Francesco lives! For us who live and live in Bologna, it is impossible not to know the sad events of March ’77, it is impossible not to know who was a boy, full of ideals, an activist in the student movement and in Lotta Continua, engaged in social and sporting activities. The Comic Card # 18 is dedicated to Francesco Lorusso.
It is not our role, nor our intention, to judge what happened. We want to keep his memory alive, for this reason we have created the solidarity stickers, a young man who is always smiling in the photos that portray him. Bologna today is very far from the seventies, but the desire to be, to democracy, to participate should never be lacking.
Francesco was a rugby player, with a past in the Pesaro club. Much more than other occasions with our solidarity stickers, representing him with a game shirt is not risky. Indeed, given that we often work in the field of “ifs”, that is, of hypotheses, of stories that may have gone differently, we like to imagine that that morning of 11 March 1977, Francesco is not hit by a bullet, but returns home to study, to become a doctor (he was a student of the Faculty of Medicine) and, in his free time, to continue playing with the oval ball.
The initiative was made possible by the splendid drawing by Hellobea (Beatrice Tinarelli), a designer from Bologna, very popular especially in the field of children’s illustration books. We like the typology of Beatrice’s works to have been made available to commemorate a tragic moment in the history of our city and our country. It almost seems like a contrast but it is exactly the opposite.
FRANCESCO FOR THE LORUSSO & GIULIANI DOCUMENTATION CENTER!
With the proceeds of this new solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the archiving and social promotion activities to protect the historical memory of the “Francesco Lorusso and Carlo Giuliani” Documentation Center (https://centrodoc-vag61.info/), a reality in Bologna but which has a wide national if not international scope.
FRANCESCO LORUSSO by Hellobea
FumettoForever Card #18 – Card + Postcard
Limited and numbered edition 177 copies
Cost 5,00€ + postage costs (5,00€ for Italy, 10,00€ for Europe)
+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 10.00)
How to pay:
- Bank transfer:
Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo
Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia
IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519
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AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 31/177)
the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 177, 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
10 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number from 1 to 177. These copies were distributed as follows: 3 copies to Lorusso family, 2 copies to the author Hellobea, 2 copy to the “Francesco Lorusso and Carlo Giuliani” Documentation Center, 3 copies to the Figurine Forever Association.