Book cover illustration of "Nella casa dei tuoi sogni" (In the Dream House) by Carmen Maria Machado, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni: a chilling memoir about domestic abuse, detailing the author's abusive relationship with another woman. Thanks to Enrico Casadei and Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale, as always.
Happy to hear that these seven images have been accepted in the 3x3 Magazine International Illustration Annual No.17! The series of book cover illustrations made for Codice Edizioni got a merit, while "Phantom Gambler" made for Internazionale and "Bluebeard's Key" got honorable mentions.
Huge thanks to the judges, to Charles Hively and to all of the art directors and clients who commissioned the pieces!
Book cover illustration of "Lost and Wanted" by Nell Freudenberger, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as "Perduta e attesa": a tale of friendship, loss and quantum physics. AD by Silvia Virgillo/puntuale.
This week on Internazionale magazine, four illustrations for "The Anchorite Wakes", a short Sci-Fi story by R.S.A. Garcia about an anchoress who's starting to see things that suggest the world isn’t quite what it seems to be.
Book cover of Hannah Versus The Tree by Leland de la Durantaye, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as Hannah versus l'albero (2019). The main character is Hannah Syrls, a young woman who takes revenge on her rich and ruthless family. The wolf dog in the illustration refers to Hannah's animal instinct, and the tree is the symbol of her family. Thanks to art director Enrico Casadei and Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale Creative!
Book cover of Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as Innocua come te (2019). At its heart is Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and her struggle with her decision to leave her two-year-old son, Jay. As an adult, Jay sets out to find his mother and confront her abandonment. Cover design by Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale Creative, art director Enrico Casadei.
I had the pleasure to do another cover illustration for Italian publishing house Einaudi. This novel by Marco Marsullo, "Due come loro", is a surreal comedy about an employee in the suicide industry, working for God and the devil at the same time. Thanks to AD Rosella Postorino and Monica Aldi, as always!
A couple of images made for Dante Plus 2017, an upcoming exhibition to celebrate the poet Dante Alighieri and his Divine Comedy. The project features 30+ internationally recognized illustrators and artists.
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.