Mondadori Store, the largest network of bookshops in Italy, and J-POP Manga, one of the main Italian manga publishers, launch “Destination Cartoomics”: a special project and a series of appointments dedicated to Japanese Comics fans bound to dominate the Milan Games Week & Cartoomics, the great comic exhibition entirely devoted to the world of comics, graphic novels and gaming.
The initiative will be presented in the Mondadori Stores – Rizzoli Galleria, Milano Duomo, Arese (MI) and Vimercate (MB) – within the “Just Comics” section, the area dedicated to manga, superheroes, and graphic novel – with an unmissable promotion for all anime fans. Readers can get their J-POP passport: a special manga-style document to be completed by November 26th with different hankos, or iconographic stamps representative of the Japanese company that will be affixed to each purchase of two titles published by J-POP Manga in the participating bookstores and on Mondadoristore.it.
The passport must be completed at the info point of the Just Comics stand, pavilion 12, during the exhibition held from November 25th to 27th, to receive special gadgets and discount coupons.
THE EVENT CALENDAR
The project is also based on a series of appointments open to the public: the participating Mondadori Stores will welcome readers and comics fans with live manga sketching and presentations, organised with the publisher J-POP Manga and the students and professionals of the Comics School of Milan.
Among the events, on Friday October 21st, at the Rizzoli Galleria bookshop, the presentation of the second issue of the Japanese manga Dandadan, written and sketched by the author Yukinobu Tatsu.
The series of appointments with the professionals of the Comics School will start on October 22nd, at the Rizzoli Galleria bookshop, from 16:00 to 18:30, with the presentation Kishōtenketsu: telling it like a manga and live sketching with professor Gabriele Mareri and the cartoonist Mattia Salvaneschi.
On November 5th, at the Mondadori Megastore of Duomo, from 17:00 to 19:30, professor Sabrina Sala will speak of the Timeless classics, or evergreen titles that captured the attention of entire generations, together with the cartoonist* Fra Fusconi, who will entertain the audience with special live sketching.
On November 10th, at the Mondadori Megastore of Arese, from 17:00 to 18:30, the cartoonist Richmond Montanano will create customised sketches of the audience’s favourite techno-futuristic scenes of the manga world.
On November 19th, at the Mondadori Bookstore of Vimercate, from 16:00 to 17:30, the cartoonist Rosy Battaglia will create live sketches of children’s favourite manga scenes.
The complete event calendar is available on the following link.