Gagliarda or Dynamos? It’s a small world, like the stickers. This was the name of Giovannino Guareschi’s first book on the “adventures” of the famous priest Don Camillo as opposed to his alter ego Peppone, the town’s mayor and mechanic. The story is closely connected to the Italian events, just after the Second World War, they are contemporary stories because they take place in the same period in which they are told.
The setting is the low Emilian plain, the name of the town is mentioned in the books and then disappears, only in the films will it have a precise and real location, Brescello, which has since become one with its characters.
The solidarity card is inspired by the comic stories published in Italy by Renoir Comics, which refer directly to Guareschi’s books. For this reason the characters do not have the appearance of the actors Gino Cervi and Fernandel but are close to what we read in the stories.
If the diatribe between Communists and Catholics/Christian Democrats is no longer so current, the epic village clashes between football teams are always on the agenda. There will always be a Gagliarda and a Dynamos to give them to each other on the sports field and, sometimes, even beyond. The match is not fictional, it also happens in stories. In the imagination of the card, faced with the result that does not stop, the two coaches decide to enter the field. Peppone does so by removing the shirt from one of his players “the people need their leader”, in response Don Camillo also enters who, unable to play with the priest’s habit, is made to wear a bib with the Gagliarda logo,
Who wins the game? That everyone can imagine their own final result, it seems that the referee has also been bribed. The invitation is to go back to reading the famous stories of Giovannino Guareschi. The solidarity card is designed by Tommaso Arzeno and supervised by Davide Barzi, both among the authors of the comic books published in Italy by Renoir Comics, thanks to which it was possible to carry out the initiative.
Thanks also to the heirs of the Guareschi family for having authorized and supported the project. The edition of this first edition in 148 copies is a deliberate homage to the year of the first volume publication, 1948, while the stories in episodes began to appear in the magazine “Candido” at the end of 1946.
for VERDI’S CHURCH IN RONCOLE!
With the proceeds of this new card + postcard, it will be possible to contribute to support the fundraising “Let’s save the church of Roncole Verdi” in Busseto (Parma), for the restoration of the church where he was baptized and where Giuseppe Verdi played the organ. Indication received from the Guareschi family that we gladly accepted.
Don Camillo and Peppone a by Tommaso Arzeno
Fumetto Forever Card #34 – Card + Postcard
limited and numbered 148 copies
from 1 to 148
limited and numbered 102 copies
from 149 to 250
The second edition continues the numbering of the first
Cost € 6.00
+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 10.00)
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(1st edt limited & numbered edition 1-148)
copies available 13/148
(2nd edt limited & numbered edition 110-250)
copies available 2nd edition 34/102
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
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.