Da Friday, May 12, 2017 a Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Iitaliano di Cultura

In collaboration with : TCAF

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 496 Huron Street, Toronto