Matteo Gaspari returns with another profile of a notable (and under-translated) artist of Italian alternative comics: Vanna Vinci, whose work ranges from supernatural-tinged tales of the everyday to empathetic biographies of notorious women.
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.
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.
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?