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4 SHITTY OLD MEN (working title)

Simone Angelini
Marco Taddei

  • Original Title: 4 VECCHI DI MERDA
  • Publication date: November 2018
  • Publisher: Coconino
  • Country: IT
  • 280 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Noir

Information

  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Old age, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Inequality, Violence, Modernization, Corruption, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Social relations, Friendship, CHARACTERS, An elderly character

Pitch

In 2029, the world has embraced a bitter degrowth. Ideals are dead and young people hate the elderly, who are seen as parasites. Colt used to play guitar in a punk band, but now he is almost 80, callous, struggling to make a living. But he starts a new band: The Four Shitty Old Men.

Comments

Marco Taddei is an Italian writer mostly known for his comic book scripts. His books include ANUBI, winner of the "Premio Boscarato" at the Treviso Comic Book Festival 2016.

Simone Angelini is an Italian cartoonist. He is the co-creator of ANUBI. with Marco Taddei He won an award at the Treviso Comic Book Festival "Award Missaglia 2014" as author revelation.

Summary

2029. The world has embraced a quite bitter degrowth and reduction of consumerism. Ideals are dead and young people hate the elderly, who don’t work and are seen as parasites. Colt had a difficult childhood in a violent family. He used to play guitar in a punk band, The Four Pieces of Shit but now he is almost 80 years old, lonely, callous, struggling to make a living. His apartment burns down in a fire and he is forced to move to a retirement home, Villa Doris. The place is anything but peaceful. The director is a pervert and part of some obscure plot. Colt reunites his old mates and founds a new band: The Four Shitty Old Men.

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  • Author’s biography

    Simone Angelini (born 1980) is an Italian cartoonist. He is the co-creator of ANUBI, with Marco Taddei. He won an award at the Treviso Comic Book Festival "Award Missaglia 2014" as author revelation.

    Marco Taddei (born 1979) is an Italian writer mostly known for his comic book scripts. His books include ANUBI, winner of the "Premio Boscarato" at the Treviso Comic Book Festival 2016.