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Thursday, 25 October 2012

From Superheroes to SuperSized exhibition opens in Rome

Ernesto and Mirella © Katia Ravaioli and Giancarlo Caracuzzo View the blog (in Italian)
Ernesto and Mirella © Katia Ravaioli and Giancarlo Caracuzzo
View the blog (in Italian)
Who said that fatties are all unhappy and unpleasant? "From Superheroes to SuperSized", a new exhibition in Rome featuring the work of Giancarlo Caracuzzo, who drew ROK Comics recently-released free Joe Whelan audio comic, sets out to disprove that.

Organized by Fat Lab, the exhibition presents works by Giancarlo and Mauro Caracuzzo with Flavia Caracuzzo and an illustrated story of Giancarlo and Katia Ravaioli.

The good news for those of us who just found out about this is that much of the art from the exhibition can be viewed online - and it's well worth a look, because it's beautiful work from Giancarlo.

Giancarlo Caracuzzo is a world-renowned illustrator, who has drawn the likes of Martin Mystere, Nick Rider, Iron Man and Spider-Man, and in recent years has contributed to the success of series and miniseries of horror, fantasy and underground, working for Marvel Comics and some of his best-known writers.

Ernesto and Mirella © Katia Ravaioli and Giancarlo Caracuzzo View the blog (in Italian)
Ernesto and Mirella © Katia Ravaioli and Giancarlo Caracuzzo
View the blog (in Italian)
Caracuzzo offers here his latest, stunning work, a play on the paradox of fat versus thin, creating original and scandalous marriages in this age of media fundamentalism against thoase with weight issues.

The exhibtion also features drawings and works by artist and designer Mauro Caracuzzo and Flavia Caracuzzo.

The story Ernesto and Mirella featured in the exhibition is written by Katia Ravaioli and illustrated by Giancarlo, and takes its name from a blog (in Italian) already much talked about on social media sites. It's the story of two misfits who meet dancing the tango, learn to dance and fall in love each other, and eventually themselves.

• "From Superheroes to SuperSized" runs until 2nd November 2012 at the Gallery Interior Red, Rome, Via dei Banchi Vecchi 32. Web Page (in Italian): www.fatlab.it/fsts.html

• Ernesto e Mirella blog: http://ernestoemirella.blogspot.co.uk

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