Zerocalcare (1983), the pseudonym of Michele Rech, is a cartoonist who has always been very active in the world of social centres, participating in several editions of the event Crack Fumetti Dirompenti, organising numerous concerts and creating record posters and fanzines. In 2011, he completed his first comic book La profezia dell’armadillo, published with Bao Publishing, which has also published his following works: Un polpo alla gola (2012), Ogni maledetto lunedì su due (2013), Dodici (2013) and Dimentica il mio nome (2014), that was nominated for the Strega Prize in 2015. In the same year, he won the annual award of the programme Fahrenheit Rai Radio 3, and the Special Prize Librerie Feltrinelli at the Gran Guinigi 2015 of Lucca Comics & Games.
At the beginning of 2015 he published on the magazine Internazionale, a comic report entitled Kobane Calling, in which he told about his experience in the Turkish-Syrian boundary in support of the Kurdish people. A second unreleased part was published in 2016, quickly becoming a bestseller selling 100,000 copies. In November 2017, he published his work Macerie Prime, followed in 2018 by the sequel Macerie Prime sei mesi dopo, always with Bao Publishing.
Event on 29th June, Binzadonnia-Giardino Comunale, 11.00, FRONTE DEL PALCO