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Fumetto Forever Card #24: GLORIA GODERECCI!

Michele forever! In January 2022, a friend of Figurine Forever left us, but above all a boy with a heart of gold, engaged in the front line with the splendid reality of Porta Pazienza, a pizzeria that is much more than a pizzeria, as it is. they define themselves as “we are a social project” (https://portapazienza.bo.it/). In a mix of tears and satisfaction, we are thrilled to announce the solidarity Comic Card # 24, in memory of Michele Ammendola.

Michele, from Bologna by adoption, was a true Neapolitan, a great fan of the Azzurri team. This is why we thought that one way to remember him was to imagine him as the footballer of his beloved Napoli and even with Porta Pazienza as the main sponsor of the team! The edition is also a tribute to his sporting passion, 126 copies, thinking about the year of the club’s birth, 1926.

All this was made possible by the splendid graphic work of the young cartoonist Gloria Goderecci, from Abruzzo but also from Bologna by adoption, author of the recent graphic novel “Death is only the beginning” (Tunuè editions). Dear Michele, even your farewell is only the beginning for us, your commitment and all that of the children of Porta Pazienza, together with other related associations, has never stopped, it has gone further and will continue to do so.

FOR PORTA PAZIENZA! The proceeds will be donated to Porta Pazienza (https://www.portapazienza.bo.it/), a splendid reality in Bologna, defining it as a pizzeria would be very limiting, the goal is to create a critical and conscious consumption model, bringing unique recipes with products from assets confiscated from the mafias and from social farming cooperatives.

Michele Ammendola by Gloria Goderecci
Fumetto Forever Card # 24 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 126 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 106/126)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 126, 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

10 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 126 and were distributed in this way: 5 copies to Ammendola Family, 2 copies to Gloria Goderecci, 1 copy to Porta Pazienza, 2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association

Fumetto Forever Card #23: FLAVIA BIONDI!

The marathon for rights never stops! When we thought of this solidarity card, the first idea was to write behind the “arrival” banner, then Franco himself pointed out that there is still a long way to go, there are still many races to be won and every time it is like starting again again, as if for each new hope we return to the departure. We are happy and proud to announce the Fumetto Card # 23 dedicated to Franco Grillini.

Franco Grillini deserves to be celebrated with a card, one of the founders of Arci Gay and of the LILA (Italian League for the Fight against Aids), among the first to bring PRIDE to our country, more generally an important point of reference for those who has at heart freedom and the protection of rights, for all, beyond, for example, sexual orientation.

Its history has been so intense that it has become a “Let’s Kiss” film that it is taking around Italy, loved by both the public and critics, recently winner of the Nastro d’Argento, one of the most important and significant awards in film field.

Figurine Forever is from Bologna and Franco Grillini is a beautiful symbol of our city, of his knowledge of being also democratic, pluralist, tolerant and often ahead of the times compared to the rest of the country. Franco, but also Marcella di Folco’s MIT (our other solidarity card, already sold out) and many other social realities that make us feel “pride” / proud to be its children.

We are equally happy to have involved one of the best cartoonists of the new Italian generation, Flavia Biondi, who has always been very sensitive to LGBT + issues, who has been able to tell with her splendid graphic novels, from “The Generation” to “The gossip” and many others books that we recommend you read. Thanks to Flavia who was able to create a drawing that perfectly expresses the idea with which our solidarity card was born.

FRANCO FOR IAM!

With the proceeds of this new card + postcard, it will be possible to support the activities of IAM – Intersectionalities and more Aps, about beautiful Bolognese realities. IAM is not only an LGBTI association but deals at 360 ° with intersectional identities, especially related to the issues of disability, migration, second generations and aging with a special attention to these topics in connection with sexual and gender minorities .

Franco Grillini by Flavia Biondi
Fumetto Forever Card # 23 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 150 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 93/150)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 150, 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

10 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 150 and were distributed in this way: 2 copies to Flavia Biondi, 1 copy to Franco Grillini, 1 copy to IAM, 1 copy to Region Emilia Romagna, 1 copy to Municipality of Bologna, 1 copy to Arci Nazionale, 1 copy to Filippo Vendemmiati – director of “Let’s kiss”, 2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association

FUMETTO FOREVER CARD #18: HELLOBEA!

Francesco lives! For us who live and live in Bologna, it is impossible not to know the sad events of March ’77, it is impossible not to know who was a boy, full of ideals, an activist in the student movement and in Lotta Continua, engaged in social and sporting activities. The Comic Card # 18 is dedicated to Francesco Lorusso.

It is not our role, nor our intention, to judge what happened. We want to keep his memory alive, for this reason we have created the solidarity stickers, a young man who is always smiling in the photos that portray him. Bologna today is very far from the seventies, but the desire to be, to democracy, to participate should never be lacking.

Francesco was a rugby player, with a past in the Pesaro club. Much more than other occasions with our solidarity stickers, representing him with a game shirt is not risky. Indeed, given that we often work in the field of “ifs”, that is, of hypotheses, of stories that may have gone differently, we like to imagine that that morning of 11 March 1977, Francesco is not hit by a bullet, but returns home to study, to become a doctor (he was a student of the Faculty of Medicine) and, in his free time, to continue playing with the oval ball.

The initiative was made possible by the splendid drawing by Hellobea (Beatrice Tinarelli), a designer from Bologna, very popular especially in the field of children’s illustration books. We like the typology of Beatrice’s works to have been made available to commemorate a tragic moment in the history of our city and our country. It almost seems like a contrast but it is exactly the opposite.

FRANCESCO FOR THE LORUSSO & GIULIANI DOCUMENTATION CENTER!

With the proceeds of this new solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the archiving and social promotion activities to protect the historical memory of the “Francesco Lorusso and Carlo Giuliani” Documentation Center (https://centrodoc-vag61.info/), a reality in Bologna but which has a wide national if not international scope.

FRANCESCO LORUSSO by Hellobea
FumettoForever Card #18 – Card + Postcard
Limited and numbered edition 177 copies

Cost 5,00€ + postage costs (5,00€ for Italy, 10,00€ for Europe)

+ 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 31/177)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 177, 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

10 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number from 1 to 177. These copies were distributed as follows: 3 copies to Lorusso family, 2 copies to the author Hellobea, 2 copy to the “Francesco Lorusso and Carlo Giuliani” Documentation Center, 3 copies to the Figurine Forever Association.

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 #11: GIANLUCA STURMANN!

Marcella Forever! We are happy, excited and proud to announce the Fumetto Forever Card # 11, dedicated to Marcella Di Folco, historical fighter of the LGBT + community, who passed away on 7 September 2010.

Our Association is based in Bologna, the city of Marcella’s adoption where she decided to move from Rome to continue her battles. In Bologna, Marcella was elected to the City Council in 1995, the first transsexual in the world to achieve this result.

Bologna was his city and his main cradle for many initiatives, here in 1988 he became President of MIT, Transsexual Identity Movement, with the creation of a consultancy followed directly by transgender people, also in this case the first in the world.

Our solidarity card wants to be a small means to thank her for what she has done for civil rights, far beyond the LGBT + world, Marcella has been (still is) a point of reference for those who work daily for a better world, for everyone. Marcella fully lived her way of being, first as an actor loved by great Italian directors (Fellini, Rossellini, Risi, etc.), then a strong and stubborn Woman, with many difficulties, but always with a smile. The choice of the solidarity card is deliberate, we remember Marcella like this.

As usual, the choice of the image is not accidental, we wanted to imagine Marcella as a footballer for the Italian national team in the “notti magiche” of the 1990 World Cup. An important year where she was elected in the Saragozza district of Bologna, the first important step that will lead her to the next electoral round. to enter the Municipality. Moreover, not everyone knows that Marcella was passionate about sports and a great fan, of As Roma but also of Bologna FC.

The designer of the card is Gianluca Sturmann, an established illustrator. Gianluca also created the graphics for the MIT 2021 card, which was never better chosen. Above all because Sturmann did not limit himself to making a portrait of Marcella, in addition to the pencil he put his heart into it, making the drawing an even more beautiful tribute with many references that bring back to Di Folco’s way of being, such as the fan, the hat and the inevitable “Favolosa” writing.

MARCELLA FOR DIVERGENTI!

The proceeds from this new solidarity card will go to support DIVERGENTI, the international trans film festival, unique in Italy, in collaboration with the Cineteca of Bologna.

Marcella by Gianluca Sturmann
FumettoForever Card # 11 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 150 copies numbered

SOLD OUT! (copies available 0/150)

The copies held by our Association have run out, you can (try to) contact:
MIT – Movimento Identità Trans Italy (https://mit-italia.it/)
to check if they still have copies available

16 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 Di Folco Family, 2 copies to Gianluca Sturmann, 1 copy to MIT, 1 copy to Porpora Marcasciano, 1 copy to Vladimir Luxuria, 1 copy to Municipality of Bologna, 1 copy to Bianca Berlinguer (author of the book “Story of Marcella who was Marcello”), 1 copy to Simone Cangelosi (director of the movie “A noble revolution”), 1 copy to IAM, 1 copy to Cineteca of Bologna, 1 copy to the Consultorio Transgenere and Nelumbo associations (promoters of the project Casa Marcella (https://www.produzionidalbasso.com/project/apriamo-casa-marcella/), 1 copy to Franco Grillini (founder of Arci Gay), 2 copies to Figurine Forever Association