December 2003, USA: a dangerous bacterium cultured in a test tube evades all the security systems. The result is devastating and brings to the destruction of the whole American food chain. All food has been contaminated, thus declared dangerous for health. To escape from such disaster, a few brave heroes set sail on an old fishing boat of Russain origin to look for survival in a foreign land. After 62 days sailing the ocean, an armada made of ducks, gunslingers and superheroes reaches to the coast of Calabria and seeks comfort in local food.
After two years the virus is defeated but no one wants to go back to America and, on the contrary, more superheroes arrive in Calabria to enjoy the local delights...
Artworks from Flavia Sorrentino
Captions of Luca Scornaienchi
Year 2061. Month of July. Day 4. Estimated temperature around 40 degrees. It's a Sunday off for all employees at Drugs & Co, one of the many pharmaceutical factories in the Silicon Valley. While the eployees celebrate Independence Day in their yards, a dangerous bacterium cultured in test tube evades all the security systems due to a blackout. Within a few hours it has seeped into the town aqueduct. The result is the total and irreversible devastation of the whole American food chain. All food has been contaminated and declared dangerous for health. Caution is advised by panic-stricken government, which invites the citizens to total fast, while a task force, urgently gathered byPresident John Cloud, is looking for a rapid and effective solution. After a week of useless research, the whole population is in the grip of despair. At dawn on 10th July, off Long Island coast, a few brave heroes set sail on an old fishing boat of Russain origin to look for survival in a foreign land. After 62 days sailing the ocean, an armada made of ducks, gunslingers and superheroes reaches to the coast of Calabria.
J. Wellington Wimpy and the Silan caciocavallo
As soon as they reach the Calabrian coast - a land as far as it were Pluto - driven by hunger, they venture out in search of something edible. The first to reach the goal is J. Wellington Wimpy. After a long two-day wandering uphill, ravished by the cows' song that reminds him of hamburgers tall like buildings, J. Wellington Wimpy reaches the Sila mountains. Sitting in a tavern, he gulps down 12 Silan caciocavalli within 3 minutes to the amazement of the bystanders. None of them had ever seen such a thing.
Donald Duck and the Turdilli
After two months without having breakfast nor maple syrup-soaked pancakes, lazy Donald Duck stops in front of a bakery shop window, enchanted by the magic of a tray full of turdilli. It was just like seeing Santa Claus loaded with presents for him.
The exhibit continues...
In exposition at the Comics Museum till 21 May 2023
You can find us in Cosenza, in Street Liceo 1.
We are open every day, except Mondays, from 16.00 to 19.30