The books of Zerocalcare that you cannot not have read
If you have never read the books of Zerocalcare you have to run for cover. After the great success of “Strappare along the edges”, his first animated series proposed in the Netflix catalog all over the world, the “illustrated” comic books by the Roman author are to be read and reread continuously. For the depth of the topics covered, which concern each of us, no one excluded.
On Amazon we can find all the complete bibliography, even with the special editions made at a distance from the first issues, which have all been a great success with critics and the public. You can find them in paper format, with hard cover, or even in the Kindle version, for those who love to read ebooks.
Here then is the list of books by Zerocalcare that you absolutely cannot not have in your library.
The Rubble Prime book talks about the difficulty of growing up and to find one’s place in the world, without losing the fundamental ties in life. There are many recurring characters from the universe of Zerocalcare, plus some new ones, for a truly rich cast that tells the fragile reality of each of us.
Raw rubble. Six months later
In Rubble raw book. Six months later, however, Zerocalcare, six months after the release of the previous book, he concludes his story in which there is still talk of social precariousness, friendships, fears, problems. The latita armadillo, how can you find a solution to all this?
The prophecy of the armadillo. Artist edition
Zerocalcare, after five years and 100 thousand copies sold since the first edition, updates his novel, the first graphic, with a special and definitive edition. There is also a new introductory story to read, for an update that is a gift for all fans of the great Roman author.
Nothing new on the Rebibbia front
Zerocalcare presents another masterpiece, “Nothing new on the Rebibbia front”, to tell about the conditions of life in the Roman prison during the first wave of the pandemic, also talking about territorial health and cancel culture. One of the stories considered the most serious in the career of the Roman author, embellished with an unpublished story of 100 pages on the last year of his life when he made his first animated series, Tear along the edges, available from November 17th on Netflix in every corner of the world.
Zerocalcare presents Skeletons, a story that tells us about the young author when he was 18 years old and he lies to his mother saying that he goes to university every day, but in reality he goes on the subway from terminus to terminus. Here he meets Arloc, a smaller boy who loses his days on the coach of the B in Rome. They become friends and they also talk about the world of drug dealing.
The school of pizzas in the face of Professor Calcare
The book “The school of pizzas in the face of Professor Calcare” it is perhaps less known than the others, but no less interesting to read. It is actually a collection of stories published on his blog, on Wired, on Best Movie, on Repubblica, on L’Espresso and on other online portals. The chronological summary leads us to the discovery of all the stories already published, plus an unpublished one divided into three parts, for a total of 25 pages in which the author deals with the theme of more committed narratives and others less.
To father dead. A Christmas story
There is not even a “Christmas carol”, in perfect Zerocalcare style. “To father dead. A Christmas story”Deals with the theme of the end of the year celebrations. And the working conditions of the elves at Santa’s factory. There is also space to talk about the strike of the elderly riders of the Befana together with the Sardinian miners, whose work is in crisis because the children no longer want to find coal, but only gummy bears.
Kobane calling. Today
The Kobane calling book. Today it is a new revised edition and corrected to the original book, which leads us to discover what is really happening in Syria. It is a reworking of the story on Lorenzo Orso Orsetti which was initially published in Internazionale and which here may also have a new introduction written by the same author.
Every damn Monday out of two
The book “Every cursed Monday on two” is a book by Zerocalcare who tells his generation as always, between conscience, morals and culture. There is no shortage of armadillo, the icons of animation, TV and pop culture between the Eighties and Nineties, for 50 color pages of an unpublished film that talks about a group of people born in the same period deluded and then disillusioned with a reality which is becomes merciless once they become adults.
An octopus in the throat. Ediz. special
There graphic novel by Zerocalcare published by BAO Publishing entitled “An octopus in the throat” returns 7 years later from the great success that has consecrated the Roman author in the world of Italian comics. We talk about the passage of time, the search for one’s personal identity, the sense of belonging, the maturity to be reached in order to find the way out. This edition is packed with extra content and is hardcover.
The Telephone Directory of Accolli
Finally, here it is The telephone list of welcome, the second collection of the blog zerocalcare.it, with 45 unpublished pages in which we talk about the responsibilities that derive from success and the inability to feel up to the expectations of others. A sweet and bitter graphic novel, as it is in the style of Zerocalcare’s books, which traces the history of his blog.
Good reading with the best books by Zerocalcare (that is, all, without exception).
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