Il Buco Noir

Texts, illustrations and direction Stefano Zattera
Colours and special effects Carlo Sandri

Saturday, 31st of October 2020 at 7pm
Via Madonna del Mare 7a, Trieste

from October the 20th 2020
Mediateca de La Cappella Underground 
Via Roma 19, Trieste

free entrance



A double event with Stefano Zattera in occasion of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival for the presentation of IL BUCO NOIR – Earl Foureyes Mutant Detective.

From October the 20th at the La Mediateca de La Cappella Underground, in Via Roma 19, the coloured illustrations will be on display, and on the 31st of October at 7pm, at the Bar Libreria Knulp, there will be the opening of the exhibition with the original tables; the author will be there to meet the public.

Il Buco Noir
In the Milky Nation, subjected to a super-bureaucracy consumerist regime, Earl Foureyes, the mutant detective, is investigating into a serial killer who sows death all over the galaxy, but he will also have to help the Superheroes banished by the Super-bureaucrat.

In the meanwhile, the galaxy is riddled by repeated terrorist attacks claimed by ZOMO, the Maoist Zombies of Orion. All events merge together and come to a conclusion during the epochal concert of the Pop-star and intergalactic preacher Lady Matanga.

An interview with Stefano Zattera:
This book represents a series of personal challenges.
– To realise, finally, a long story, complex and articulated, a real comics novel/film.
– To merge in a single story the genres I love the most. Noir, thriller, science fiction, superheroes,, western, pulp, erotic, dystopia, weird, psychedelia and action.
– To put all my characters and worlds in one universe. Universe Zattera.

This is an adventure of Earl Foureyes where many of my characters and quotes from other comics, illustrations and paintings appear. A portrait that sets out to connect all my imaginary. Since my very first stories with Fouereyes, Baby Burger, Pinocchio and later on Cowgirl and Super-bureaucrat, the idea was to create a bond between them. Despite the visual and temporal gap between the characters, my long-term project was to incorporate them in a common universe. There has always been – at times without my knowledge – a connection among my work’s protagonists. So, theoretically, sooner or later all these characters could have lived together in a single story. And here it is.

Stefano Zattera
1965.  Comics writer, illustrator, writer and painter, his imaginary finds its inspiration in the illustrations and comics of the atomic era’s early days. His work starts with the self-production “Delirio” and continues with collaborations with various sectors of the world of independent and non-independent comics, from Interzona to Puck. He also publishes on Italia on Line, with the Comics Centre Andrea Pazienza, Stripburger (Slovenia), Mostri Italiani by Stampa Alternativa, Tattoo Comix by AAA editions, Horrorgasmo and Mater Universalis by Mondo Bizzarro Press, Biblia (Portugal), Monografico (Spain), Inguine Mah! by Comma 22, Malefact (USA), Black by Coconino, XL by Repubblica, Il Male di Vauro e VincinoBarricate, LinusLa Lettura by Il Corriere della sera, Frigidaire, the comics album Earl Foureyes Mutant Detective for Nerocromo, Alias Comics Il Manifesto, Eris editions. He has published short stories in collections and anthologies, and the novel C’era una volta il Nordest for Nerocromo. He has exhibited his works at the main comic festivals: Lucca, Naples, Treviso, Angouleme, Seoul; in cultural centres, museums and art galleries.