I was born in Florence in 1972 and as a child fell into the bad company. My friends were all dedicated to reading comic books and before I knew it, I was soon reading (need some examples of favorite comics) under the bedcovers with a flashlight.
By age 20 I was totally compromised. They say that it is just a short step from collecting comics to making them. (Oh no, my mother cried while my father sat silently shaking his head!)
The insidious downward spiral began by collaborating with some small publications. Before you could say Mama mia, I was working for Blue (Coniglio Editore), and then published with Black (Coconino).
But even that didn’t satisfy my insatiable hunger for storytelling. I began to layout comics for anyone who asked me. Finally, any hope of redemption faded and my fate was sealed when I discovered that graphics and page editing was fun!
After that I worked with Bottero Edizioni, 001, BD, JPOP, Planeta, Bao Publishing, Tunuè, and Panini. Then I started the Intrepid Cultural Association, Double Shot with some friends. I eventually left this behind to teach at the International School of Comics in Florence and I became a partner at Symmaceo Communication and Graphic Coordinator for Lion.
Just when my family thought things couldn’t get any worse, I became a founder of Kleiner Flug, a boutique publisher of graphic novels showcasing the work of artists throughout the world.
“Who would have thought it would come to this,” my sister mused as she adjusted her headphones.