FAITH IN STRIPS “ROBERTO RAMBERTI” AWARD

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The Award has the patronage of FISC (the Italian Federation of Catholic Weekly Magazines)

The religious subject may be only hinted at, at times its presence is allowed, but more rarely explicitly acknowledged. Some comic stories have embarked on the enthralling journey into the realm of faith since time began. In Italy, we have a long, even if often unrecognized, tradition of important comic magazines strictly connected to the religious world and to the ecclesiastical structures and associations. Magazines and characters, authors and stories can speak to both the religious and the non-confessional worlds with equal strength, on big issues and within the standards of the language of comics. In all these years. This prize can help and provide more visibility to a vital subject, and can be a stimulus to both the catholic and to the non-confessional publishing trade, and a chance for many: authors and publishers, fans and neophytes, believers and sympathizers, and all those interested in both the spiritual research and the comics.

On this foundation, we established the award Faith in Strips – Christian Comics, the only one of this kind in Italy. This award will be given to the Italian production, published between July 2013 and July 2014, that has best conveyed religious values through the approach of comics. The jury is composed of critics and reviewers, journalists, professionals operating in the world of comics, authors…

This prize will aim at enhancing the exchange and the circulation of works often condemned to oblivion and rejection. The award is a step in the direction of a more open and free attitude towards the literature in drawings. A sincere “thanks” to the Ramberti family, who supports this Award, and especially to Alessandro, owner of Fara Editore.

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