'Memoirs of a Book Thief' - Alessandro Tota with artist Pierre van Hove
Artwork from ‘Fun’ by Paolo Bacilieri
Artwork from ‘Book of Forks’ by Rob Davis
Saturday 12 October
Comics Clock Tower
To mark the beginning of a new partnership between LICAF and the Italian Cultural Institute we focus here on two books by two of Italy’s most respected creators, Alessandro Tota and Paolo Bacilieri.
‘Memoirs of a Book Thief’ (Alessandro Tota with artist Pierre van Hove, also a guest of the festival) is a “psychologically astute comic, which perfectly captures the posturing, desperation, and nonsense of the highbrow poetry scene of Paris in the 1950s”.
‘Fun’, by Paolo Bacilieri, is both an impeccably researched history and a playful literary crime story – a breathtakingly inventive graphic novel that explores the strange power of one of the world's most popular pastimes, crossword puzzles.
They also launch a brand new title by one of their most popular creators, Rob Davis – ‘Book of Forks’, the final part of the trilogy that began with ‘The Motherless Oven’.
In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute.