Romagna forever! Some newspapers have already anticipated our initiative, not even a good piadina was filling the hunger to finally see this design. Finally here it is, unveiled the solidarity Comics Card # 25, dedicated to Secondo Casadei!
“But who, the one who wrote Romagna Mia?”, Yes, he himself. Even if speaking of Secondo limiting himself to just one musical work is really reductive, he was an incredible artist, bringing the folklore of Romagna music to be loved and appreciated in Italy and in the world, a path that, even now, is not at all finished.
More than a thousand recordings, an infinite discography like the dance evenings on the Riviera. The ability, unique more than rare, to know how to make his music universal. We collectors are well aware of feeling the “nostalgia of the past”, of historical albums, stickers, moments and emotions that can be repeated, but never in the same way.
The project was born from an idea of the MEI of Faenza and from the historical Edizioni Musicali Casadei Sonora, thinking that also to Secondo, to his world, to his Romagna, we could dedicate one of our solidarity Comic Card, a proposal that obviously we welcomed with enthusiasm.
We then set off (after all, Romagna is also the land of two-wheeled speed, isn’t it?) To look for a cartoonist who could fully grasp the essence of Secondo Casadei and transform it with a drawing into a figurine. The Piedmontese cartoonist Alessandra Rostagnotto was a precise choice and, after seeing the result, very happy to have contacted her and also that Alessandra made everything possible.
Just by reading her latest graphic novel “Discosogni” (Bao Editions, 2022), we thought that Alessandra, even if not “daughter of Romagna”, could be the right person. The story of Ambra and Giovanni, the two protagonists of his comic, is set on the Riviera, even if the Ligurian one, but it makes no difference; we are sure, thousands of times, even in Sanremo, they have listened to, sang, danced the most famous songs by Casadei. Secondo’s music certainly had no boundaries.
The solidarity card is a tribute to Casadei and to all of Romagna, often synonymous with sun, good food and lots of fun. Whenever possible, our Comics Cards have a sporting reference, which is why Secondo wears the football shirt that, in some way, wants to pay homage to the Romagna team that, no one wants it, has known the flavor of Serie A and also of the Cups European.
The football reference is also linked to the solidarity choice of this card, with the proceeds that will be destined to the Cucine Popolari of Cesena, in the hope that an important reality like this, after Bologna and now Cesena, can also expand to Forlì, Ravenna and all the other cities.
Those who know us know that we love details and that, when we can and can, nothing is given to chance. For this reason, the numbered edition is 206 copies, that 06 is not just accidental, it is a deliberate reference to the year of birth of Secondo Casadei, 1906.
Secondo Casadei by Alessandra Rostagnotto
Fumetto Forever Card # 25 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 206 copies numbered
Cost € 5.00
+ 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
For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paypal to the address only email@example.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 6.00
- IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 117/206)
the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 206, 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
30 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 206. The 30 copies were distributed to the Casadei family, the author of the card Alessandra Rostagnotto, the representatives of the Municipality of Forlì, the Municipality of Cesena, the Region Emilia Romagna, of the Casadei Sonora Editions, of the Mei of Faenza, of the Cucine Popolari – Cesena, to artists from the world of Italian music, participants in the Cara Forlì event and others that followed.
2 copies, as archive, remained at Figurine Forever.