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FumettoForever Card #11: MARCELLA DI FOLCO!

Marcella Forever! We are happy, excited and proud to announce the Fumetto Forever Card # 11, dedicated to Marcella Di Folco, historical fighter of the LGBT + community, who passed away on 7 September 2010.

Our Association is based in Bologna, the city of Marcella’s adoption where she decided to move from Rome to continue her battles. In Bologna, Marcella was elected to the City Council in 1995, the first transsexual in the world to achieve this result.

Bologna was his city and his main cradle for many initiatives, here in 1988 he became President of MIT, Transsexual Identity Movement, with the creation of a consultancy followed directly by transgender people, also in this case the first in the world.

Our solidarity card wants to be a small means to thank her for what she has done for civil rights, far beyond the LGBT + world, Marcella has been (still is) a point of reference for those who work daily for a better world, for everyone. Marcella fully lived her way of being, first as an actor loved by great Italian directors (Fellini, Rossellini, Risi, etc.), then a strong and stubborn Woman, with many difficulties, but always with a smile. The choice of the solidarity card is deliberate, we remember Marcella like this.

As usual, the choice of the image is not accidental, we wanted to imagine Marcella as a footballer for the Italian national team in the “notti magiche” of the 1990 World Cup. An important year where she was elected in the Saragozza district of Bologna, the first important step that will lead her to the next electoral round. to enter the Municipality. Moreover, not everyone knows that Marcella was passionate about sports and a great fan, of As Roma but also of Bologna FC.

The designer of the card is Gianluca Sturmann, an established illustrator. Gianluca also created the graphics for the MIT 2021 card, which was never better chosen. Above all because Sturmann did not limit himself to making a portrait of Marcella, in addition to the pencil he put his heart into it, making the drawing an even more beautiful tribute with many references that bring back to Di Folco’s way of being, such as the fan, the hat and the inevitable “Favolosa” writing.


The proceeds from this new solidarity card will go to support DIVERGENTI, the international trans film festival, unique in Italy, in collaboration with the Cineteca of Bologna.

Marcella by Gianluca Sturmann
FumettoForever Card # 11 – Card + Postcard
Limited and numbered edition 150 copies

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to
  • Paypal to the address only, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 10/150)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

16 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number and were distributed in this way: 3 copies to Di Folco Family, 2 copies to Gianluca Sturmann, 1 copy to MIT, 1 copy to Porpora Marcasciano, 1 copy to Vladimir Luxuria, 1 copy to Municipality of Bologna, 1 copy to Bianca Berlinguer (author of the book “Story of Marcella who was Marcello”), 1 copy to Simone Cangelosi (director of the movie “A noble revolution”), 1 copy to IAM, 1 copy to Cineteca of Bologna, 1 copy to the Consultorio Transgenere and Nelumbo associations (promoters of the project Casa Marcella (, 1 copy to Franco Grillini (founder of Arci Gay), 2 copies to Figurine Forever Association

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