Inexact sciences and nihilistic bugs by Stefano Bessoni at Romics

Inexact sciences and nihilistic bugs. A meeting with Stefano Bessoni to present his most recent projects, between stop-motion illustation and animation.


Horror, macabre and occult move to Romics with Stefano Bessoni, film director, stop-motion illustrator and animator who presents at Romics the last volume of the series Le scienze inesatte entitled Theo (Logos Edizioni) and Spoon - 27 giorni da bombo (Bakemono Lab) the first illustrated book of a series dedicated to bugs at the time of the historical avant-gardes of the Twentieth century, illustrated by Bessoni and written by Varla Del Rio.


There is great expectation for the fourth volume of Le scienze inesatte, which allows to discover the puppets of the characters of the series created by Bessoni.


The keystone of Theo, fourth and last volume of the series Le Scienze Inesatte, is the creation of the homunculus, a subject particularly close to the author who for the first time bumped into this strange individual artificially created approximately in the same period in which Wunderkammers were discovered, little wonders, which evoke astonishment and sometimes even horror. The protagonist of this book is, we can say, the “son” of Giona and Rebecca, a young couple living in the house once belonged to the anatomist Balthazar Zendak. And it is exactly following the prescription reported in the Zendak’s diary that the couple, with the help of their friend Lazzaro, will succeed to give birth to an artificial sobstitute of the child they will never be able to have.


Spoon - 27 giorni da bombo is the story of Spoon, a nihilistic bumblebee during the Belle Epoque.

When Spoon accidentally finds out that his life will last only few weeks, he escapes to Paris, meeting new friends and many bohemiene bugs. Above all he will know the love for Celine, a bomb who performs in the circus ejected from a cannon.  Everything in the background of the Paris in the early 20th century, between absinthe, impressionist painters and the films of George Melies.