Philippe de Pierpont’s Cinema

    Philippe de Pierpont is best known for being a comics writer and for his collaborations with comics authors such as Stefano Ricci and Eric Lambé. But his ability to mix writing and images extends to cinema, a medium where he reveals some of the most peculiar aspects of his poetics: his love for fragile things […]


    The Amazing Adventures of mr. Töpffer

    Rodolphe Töpffer is today known as the “father” or “creator” of the comic strip itself. As deeply embedded in 19 th century’s Europe, the genevan writer and artist managed to embrace all the various forces which gave birthto the comic strip in the end of the century: the enhancement of printing technologies contemporary to the […]


    Chris Judge – Let’s picture book!

    An illustrated comic book is an organic system in which many graphic, iconographic and textual elements are connected to each other. A day spent with Chris Judge will be the chance to analyse the key points of the creation of a picture book, from the invention of a story to the construction of characters, from […]


    Bastien Contraire – Tante intruse e tanti intrusi

    The celebration of the Week for Children’s Rights is an opportunity for BilBOlbul to invite the young French illustrator Bastien Contraire and build with him a project focused on the reflection aboutthemes connected with Gender in relation to childhood. This project tries to explore in a ludic and pleasant manner the theme of children’s identity […]



    One of the threads that BilBOlbul 2017 tries to chase is a further definition of a relationship and a dialogue between the language of Comics (and the language of drawing more in general) and the one of music and sounds, showing, in particular, a specific attention for improvisation and performance. In these latter actions drawing […]


    Conor Stechschulte – The Weight of Water

    This year BilBolBul presents Conor Stechschulte, an emerging artist from the USA. Stechschulte has self- produced his graphic novels for at least ten years and has experimented different printing techniques. Some of his works have been published by important publishing houses, such as Fantagraphics and Breakdown Press. Through his linear narratives he goes beyond the […]