Bilbolbul presents the first major retrospective dedicated to Marco Corona. The exhibition followS the path of his career as a cartoonist and illustrator, going from the biography (Frida Kahlo) and the tale on province (Bestiario padano) to the coming-of-age story, crossing to a diary-style (In mezzo, l’Atlantico), to the emotional reportage (La seconda volta che ho visto Roma) including a few large scale canvases for a stage play. The selection aims to highlight both the power and versatility of his expressive sign and the originality of his writing and his approach to a story.
Among the authors who, in the early twenty-first century, are grouped around Coconino publisher opening a new season for the Italian comic, Corona is perhaps the only one who has gone through all genres of the new canon of literary comics, subverting the rules. Apparently permeable to multiple influences (Crumb and Patience are the most obvious, however the author also likes to quote Kirby and Moomin by Tove Janson), Corona emotionally deep and superb design is capable of being funny and heartbreaking within the same movement of the brush.