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Fumetto Forever Card #39: SALVADOR ALLENDE & VICTOR JARA

Viva Chile! The solidarity Fumetto Card series is enriched with a new important and very symbolic image, 50 years after the “golpe” in Chile, Comic Card #39 is dedicated to President Salvador Allende and the musician Victor Jara, both of whom died in those early days of the beginning of the Pinochet dictatorship, which will continue for 17 very long years.

Salvador Allende became President of Chile on September 4, 1970, democratically elected with 36% of the votes and at the head of a left-wing coalition. On 11 September 1973, the government was overthrown in a coup. Allende will die on the same day of the golpe, during the attack on the presidential palace, his last speech on the radio is unforgettable: “.. I have faith in Chile and its destiny. Other men will overcome this gray and bitter moment in which betrayal claims to impose itself.. the great avenues for which the free man will pass will open again, to build a better society. Long live Chile! Long live the people! Long live the workers! ..

Victor Jara was among the greatest songwriters of South America, musician, theater director, poet, university teacher. Born in 1932, face and voice during Allende’s electoral campaign in 1970, he was arrested and taken to the Santiago stadium, which now bears his name but which was then the scene of the ferocity of the dictatorship. Jara is tortured and his hands are also broken, then inviting him to try playing. He will die on September 16, 1973.
“Yo no canto por cantar, ni por tener buena voz, canto porque la guitarratiene sentido y razón .. ” (from the song “Manifiesto”)

The design of the solidarity card was created by the cartoonist from Mabel Morri, already the author of the comic card #35 of the Cervellati cyclist brothers, deported and killed in Mauthausen. Fumetto Card #39 is freely based on the graphic novel “Chile – From Allende to the New Constitution”, by Elena Basso with drawings by Mabel Morri herself. Thanks to Edizioni Becco Giallo for the collaboration.

EN CROMOS CREEMOS!

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project

SALVADOR ALLENDE & VICTOR JARA by Mabel Morri
Fumetto Forever Card #39 – Card + Postcard
1sdt edition 119 copies numbered

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 con with three different Fumetto Card
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How to contribute:

  • 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 € 1.00 more
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-119, copies available 50/119)

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.

Fumetto Forever Card #32: BLUE GIRL!

The collaboration between Figurine Forever and Amnesty International continues, with the aim of raising awareness, remembering and promoting the initiatives that the Human Rights organization carries out in Italy and in the world. In the style of the solidarity stickers, always using the immortal charm of the stickers, as immortal is the memory of Sahar Khodayari.

The Comic Card #32 is in memory of her, who became famous as the Blue Girl.

Sahar is a young woman full of life, a fan of Tehran’s Esteghlal FC. But the Iranian regime still doesn’t allow women to go to the stadium: to see her favorite team play, Sahar disguises herself as a man and tries to sneak into the Azadi stadium, but is discovered and arrested.

Sinful act, not having worn the hijab in a public place and offense to public officials: these are the heavy charges against him. At the first hearing she hears that the sentence could be from 6 months to 2 years in prison. Coming out of the courthouse, in a gesture of protest and desperation at the same time, Sahar decides to set herself on fire.

She will die a week later, on September 9, 2019, from the severe burns he sustained.

She will be remembered as Blue Girl, the girl in blue, like the color of the Esteghlal shirt. #bluegirl will go around the world. Following her case, pressure from FIFA led the Iranian regime to make some concessions on the presence of women in stadiums for international matches. The photo you see on the postcard is related to this period.

The author of the splendid drawing, which takes up a famous photo of Blue Girl, is the young cartoonist Chiara Raimondi, recently appreciated at work with the comic biography of Rigoni Stern (Becco Giallo editions).

The solidarity card will be presented to the public, in a national preview, at the 10th edition of FIGUCON, on Sunday 15 January 2023, at Estragon Club Bologna. Chiara Raimondi will be present for the signing of copies of the solidarity card from 14.00 to 17.00

For AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!
With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and the activities of Amnesty International. The dissemination purpose is equally important and for this reason the project was born and the collaboration between Figurine Forever and Amnesty International was strengthened

BLUE GIRL by Chiara Raimondi
Fumetto Card #32 – Card + Postcard

1st numbered edition 100 copies

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How to contribute:

  • 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 € 1.00 more
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edt numbered 1-100, copies available 65/100)

the postcards of the solidarity cards in the limited edition 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.

CARDS OF QATAR: the football cards of the dead

Bangladesh, India, Nepal, you have not found these national teams in the calendar of matches for the World Cup in Qatar, but if our football idols can play it is also thanks to them, to the unwanted sacrifice of thousands of deaths that occurred during the frenetic construction stadiums and infrastructures, those same stadiums that are celebrated even in the commentary, forgetting what they caused.


Today, December 10, International Human Rights Day, we want to remember these victims, the profound injustice of these deaths at work, of underpaid and exploited people to the last to succeed in the enterprise of building the World Cup stadiums from scratch. We are passionate about football, we are passionately following the exploits of Messi and the other champions, but that doesn’t mean we intend to look the other way.

We got in touch with the Swedish organization Blankspot (https://blankspot.se/) which has created a series of cards of unfamiliar, unknown faces, but who are part of this history and this world championship. “Meat for slaughter”.

They are mostly young people, coming from the countries listed at the beginning. Blankspot didn’t limit herself to listing names, they went to the countries of origin, spoke to the families and here they got to know another aspect of the story. Of deaths at work that have not even seen “compensation” recognized to families. People who for the wealthy Qataris and for the powerful of the world behind them, starting with Fifa, counted for nothing when alive, let alone when dead.

These workers are not just statistics. Their stories need to be heard.” The work carried out by Cards of Qatar can in some way be connected to a part of the project of our solidarity stickers. Think of those made by Patrick Zaki, Bruno Neri, Vittorio Staccione, Vittorio Bellenghi, Marcella Di Folco, Federico Aldrovandi and others. Use the immortal charm of stickers to make these stories immortal, because a few days before the end of the world championship in Qatar, not only are they not definitively shelved, but they are a warning for upcoming sporting and non-sporting events, where behind their splendor there is it is also so much misery and so many rights trampled upon.

The set consists of 12 cards, partly in English where the personal story of some of the victims is told, partly in Swedish. They are the vanguard of a much more complex work that you can find on the Swedish site, which started two years ago and will continue in the future. We invite you to visit it: https://cardsofqatar.com/en/

We want to thank Brit from Blankspot for sending us some copies of the set. The intention is to take them with us to FIGUCON on 15 January 2023 in Bologna and to show them to the public. Some sets will be put up for sale, the entire amount raised will be sent to the Swedish organization. The print of “Cards of Qatar” set has been extremely limited. A collector’s item? As are our solidarity stickers. But also a warning, a message, a story, many stories to remember, to tell.

For human rights, for civil rights, for labor rights. December 10th and every other day of the year.

(EN)

Fumetto Forever Card #29: FEDERICO ALDROVANDI 2!

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 this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and the activities of Amnesty International

Federico Aldrovandi by Alberto Lunghini
Fumetto Card # 29 – Card + Postcard
1st edition 500 copies numbered

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    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
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    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-500, copies available 250/500)

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.

Fumetto Forever Card #28: LUI E L’ORSO!

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 this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and the activities of Amnesty International

Lui e L’Orso by Salvatore Callerami
Fumetto Card #28 – Card + Postcard
1st edition 99 copies numbered

Free offer starting from 5,00€
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How to contribute:

  • 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
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-99, copies available 66/99)

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.

Fumetto Forever Card #12: FEDERICO ALDROVANDI!

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!

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and 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
Fumetto Card #12 – Card + Postcard

First Edition numbered 300 copies
from 1 to 300
SOLD OUT

Second Edition numbered 50 copies
from 301 to 350
available soon

Free offer starting from 5,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 with trhee different Fumetto Card
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How to contribute:

  • 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
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2nd EDITION COMING SOON
(1st edt numbered 1-300, SOLD OUT)
(2nd edt numbered 301-350, coming soon)

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.

Fumetto Forever Card #5bis: PATRICK ZAKI 2!

“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.

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and the activities of Amnesty International

PATRICK ZAKI Bologna 1964/65 by GIANLUCA COSTANTINI
Fumetto Card #5bis – Card + Postcard
1st numbered edition
150 copies

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
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How to contribute:

  • 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
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edt numbered 1-150, copies available 20/150)

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.

Fumetto Forever Card #5: PATRICK ZAKI!

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.

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and the activities of Amnesty International

PATRICK ZAKI by Gianluca Costantini
Fumetto Card #4 – Card + Postcard

First Edition numbered 150 copies
from 1 to 150
SOLD OUT

Second Edition available soon

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 con with three different Fumetto Card
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • 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 € 1.00 more
  • 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
  • Our Ebay shop: https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

2nd EDITION COMING SOON!
(1st edt numbered 1-150, SOLD OUT)
(2nd edt renumbered 1-109, coming soon)

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.