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MAKE COMICS NOT WAR: charity auctions on Catawiki!

Make Comics Not War, make Swap Not War. 

Figurine Forever Association is pleased to announce the solidarity campaign “Make Comics Not War“. Born from an idea of ​​Marco Sonseri, author of comics and former protagonist of our solidarity Comics Card # 17 dedicated to Bud Spencer, several artists of the Ninth Art have been involved in the initiative, who have made available their own comic tables and original designs.

The aim is to raise funds to help the Soleterre Onlus Foundation engaged in Ukraine since before the crisis, but now even more in difficulty due to the war. The organization, based in Milan, works to help children with cancer in Kiev and Lviv and at the moment is also involved in the evacuation of children to Italy.

An emergency within another emergency, a project that was born long before the war and which will continue after its end. A way to scream the desire and the need for Peace, for everyone, especially for the little ones.

Thanks to the synergy with the international online auction site Catawiki, we have organized a “charity auction” where people and comic enthusiasts will be able to participate in 35 different auctions to buy these paper treasures. The entire proceeds will go to the Soleterre Onlus Foundation.

From today the auctions are online at the link until May 18, 2022, the winners they will receive the won works directly at home.

Of course, we could not fail to include a solidarity card in the initiative. The Figurpace, created by Mauro Mandalari, in a limited and numbered edition, will be sent free of charge, one for each auction won.

Not only that, we will also add one of our other solidarity Comic Cards and the cost of the same will be covered by Figurine Forever, so that, in its small way, other realities supported by us can also receive a small contribution and people can be made aware of the solidarity stickers project which, since the beginning of 2020 and despite the pandemic, has exceeded 70 achievements and is, at the moment, around 27,000 euros collected in just over two years.

Comics artists involved:
Lelio Bonaccorso
Francesco Bonanno
Alessandro Buffa
Arianna Calabretta
Gianluca Doretto
Gianluca Gugliotta
Giulia Lalli
Roberto Lauciello
Mauro Mandalari
Rosario Riginella
Aurelio Mazzara
Fabrizio Russo
Claudio Stassi

The goal is to collect as much as possible to be allocated to the Soleterre Onlus Foundation, we are convinced that the great heart of the fans, added to the incredible beauty of the works donated by their authors could lead us to even more important results.

Heartfelt thanks to Marco Sonseri for having conceived the project and involved so many colleagues, thanks to those who want to participate and take home both a unique collector’s item and a hope of peace.

In Stickers We Trust, In Peace We Trust, In Children We Trust

Emiliano Nanni
Figurine Forever Association
Bologna, Italy

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