“Mushrooms leave spores in the air through a process known as sporulation. The spores enrich their ideal environment and begin to produce mycelium under the earth. The birth of a mycelium produces a young and very small mushroom covered with a structure called a universal veil. The mushrooms fill this veil and grow bigger and taller. The adult population reproduces and the process begins again.
I grew up confused about my identity. It took me a while to understand that physical characteristics do not define who I am or where I am from. I could be Chilean or Portuguese if I wanted. A nation is made of the people who live there, no matter where they’re from.”
Amanda Baeza – I bambini rivelano ciò che gli adulti nascondono
“One day Signor Nero arrived in Blueland. Blueland was a beautiful and small nation, with a splendid countryside and welcoming cities. The people were smiling and friendly and the language was melodic and blue. Signor Nero realized this was the place where he wanted to live forever! But how to do it? Days turned to weeks, weeks to months…months to years. ‘Congratulations Signor Nero! Finally, you’ve become completely Blue!’ the Ministry told him. Even if, after all these years of waiting, Signor Nero, already felt completely Blue…”
Dmitry Yagodin – Come il Sig. Nero diventò Blu
In this show you will see intense stories of a Europe that is changing, growing and above all moving. The authors want to talk about something they have experienced first hand: migration.
The stories have been collected for the first part of “Prize for European Comics for Equality for Best Unpublished Comic by Migrant Artists.” They tell the thousands of ways a migration can come about and they bear witness to the things the artists and their parents have lost, found, found again and built during their respective journeys. Three sections: Stereotypes, Migration Stories and Struggles Against Racism will be presented as those selected by the prize committee. A special category will also be presented, representing work completed in comic workshops by young people in Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Estonia and Italy, during the festival.