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Fumetto Forever Card #29: ALDRO LIVES!

A year later, we return to Ferrara, a year later we still feel strongly the duty to remember a boy, on the occasion of the anniversary of his death, which took place on 25 September 2005, killed by the murderous madness of those who, instead of representing the State and his values, he raged violently on Aldro who had, the only fault if it can be considered such, of living his young age.

After the great success of the first solidarity Comic Card, printed in 300 numbered copies and sold out in a single day, we therefore decided to make a second one, completely different from the previous one. Like the first one, the Ferrara illustrator and cartoonist Alberto Lunghini created it. Thinking of meeting the strong demand and the many disappointed by not being able to take a copy of the first one, this time we printed 500 copies, a truly significant number compared to our parameters, but we are sure that everyone’s response will be equally important.

There is a logical and dramatic sequence between the first and the second card, in the first we imagined Federico and his dreams, in this we wanted to somehow underline all the movement that was created after his death, not only in the his memory but also and above all in the search for truth and justice.

Movement that was a group of ordinary people, organizations such as Amnesty International, institutions but also and perhaps above all the curves of the ultras, from north to south, from Serie A to the minor leagues, from football to basketball, from the boys of the Curva Ovest of Spal to other groups that, even today, carry the image of Federico around the stadiums, so that he may never be forgotten and who, still and incredibly, is sometimes opposed by those in charge of public order in some cities.

“Aldro lives” therefore, in the heart of his family and of those who loved him. In the passion of those who also know how to put aside love for their team and hatred for the opponent, for a common interest, for a thirst for justice and solidarity that knows neither colors nor relegations nor categories.

The photos of the curves that you find on the front of the postcard were provided by the Aldrovandi family who have collected them in the last 17 years, we have not been able to put them all, they were really too many.
Update: we realized, too late and only after having already sent the postcard to print, that the same image was inserted twice at the expense of that of the curve of the Ultras Foggia. It was not possible to remedy the error in time for the presentation in Ferrara. For this reason, an updated edition will be printed in a very limited number of copies, 18 copies, a free version, so as to be able to give credit to the Foggia fans too. We apologize for the inconvenience.

ALDRO for AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!
With the proceeds of this new card + postcard, it will be possible to support the activities of Amnesty International

Federico Aldrovandi by Alberto Lunghini
Fumetto Forever Card # 29 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 500 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 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.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 259/500)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 500, 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

50 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 500. The copies were distributed to Aldrovandi Family, to the author Alberto Lunghini, to the representatives of Amnesty International, to the Municipality of Ferrara, to the organized ultras groups of the curves depicted in the postcard, in alphabetical order: Avellino, Bologna, Brescia, Cavese, Cosenza, Crotone, Empoli, Fasano, Fiorentina, Foggia, Fortitudo Basket Bologna, Genoa, Legnano, Milan, Pisa, Roma, Sampdoria, Siracusa, Teramo and Spal.
2 copies, as archive, remain with Figurine Forever.

Fumetto Forever Card #28: SALVATORE CALLERAMI!

Rainbow forever! The great releases of the solidarity Comic Cards continue in a new graphic format, which makes the right space and “tribute” to the graphic novel from which they take inspiration. Real characters or fictional characters, but with something to say. The Comic Card # 28 is dedicated to a couple of comics, Diego and Simone, better known as “Him and the Bear”.

An LGBT + themed comic that after its great success as a webcomic has landed on the press for Shockdom editions. Our heroes live an intense and sometimes complicated love story in Bologna, surrounded by a group of friends who, through humor, can be defined as excellent representatives of that splendid reality that is the LGBT + community of the city of Bologna, well integrated and promoter, often earlier than in the rest of the country, of battles for civil rights.

The Bear is not just a reference to Diego’s bulk, but is the result of a magical potion that transforms Simone’s companion into a large mammal. Why is this happening, how will they solve the problem? To find out, we invite you to run to the bookstore and buy the volume, you will find much more and you will want on the one hand to read it again, on the other hand to wait for the new chapter!

Author of the graphic novel and of course of our solidarity card is Salvatore Callerami, a Sicilian cartoonist who has been living in Bologna for some time. We thank him for having responded enthusiastically to our proposal and for having fully grasped the spirit of our solidarity stickers, in this case leaving the sports theme and, we could not have done otherwise, with a clear reference to a famous American football team, the Chicago Bears!

LUI E L’ORSO for AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!
With the proceeds of this new card + postcard, it will be possible to support the activities of Amnesty International

Lui e L’Orso by Gianluca Doretto
Fumetto Forever Card # 28 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 99 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 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.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 76/99)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 99, 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

6 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 99. The 6 copies were distributed to the author Salvatore Gallerami, to the representatives of Amnesty International. 2 copies, as archive, remain with Figurine Forever.

FumettoForever Card #12: ALBERTO LUNGHINI!

Aldro Forever. Our solidarity stickers have always the aim of raising awareness, making people known but also remembering. The Comic Card # 12 was born with this intent, to remember the story of Federico Aldrovandi. A boy, like so many others, killed during a police check, returning from a night at the disco, like so many others.

It is not our task nor our intention to be judges, as ordinary citizens we are still today, after 16 years, incredulous of what happened, perpetrated by representatives of the state. This is why it is important not to forget Federico.

The initiative is made possible thanks to the support of the girls and boys of the Curva Ovest, the ultras of SPAL. They responded with enthusiasm and participation to our proposal and with them we contacted Alberto Lunghini, a well-known designer from Ferrara. For this card, for Federico, we wanted an author from the city. Furthermore, Lunghini drew Ferrara and the people of Ferrara, SPAL and its supporters among his works. There could not have been a better choice.

The card is also rich in meanings, always with a sporty approach (in this case even more so given the involvement of the ultras, always at the forefront in demanding justice for Aldro) but with messages that perhaps need to be explained. We wanted to design Aldro as a Spal player, the bycicle kick is the thought that what happened erased the dreams of a boy, including those of when, attacking the players’ stickers, he dreamed one day of scoring a goal, perhaps in his stadium, in front to its people.

ALDRO FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!

The proceeds will be used to support the activities of Amnesty International Italy, not in general, by the will of all those involved in the production of the solidarity card, but expressly for the “Immediate Identification Codes” campaign to provide for identification measures for agents engaged in transactions of public order.

Given the probable high demand for the solidarity card, we decided, for the first time, to print not 150 but 300 copies, always numbered and limited, without providing for reprints. In the hope that our initiative will be successful, we like to think that we will be able to meet in Ferrara, in a year, to present a new Federico card, different from the first one.

Federico Aldrovandi by Alberto Lunghini
FumettoForever Card # 12 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 300 copies numbered

SOLD OUT (copies available 0/300)

30 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 300 and were distributed in this way: 18 copies to the Aldrovandi family (1 for each year Federico lived), 3 copies to the author Alberto Lunghini, 1 copy to the Mayor of Ferrara Alan Fabbri, 1 copy to Municipality of Ferrara, 1 copy to Municipality of Bologna, 1 copy to Tiziano Tagliani (Mayor of Ferrara 2009-2019), 1 copy to Curva Ovest Spal, 1 copy to Amnesty International Roma, 1 copy to Amnesty International Ferrara, 2 copies to Figurine Forever Association

FumettoForever Card #5bis: GIANLUCA COSTANTINI!

“We want the Scudetto! Our championship is the release of Patrick Zaki ”. We were pleasantly surprised by the great success of our Patrick Zaki solidarity card initiative with the Bologna 2020/21 shirt. The 150 copies sold out within a few days. We asked ourselves the question of what to do, our productions have a strong sense of collecting, a reprint was not viable.

So we thought of creating a new, different “figurina”, thanks to the confirmed availability of Gianluca Costantini. This time Patrick wears a legendary shirt for all the Bolognese, 1964/65 season with the Scudetto on the chest, thanks to the unforgettable match won last June at the Olympic Stadium in Rome against Inter.

The message is clear and strong, there is only one championship at the moment: Patrick Free Now.

For this new edition we have also planned a particular print, 150 numbered copies are planned, but it will be an “on demand” production. From today the pre-order starts, interested people can optionally as many copies as they wish, if the number of requests exceeds the expected 150, a higher number will be printed, 200, 300 or whatever will be necessary. Of course always numbered.

PATRICK ZAKI Bologna 1964/65 by GIANLUCA COSTANTINI
FumettoForever Card #5bis – Card + Postcard
Limited and numbered edition
150 copies

SOLD OUT (copies available 0/150)

10 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 150 and were distributed in this way: 3 copies to Zaki family, 2 copies to Gianluca Costantini, 1 copy to Amnesty International, 2 copies to Riminicomix, 1 copy to Municipality of Bologna, 1 copy to the Figurine Forever Association

The entire proceeds will be allocated to important Amnesty International initiatives, as we have already done with the proceeds from the previous card. Below the bank transfer sent.

FumettoForever Card #5: GIANLUCA COSTANTINI!

FIGURINE FOREVER for PATRICK ZAKI and AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!

The FumettoForever Card # 5 has an important meaning, we wanted to contribute to the appeal of hundreds of thousands of people who ask for the release of Patrick Zaki, the young activist in prison in Egypt since February 8, 2020. We have joined the campaign promoted by Amnesty International and for this reason the entire proceeds are destined to the Volunteer Organization.

The availability of Gianluca Costantini, one of the most popular cartoonist in the graphic journalism genre and who on many occasions has supported the campaigns for Patrick’s release with his time and his pencil, is fundamental.
Why the Bologna shirt? We want to underline, once again, that Patrick is one of us, he is a citizen of the city of Bologna. Furthermore Patrick is a football fan, he plays well and went when he could to see the matches at the stadium, our hope is to be able to soon deliver him a copy of the card here in Bologna, in His city.

Presentation of the card on Wednesday 26 May at 18.00 at A SKEGGIA, the headquarters of the FOREVER ULTRAS of Bologna, which we thank for their availability, the curve of Bologna has also in the past shown sensitivity on this issue as can also be seen from this banner displayed before of a match

PATRICK ZAKI by Gianluca Costantini
FumettoForever Card # 4 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 150 copies numbered

All funds will be donated to Amnesty International

SOLD OUT (copies available 0/150)

10 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 150 and were distributed in this way: 3 copies to Zaki family, 2 copies to Gianluca Costantini, 2 copies to Amnesty International, 1 copy to Municipality of Bologna, 1 copy to Bologna FC, 1 copy to the Figurine Forever Association