Tuesday, November 18, 2014


And this should have been my illustration for this year's Halloween. But those days I was at the mercy of events and had no time for tricks or treats :) Besides being my Halloween illustration, this is also October from my calendar. Boo!

Amy Winehouse - October Song (2003)

Monday, November 17, 2014

little bear

This is a couple of details from a book sample I made some weeks ago: a book sample is like a prototype waiting to be published (or discarded). This time I drew the cover and the first spread of this book about a little bear who doesn't want to go into hibernation :)
Further details here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I'm still alive!

It's more than one month that I'm not blogging, but I'm still alive!
Now, one move (to a new supercool flat) and 4 (I said four) children books later... I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel :)
Today I found 5 free minutes that I'm using to show you something new: a while ago, I made these two illustrations for L'Ontano, an italian small non-profit organisation working with donkeys and vegetable gardens :) Now the project has been published, so here it is. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

mercatino bric-à-brac

Domenica 5 ottobre (questa che viene), al Mercatino Bric-à-brac dello spazio Granata (a Bologna, in via San Carlo, ci saranno anche i miei cocci e le altre amenità. Siccome, per mancanza di tempo, di spazio e di fiato, ho deciso di sospendere la produzione di oggetti dipinti (per prime le ceramiche), questo sarà il mio ultimo mercatino per un bel po' di tempo. Poi magari la prossima settimana cambio idea e rettifico tutto ma, per adesso, la decisione è questa :) Perciò, chi volesse accaparrarsi le ultime creature, sappia che domenica potrà farlo con grandi bazze e omaggi! Dai mo'!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

hello march!

I don't know what's going on in your countries, but here in Bologna this year 2014 is being as rainy as March all the time. The funny thing is that I've never seen so many rainbows in all my life. My gentleman piranha and his drop crew must be very happy about this :) So heres the second step of my hellocalendar!

Mina - La Pioggia di Marzo (1973)

Friday, September 12, 2014


Questa domenica, come ogni anno da almeno 12, se la memoria non mi inganna (perchè sì, c'ero anche allora), la domenica dello Stile Libero riapre i battenti con una faccia nuova :)
Il marrone e il beige delle pareti hanno lasciato il posto al verde e io ho avuto l'onore nonchè l'incarico di dare il mio contributo.
E allora vi presento l'omino SEMPREVERDE, il nome di quest'anno.
A domenica!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

hello september!

For some people the new year starts in January. For me it starts in September. September is in my top three months: the air freshens, the light cools down, the sky is crystal clear and everything seems about to begin. So this year I begun a new project, and now I'm proud to introduce it to you: here is my hellocalendar :) During my Summer break I've sketched all the months and now it's time for colouring. I must hurry up, so stay tuned!

The Happenings - See You in September (1966)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

little red ♥ the wolf

My friend Rebecca recently asked me for a clock featuring an illustration by me, and this gave me a brilliant new product idea! The clock is 20x20 cm, in glossy finished wood. Please private contact me for further informations and pricing :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

happy summer

I HATE Summer and I can't wait for it to end, but this does not mean I can't wish all the best for your holidays. And mine: tomorrow is my last working day :) Although I'm not going anywhere this year, I wish myself to rest enough and recover my energy. All of it. To do this, I think I'm going to repaint my flat in bright colours like these.
Happy Summer holidays!

Monday, August 4, 2014

ad alta voce

Questa è la mia illustrazione per la quattordicesima edizione di Ad Alta Voce, l'iniziativa promossa e organizzata ogni anno da Coop Adriatica che porta la lettura nelle strade e nelle piazze di varie città italiane. Quest'anno, Bologna e Venezia. Per farla ho pasticciato un po' con le matite, il collage e Photoshop e me la sono proprio goduta :) Sarà una gran bella soddisfazione vederla affissa in giro per la città, nei prossimi mesi!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

bubble #70

I thought I had posted this months ago, but apparently saved it as a draft only :/ Anyway, I'm doing it now.
It wasn't easy. It was a mining camp. But she made it! It wasn't easy to follow the steps of old italian giants like Mina, Lucio Battisti, Patty Pravo and Gino Paoli, but what came out is absolutely adorable. Her italian pronunciation as well :) We like hearing foreigners speaking italian. It's funny and we appreciate their effort in dealing with our tricky language. Well well done :)

Róisín Murphy - Mi Senti EP (2014)