My Badly Drawn Life
“My Purpose Is Simply To Tell People’s Stories”: A Visit with Igort, and a Look at His New Ukrainian Notebook
Valerio Stivé pays a visit to a living legend of Italian alternative comics, for a discussion of his recent “Notebooks” of personal stories from Ukraine and Russia – and a special preview of his next book, on the 2022 invasion.
Giacomo Nanni: Narrator of All
Starting the month off right, Matteo Gaspari debuts a new series of in-depth articles about contemporary Italian cartoonists who deserve greater recognition, both in Italy and abroad. First up: Giacomo Nanni, who gives narrating life to trees, cats, earthquakes and more.
Transgression: Squeak the Mouse
Massimo Mattioli‘s Squeak the Mouse is an excellent comic; transgressive to the point of sparking litigation. But what does it mean to be ‘transgressive’ today? To be sold as such? It’s one thing to get the joke… but who is it on?
Italian Gallery Offers Digital Access To Caniff Exhibition
A new exhibition of Milton Caniff’s work is underway at the Palazzo Arti Fumetto Friuli (PAFF!) in Pordenone, Italy–but this is one you won’t need to travel to see!
Pink Rabbits and Chainsaws: The Crazy Worlds of Massimo Mattioli
Simone Castaldi takes an extensive look back at the career of artist Massimo Mattioli, who spent much of his life innovating Italian comics.