JUNE 1 TO SePtemBeR 18, 2022 (closed on tuesday)

Museo degli Innocenti, Piazza della SS. Annunziata 13
50121 FLORENCE

BONELLI STORY is an exhibition that celebrates the eighty years of the Bonelli publishing house, one of the largest comic book producers in the world, through characters, authors, prints and drawings exhibited at the Museo degli Innocenti in Florence, from 1 June to 12 September 2022, except Tuesdays.

It is an unmissable event for all comic book lovers and nostalgics, who for years have dreamed thanks to the Hollywood western.

The exhibition was created thanks to drawings, books, objects and publications, both Italian and foreign, recovered thanks to an intense research work among historians and collectors.

THE EXHIBITION

There are over 1,000 square meters that house an exhibition area full of the most famous characters and the most loved sagas that range from the many genres that Bonelli publications have crossed over the years: the west, adventure, science fiction, horror and mystery, thriller, fantasy.

There are over 1,000 square meters that house an exhibition area full of the most famous characters and the most loved sagas that range from the many genres that Bonelli publications have crossed over the years: the west, adventure, science fiction, horror and mystery, thriller, fantasy.

A surprising story, made up of people and characters, comics and comic books, which the public will be able to admire in over 100 objects exhibited in the display cases and 250 original tables: works by more than 200 designers and masters such as Dino Battaglia, Jacovitti, Galep and Hugo Pratt.

What to see​

Interactive exhibition itinerary

The exhibition was created to involve the viewer through original tables, illustrations, script pages and lots of objects, multimedia installations, films, unpublished materials and workshops designed specifically for the occasion, through which adults and children can immerse themselves in the West Hollywoodian.

In support of this, an important catalog has been created which collects unpublished critical contributions and many images, even rare ones.

Portraits

Opening the exhibition, there are some portraits of the Bonellis, of their son Sergio, of the patriarch Gianluigi and of his wife Tea Bertasi, a fundamental figure in the creation of Italian comics. In fact, she was the one who wanted to hire Aurelio Galleppini, a painter specializing in horse portraits, to draw the story of Tex Willer, the famous Texan cowboy sensitive to injustices, who solved the abuses with the use of his inseparable holster.

Tables and drawings

The tables, through which all the most famous characters created by the big names that make up the publishing house's family of authors come to life, are divided into large thematic sections and chronologically trace the history of Bonelli.

A roundup that will see Tex Willer, Dylan Dog, Martin Mystère, Mister No, Julia, Dampyr, Nathan Never, Zagor in the front row, but also the heroes who animated the newsstands of the forties and fifties.

All enriched with information and statistics for true enthusiasts.

Drawings

Visitors will also be able to admire some drawings presented to the public for the first time. Some examples are: 'Tex and Mefisto' in an unpublished illustration by Magnus; the original drawing by Gallieno Ferri for the cover of number 52 of Zenith; the unpublished tables by Ferdinando Tacconi for Nick Raider; three illustrations by Claudio Villa for the covers of Dylan Dog; 'From the pencil to the net' by Luca Enoch, with the illustration of a table by Dragonero; the original drawing of Nathan Never as seen by Moebius.

Hall of the future

Not just a celebration of the past, but also a look at future productions and sneak peeks. It will be an opportunity to preview, many tables of stories that will be released in bookstores and newsstands and as many multimedia projects for cinema and TV on which the Publishing House is working, such as the next film version of Dampyr and the animated series dedicated to Black Dragon.

The public will also be able to watch a promotional video that collects all the previews of the Bonelli universe, including some works in progress taken from future stories by Nathan Never and Tex Willer.

Bang: Shoot your story Workshop

We will build small collages, made narratively from small sequences taken from Bonelli's comics. We will recover old editions, cutting out small comic sequences and leaving our cowboys and their companions the fun of composing them to elaborate their own story using the protagonists on display. This activity is bookable with supplement.

Rates

(prices include admission to the permanent collection of the Museo degli Innocenti; the museum and exhibition are closed on Tuesdays)

Full ticket €13,00
  • all categories not included in the other ticket types
Reduced* €11,00
  • Between 11 and 18 years old
  • Groups of a minimum of 10 people
Kids €6,00
  • between 6 and 11 years old
Family* €28,00
  • 2 adults + 1 under 18
Free Eligible categories
  • From 0 to 6 years old
  • Teachers
  • Journalists
  • Guides
  • Disabled person + one helper

Days and hours 

5 june (from 3p.m. to 5p.m.)
18 – 19 june (from 3p.m. to 5p.m.)
2 – 3 july (from 3p.m. to 5p.m.)
23-24 july (from 3p.m. to 5p.m.)
30 e 31 july (from 3p.m. to 5p.m.)

comics workshop

We will build small collages, made narratively from small sequences taken from Bonelli’s comics. We will recover old editions, cutting out small comic sequences and leaving our cowboys and their companions the fun of composing them to elaborate their own story using the protagonists on display. This activity is bookable with supplement.

LOCATION

Museo degli Innocenti

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, 13, 50121 Florence

+39 055 2037122

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