Born in dicemder the 21st 1982 in Milan, Italy.
I’ve always been interested in drawing and writing stories since I was a child. My fantasy grew a lot thanks to the Italian "Anime Boom" in the late '80s / early '90s, when hundreds of Japanese cartoons were broadcasted on TV. At the end of the Intermediate School (6th to 8th grade in US), I attended the Liceo Artistico A. Frattini (Art High School), in Varese.
In the summer of 1999 – between the 3rd and the 4th High School year – I saw the light: Comics. A friend of mine suggested me to see some Anime movies, such as Ghost in the Shell and Akira, and the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion. In those years I started developing my drawing style and writing stories (which are only waiting to be published) I still continue.
In 2001 I got a diploma with good marks, but even before the end of High School I worked on some drawings for school text books, for Italian publishers like Bruno Mondadori and Principato.
In 2002 I met Greta, my kindred spirit, and my life has been pushed forward by a great positive force.
During 2004, I was bogged down in hundreds of ideas and projects, but then I saw the light again: my old passion for dinosaurs came back into me powerfully. During the summer of the same year I met the paleontologist Marco Signore, and we soon became friends and a fantastic work team in my first project, which begun in 2006: the "Dinosaurs" series, which tells the Mesozoic in six graphic novels published in Italy, USA, Japan, France, South Korea and Germany. This big project is finished after more than 4 years of work, and now I'm preparing to go on this difficult road.
Favourite Visual Artist
Takehiko Inoue, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Alex Ross, Raul Martin, William Stout, Robert Bateman
Star Wars (original series), The Blues Brothers, Jaws, Indiana Jones, Million Dollar Baby, Jurassic Park
Favourite TV Shows
Neon Genesis Evangelion, How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons, The Walking Dead
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Ludwig von Beethoven, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, Queen, Pink Floyd, etc.
Lord of the Rings, The Road
Fallout 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Soul Calibur 4, Skyrim, Portal 2, Dark Souls
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox360, Super NES
Tools of the Trade
A pencil and some paper.
Drawing, dinosaurs, cinema...