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Matteo Alemanno, the Italian cartoonist and illustrator, at the 32st edition of the Festival Québec BD

The Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal is pleased to announce that this year, Matteo Alemanno Italian cartoonist and illustrator, thanks to the support of the Institute, will participate at the 32st edition of the Festival Québec BD.

This year presented within 9 days, from April 6 to April 14th, the 32st edition of the Festival Québec BD will mark its anniversary on a grand scale with an extremely generous and varied programming. The oldest event of its kind in Canada, the Festival Québec BD will be present in 30 venues in the Capital, hosting exhibitions, shows, screenings and activities associated with the event.

Matteo will participate in various activities where you will be able to discover his work and enjoy his talent.

Book signings:

  • April 10th : 12pm – 1:30pm
  • April 11th : 10am – 11:30am
  • April 12th : 12pm – 1:30pm
  • April 13th : 4pm – 6pm
  • April 14th : 10am – 11:30am

Live drawing:

  • April 14th : 9:30am

Public interview:

  • April 13th : 3:15pm

Born in Lecce, August 16, 1967, he studied architecture. In 1996, after graduating, he began working as a decorator. In 1998, Matteo started working as an illustrator working for the Italian magazine Il Messaggero dei Ragazzi and for the American publisher Boyds Mills Press. He contributes to the edition of textbooks and school books. Matteo mainly specializes in historical illustrations and collaborates with Italian publishing houses such as Mondadori Scuola, Carlo Signorelli Editore and Einaudi Ragazzi. In the 90s, Matteo also published his first comics in the Italian magazine Schizzo. But it was only in 2000 that he began his official debut in the world of comics with the Wick Rebelle  series written by Zidrou. This series will become proTECTO  and for which it will obtain, in 2012, the prize of the best Comicon designer from Naples. He will then collaborate on the collective series Vampyres before publishing The Guardians of the Underworld, with Alcante in the script. In 2013, Matteo found his friend Zidrou for an open series that now has three volumes: Marina, Venice in the days of the Doge.

For more information:

  • Organized by: Festival Québec BD
  • In collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montreal