Out in the coming weeks, the exceptional collaboration starring one of the cornerstones of Italian comics and the greatest local rocker ever. Dylan Dog pays homage to Vasco Rossi by dedicating to him the covers and stories of three issues, inspired by “Sally”, “Albachiara” and “Jenny”. Thanks to the unprecedented collaboration between one of the most beloved Italian artists of all time and Sergio Bonelli Editore, for the first time in its history the Investigator of the Nightmare will be the protagonist of a cycle of three episodes inspired by three famous songs by the rocker from Zocca. Vasco Rossi explained: “I have always loved the synthesis and comics in this are perfect: the story unfolds in images and a few words but those that are enough to make you understand a whole world of things. I would say my path goes from Nembo Kid to Tex Willer to get to Dylan Dog, the most cultured, refined and committed, his visionary world fascinated me. He is still a myth for me today and I am overjoyed to meet him. By the way, from Dylan Dog I went directly to the books of philosophy”. The appointment will mark the summer of 2021: an event that will allow the singer’s fans to fool the wait for the new dates of Vasco’s tour (rescheduled for 2022) and which will be part of the celebrations for Sergio Bonelli Editore 80 years of the publishing house, which also celebrates the famous character created by Tiziano Sclavi. For the occasion, the script of the books was entrusted to three of the leading authors of the stable in via Buonarroti: Paola Barbato, Gabriella Contu and Barbara Baraldi, who gave a personal interpretation to the emotions aroused in them by words and music to fully transfer them to the world of Dylan Dog. Corrado Roi, Sergio Gerasi and Davide Furnò have visualized everything with their art. Gigi Cavenago and Fabrizio De Tommaso illustrated the covers. (SALLY written by Barbato and drawn by Roi – from 30 June) Albachiara written by Gabriella Contu and drawn by Sergio Gerasi – from 30 July) JENNY (written by Baraldi and drawn by Furnò from 31 August).
Tiziano Sclavi: “Once I had a dream. Usually my dreams are scary and desperate nightmares, but that, more unique than rare case, was happy. I don’t remember how it went, I just know that at a certain point I was singing” I want a reckless life “. It was undoubtedly a sign. A sign that something about Vasco had entered my depth”. Adds Michele Masiero, editorial director of Sergio Bonelli Editore: “It is curious how the adjectives that can be used for Vasco and Dylan are easily interchangeable between the two: rebellious, intolerant of schemes, determined yet fragile, disillusioned yet vital. In short, human , very human. Inevitable, therefore, that they were destined to meet “. At the center of the three episodes that will hold the bench on the regular series of Dylan Dog for the releases of June, July and August there will be the ineffable inner world of the Investigator of the Nightmare, that sensitivity, those feelings, those bewilders that have contributed to making him much loved by readers. Each issue will be inspired by a song by Vasco Rossi and one of his muses and will have a double cover: a regular one on one side and, on the other side, a special collector’s cover that will see the long-awaited meeting between Vasco Rossi and Dylan Dog . For the occasion, each issue will have a special foliation and will be enriched by 16 extra pages that will contain a special interview by Luca Crovi with Vasco, the lyrics of the songs which inspired the episode, the editorial by Michele Masiero and, in the first register, also a writing by Tiziano Sclavi and one by Davide Bonelli. The publishing project will be inaugurated by SALLY, out on June 30: a story of love and obsession, poised between emotions, memory, death and madness, as in the best tradition of the Nightmare Investigator. All three books will, as always, be available at newsstands, in the comic shop and on the Sergio Bonelli Editore website.