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Zero Roma

February 23, 2012

Celebrating the launch of the comic style guide

  • Text by Flavia Ferrucci

Every two weeks the pocket-sized guide to local events, "Zero", becomes a valuable help to navigate among the various proposals of clubs and museums. In the past five years the various editors have curated a comprehensive guide of what their respective cities have to offer. A project that goes beyond the traditional tourist guides, combining reviews and artistic creativity in an interesting and innovative product.

The idea behind the 2012 edition is a graphic novel, an actual story narrated by words and images, realized by a selection of artists coming from the best Italian contemporary comic world. The result is a highly subjective description of places and events, far from the cold formality of traditional guidebooks. The roman edition has been illustrated by Vincenzo Filosa, a well know graphic designer and novelist, who has collaborated with some of the most important magazines of the comic genre.

"The central idea was to revisit the founding myth of Rome. Two sisters raised by a wolf, who decide to found the city and then embark in a merciless war for the hegemony over it." says Filosa. Their battles will take them to some of the most well-known landmarks of the popular and historical cultural life of the city.

The two day launch celebrations sees the "Dal Verme" club hosting an exhibition with original work by Vincenzo Filosa and a live performance by "Borgata Boredom". The following day the "Forte Fanfulla" will host the official launch of the Roman guide. 

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