Monday, 12 December 2011

Interview For Frizzifrizzi

This is the translation for a small interview that was published in November on the Italian web magazine Frizzifrizzi.

Hello, how old are you, and where do you live? How long have you been an illustrator?

Hello, I'm 26 years old and I'm from Genoa but I'm already travellin' to somewhere else with my mind.
It may seem trite but I've always been drawing, especially because by doing so I can give a shape to my fantasies, its worlds and characters. As for being an illustrator "for real" I've been feeling that way since a couple of years ago.

Pencil or graphic tablet?

Pencil, then fineliners, ballpoint pens, and any kind of marker especially Poscas, Copics and fine tip ones.
I find the spontaneity and the errors of traditional coloration great ways to improve and give more vitality to drawings. I use my computer only when the drawing is complete for a scan and a couple of color adjustments.

What do you do when you're not drawing?

I listen to music, lots of; read books or comics, watch movies, then the things that caught my interest make their way to the drawing sheet in one way or another. I also like to cook.

What's on your drawing desk?

Right now? Obviously drawing sheets and pens, a notebook where I keep ideas for new stories, C.F.'s Powr Mastrs 1 and a small porcelain crocodile.
I try to keep my desk as tidy as I can, but when I draw I can't help but flood it with markers and pens.

How much does a drawing weigh to you?

As much as the sum of everything I had in my mind while doing it.

A book cover you'd like to do, and a movie-poster:

For books I'd pick Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle or Pynchon's Crying Of Lot 49, I worship those books and they influenced me a lot. For the movie, I'd go with Herzog's Aguirre, it'd be a great challenge to recreate the movie's visual power.

An Italian illustrator you like:

Silvio Cadelo is one of my favorite Italian artists.

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