The 24Hours ShorTS Comics Marathon is now in its fifth year. For the fifth time, ShorTS has also turned to comics, challenging artists of all ages to design and draw a story of at least four panels in 24 hours.
In spite of the slow and hopefully inexorable return to normality, we wanted to maintain what was the “winning bet” of the last festival: the live session hosted by the Casa del Cinema di Trieste flanked by an online session, giving even those people who are the farthest away the chance to put themselves to the test.
Once again it will be the outline itself, only revealed at the starting blocks, that will unite the world of cinema with that of speech balloons. Last year it was the reinterpretation of the film Juno in the style of “what would happen if” that crowned Pietro Salateo as winner of the contest.
But the two days also made us dream of an Alien falling in love with his Ripley, of a Nightmare Before Christmas set in August and of a Spider-Man bitten not by the classic spider but by a flea… And this time we’ll go even further, trying to exorcise the invisible enemy that has made us suffer so much in the past with pencils and digital ink.
Let’s not forget that the whole world of cinema, all the footage and the ideas at the beginning are nothing but cartoons drawn on a storyboard!