MEETINGS WITH THE AUTHORS

MARCO REGINA – DREAMWORKS


 

Born in Matera, Marco Queen arrived in Los Angeles and works at Dreamworks. It gives soul to the characters. In five years he has participated in dozens of successes, from “Kung Fu Panda” a “The five legends” until the second episode of the Oscar winners dragons.

to this Link more info about masterclass that Mark held during Cartoon Club.

 

 

ALFREDO CASTELLI


Alfredo Castelli, one of the most important cartoonists Italian, born in Milan June 26, 1947.
He entered the world of cartoon, Following with passion from an early age, in 1965, he made his debut on “Kolosso” and creates Scheletrino, star of grotesque stories, which he wrote and drew in the appendix “Diabolik”, One of the best-selling comics in Italy in those years.
In 1966, not yet twenty, he founded “Comics Club 104”, A self-produced fanzine, the first experiment of its kind in Italy.
In the following years he will collaborate in several newspapers, including “Tiramolla” e “baby mouse” (Mondadori). Alfredo Castelli is not only designer but also brilliant author: writes for TV carousels and some series for RAI; also he founded some magazines that will be of historic importance for the cartoon Italian: two examples are “Tilt” e “Horror” (On whose pages will be born the character Uncle Boris).
In the 70 works in Italy with “Corriere dei Ragazzi” and with “The Newspaper”; He writes stories also abroad: the German magazine “Zack” and French “Bazaar”, “conk” e “Scoop”, Creating some of his most famous characters like “The little man bufo” (A-demented comic strip), “The Shadow”, “Otto Kruntz”, “the aristocrats” e “the Astrostoppisti”.
In 1978, when already regularly writes scripts for the stories of “Zagor” e “Mister No” (More than 60 numbers), created for the weekly “Supergulp” the cartoon of “Allan Quatermain”Which will provide the foundation for the future “Martin Mystery”, A character who propose to Sergio Bonelli in 1980.
Skewing Castles for matters related to the mystery is realized with the publication of “Martin Mystery” in 1982. The archaeologist will be his most important character in many ways, so that now constitutes its main commitment.
He refounded in 1983, along with Silver (Guido Silvestri, Father of Lupo Alberto), the prestigious journal “Eureka” the Horn. Also in the 80's Alfredo Castelli reunites with “baby mouse“.
In the 90 launches “zone X”, Tested that arises from a rib “Martin Mystery”Which, however, will not last long.
Recently, Alfredo Castelli has added to its editor and author activities to historian cartoon: Deals with an accurate historical and philological research, studying and trying to bring to light interesting discoveries about the origins of this art form

 

LUCIO FILIPPUCCI


Born in Bologna in 1955. In 1975 he began working for large series “Edifumetto” Renzo Barbieri. In 1979 he happens to Milo Manara in the series “Chris Lean” the journal “Corrier Boy”, For which it also illustrates numerous short stories. In collaboration with his colleague and friend Giovanni Romanini also works for the French market. In parallel illustrates numerous advertising campaigns for the Municipality of Bologna and the Emilia Romagna region. His drawings as also the books “The television Self-Defense Manual” Patrizio Roversi (Sperling & Copper) e “The manual model tap” Syusy Blady (Longanesi). He collaborates extensively with “Panini” and the publishing houses of children's books “Little ones” e “Juvenilia” and, in 1992, he won with Alberto Savini with the book “That tunnel under the school”The Lunigiana prize. In 2001 the Museum of Modern Art in Prato dedicated a solo show. In the early 90's began his relationship with Sergio Bonelli Editore and become one of the pillars of the Martin Mystère staff. In 1998, on script of Alfredo Castelli works to the adventures of "Docteur Mystere”, Published on the Almanac of Mystery and now reprinted in expanded edition and color in 7 European countries. In 2003 illustrates the book by Maria Gabriella Buccioli (his wife) “The wind came from the gardens” receiving the prize “Hanbury Gardens”. In 2005 he received the “ANAFI award” Best designer. He joined the staff of “Tex”, He has realized the twenty-second “giant Tex” on Gino D'Antonio script.

 

Casty


Better known to readers under the pseudonym Casty, Andrea Castellan has started writing
and draw stories of Mice and Ducks age of ten, enriching them with beautiful covers
made with its colorful collection of pastels.
Once ready, “comics” they were “leased” to friends but only for a short time and
upon reasonable remuneration, which made him rise to the idea that maybe he would write comics
He could become a job for his future.
So he took the diploma “maestro d'arte”, Sends his works to a long list of publishers and from there
recently began collaborating regularly with the Acme Silver, creating a long
series of strips of Cattivik and Lupo Alberto with a successful growing.
The time is ripe to cap the old dream of writing for Mickey and since 2002
He begins to work with the editors. His plots are compelling, his style
unmistakable. His Mickey Mouse, a bit '; shy and defenseless, but generous and determined
helping those who suffer abuses, reminiscent of Romano Scarpa, who will freely Casty
He inspires.
Andrea was born in Gorizia April 23, 1967 and has always lived in Gradisca d'Isonzo, in the middle of
Green Friuli.

 

VANESSA CARDINALI


Author of the poster Cartoon Club 2017, Vanessa Cardinali (class of 1982), draws from when he copied the monsters from 3 Daitarn on TV, though for much of his life studying anything. In 2005 he redeems and enrolled at the International School of Comics in Jesi and, just after he won the Lucca Project Contest began to publish in Italy and abroad with no intention of quitting. Among his last works: the series Ninja Sisters (published by Star Comics), Les Imprevesibles and Wild Wild East for the French Editions du Bec Long. Thunder Ben is his first story as a complete author.

 

 

 

DAVIDE BARZI


Davide Barzi (Milan, 1972), writer, essayist and screenwriter. His books include "Queen of Terror" (BD editions), a biography of the creators of Diabolik, “Carta Canta - Comics in music, music in the comic” (Ed. Cartoon Club), made with Stefano Gorla and Paolo Guiducci, who in 2003 won the award for best Franco Fossati national essay on comics. In the field of comics, with artist Oskar crea the parodic “No Name” (Pierlambicchi and Special Recognition Award for the best humorous story) “Ernesto”, The protagonist of a long strip published on the head “Games Focus”, And boards humorous episodic for the Belgian publishing house Editions Joker. Also for the Joker, the two realize the comedy series “the Sixties”. Between 2007 and 2008 he also wrote many of the characters stories Warner Bros for the head "Baby G". In 2009, the curator of the first exhibition, after almost fifty years of the first Diabolik boards (“Gino Marchesi - The man who gave a face to Eva Kant”). It was the editor of the magazine dedicated to the Garfield if editions. He is the author of "G&G "graphic novel dedicated to Giorgio Gaber, designed by Sergio Gerasi, which generated a show until now represented in over twenty dates in Italy and abroad. For Renoir Comics, from 2011 takes care of the comic book series dedicated to “Don Camillo”, Also published in 2012 as a side of newspapers “La Gazzetta di Parma” and from 2013 also translated into German. In 2013 his debut with the story of Nathan Never “Ali Steel”, Published on the number 265.

 

ALBERTO LOCATELLI


It debuted in 2012 for publishing a story about the prequels ComiXrevolution collection and the following year the volume of Fiola Vent. From 2014 he joined the staff of Don Camillo comic book series published by Renoir Comics. In 2015, again for Renoir, he collaborates with a story short the only volume of the Clue's Shoes, David Barzi, and RW Lineachiara to Josif - 1957 (Ambu-Barzi). He founded the group of authors Five Goes, from Bergamo matrix, which released two self-produced albums. It is currently working on the independent label IT Comics, of The Believers, with Andrea Pau texts. At the same time he is working on the new novel by Davide Barzi.

 

MORENO BURATTINI


Writer of comics but also a writer, essayist, specialized critic, curator of exhibitions and playwright, Moreno Burattini graduated in Literature at’University of Florence with a thesis on comic book script.
After writing numerous stories Cattivik e Lupo Alberto, It has become one of the leading writers and scriptwriters of stories Zagor per Sergio Bonelli Editore. From 1991, When it was published his first story, Puppet has over the years become the first author to many of the character stories, surpassing its creator, Sergio Bonelli (Aka Guido Nolitta). Since January 2007 He is the curator (editor) Of the series. A Puppet they also have some stories out on the books of another character of the Milanese publishing house, which is the commander Mark.
For his work in comics service, Puppet was honored in 1995 with two awards: ANAFI for best scriptwriter and the China Smoking Best humorous author[1].
Another prestigious award was presented to him a tie with fellow Mauro Boselli during the Lucca Comics 2003: the Grand Guinigi as Best Screenwriter.[2]. Three years later, again for the scripts, he was awarded the prize Cartoomics.
In addition to comics, puppets is known for his essays dedicated to the world of comics and for writing stories and plays.

 

WALTER VENTURI


Born in Rome on January 6, 1969, from '94 12 self-produced albums of his character “Captain Italy”To devote himself after the mini series of horror “Lost Kidz”Written by Roberto Recchioni and colored by his wife Tiziana “MadCow”, Self-produced by the Factory group. Later, working with Eura Editoriale creating numerous free stories and miniseries appeared in Skorpio and Lanciostory, in addition to joining the staff of “John Doe” e “Detective Dante”Both series designed by the duo Lorenzo Bartoli & Roberto Recchioni. For Disney realizes the pencils 7 Series “Kylion” and, by Edizioni BD, a short story “Brad Barron” He appeared on the book “Anatomy of a hero”, Thus anticipating the exit n.16 of “Brad Barron” which marks the beginning of his collaboration with Sergio Bonelli Editore. You are having also worked on “Demian”, He realizes the first issue of the Color Zagor (August 2013) and made his debut as an author with “The Great Belzoni”Novel in output Comics in October 2013.

 

OSKAR


Oscar Scalco, in arte Oskar, nasce a Cassano Magnago (VA) nel 1971. Disegnatore e inchiostratore, tra il 1994 e il 2004 lavora per le testate «Alan Ford», «Kerry Kross» e «Beverly Kerr» della Max Bunker Press. Nel frattempo, tra il 1996 e il 2001, opera come docente di disegno e tecnica del colore presso la Scuola del Fumetto di Milano. Assieme a Davide Barzi realizza diversi personaggi, tra cui «No Name», protagonista di una miniserie di quattro numeri uscita tra il 1998 e il 2002, ed «Ernesto», striscia pubblicata a lungo sulla testata «Focus Giochi» (Gruner+Mondadori). I due realizzano inoltre numerose tavole umoristiche autoconclusive per la serie «Blague Coquines» della Joker Editions francese. In qualità di illustratore, Oskar realizza la copertina del volume «Carta Canta» (edito da Cartoon Club), fascicoli collezionabili per De Agostini e collabora, dal 2003 al 2006, con la Galaxy 2000 per la creazione di soggetti di stampe illustrate per abbigliamento. Lavora per la Walt Disney Italia in qualità di inchiostratore per la rivista «Power Rangers Magazine», e per la Sergio Bonelli Editore per «Nathan Never».

 

MARIANNA BALDUCCI


Marianna Balducci, graduated in fashion, working mainly as an illustrator in advertising experimenting with combinations of design, photography and digital tools. Rimini has always been particularly active on its territory often a source of inspiration for his projects (such as the game-book "The Saraghina field trip" to introduce children to the city), exhibited in solo and group exhibitions (including Biennale of design edition 2014 and 2016 Lucca Comics&Games, Lucca Junior 2015 competition area). Among the international collaborations, the video in stopmotion guitarist Dominic Miller for the song "Catalan". A passionate reader of Rodari, love stories (especially those hidden among the newspaper folds), treat the design his way of thinking and designing the world from which, he says, he prefers to go, instead of the front door, "a window".

 

ROBERTO GRASSILLI


His career began in the 80s of last century, publishing comics and cartoons on various publications including Frigidaire e LinusAs well as working as an illustrator. After a London parentheses to work in the studio of animated film Spielberg the cartoon Fievel goes WestIn 1991 he joined the editorial staff of the weekly satire Heart, Staying there until the close of the head in 1996, reaching the position of art director.
In 1999 he founded with Gianluca Neri the Clarence srl, Dealing with marketing and graphic for the portal of the same name; for the portal also began to publish strip Net To Be.
He currently lives with his wife in Rimini Lia Celi four children and working as an illustrator and cartoonist; collaborates “The misdeed”The insert satirical de Daily factAnd he has designed and implemented the graphics of online publishing necklace 40K.
It was Outside of activities related to graphics, between 1982 and 1991 “lead singer” rock-band Lino e i Mistoterital, Very famous in Bologna, also coming almost to perform in San Remo.

 

ROMANO GAROFALO


Class 1941, it's a cartoonist, writer e journalist italiano. Best known for being the father of Jonny Logan a great publishing success of the seventies, also appeared on TV in the popular series Supergulp (Rai Due). and of Alfonso, It was one of the most prolific authors of Italian comics among seventies he the eighties.
He is the creator and author of many characters with the collaboration of many Italian designers, among which include: Leone Cimpellin, Giorgio Cavazzano, Giorgio Trevisan, Silvano SacchettiMarzio Lucchesi, Giuseppe Scapigliati, Massimo Albini, Magnus, Giovanni Zaccagnini, Silvia Mondini, Silver e Clod.

 

 

MARCELLO TONINELLI


Senese, born June 25, 1950. Writer and cartoonist, Toninelli debut in 1969, in the pages of “Offside”, with “Dante”, A comic strip named after the greatest Italian poet, here the protagonist of outlandish adventures are not without a good-natured irreverence towards our highest literary tradition. Milita then in the ranks of pornographic comics writers and works with the periodic “Adamo” Luciano Secchi (“Sonny Sold” e “The boys Stoner”). In 1982, the Sergio Bonelli Editore, writing for Zagor, but his signature also appears occasionally on other series: Kerry the Trapper, The Little Ranger, Dylan Dog and Nick Raider. Very active in the field of comics criticism, Toninelli founded his own publishing house (50 Publishing, then Ned 50) with which publishes many fanzines and magazines, including the most famous is “Fumo di China”. He contributes to “The Newspaper”, a “Gordon Link”The Ghostbusters designed by Gianfranco Manfredi (Dart), and the character of Ade Capone “Lazarus Generations”.

 

MAURO MASI


After a myriad of scribbles and disegnetti, cartoons, comic courses here and there arrived at the court of Coniglio Editore, under the supervision of Filippo Scòzzari, publishing several stories for the magazine 'Blue'.
From the meeting with the group of Cartoon Club in Rimini and Davide Barzi he was born the brilliant character "Pinturocchio: the adventures of a black and white puppet". From humor strips of the latter to the realistic comic: it is the turn of Agency Federico Memola Spell. Not forgetting illustrations, caricatures, advertising storyboard, comic workshops, calendars, children's drawings and a play, until you get to inking the Winx.
In 2012 he comes to Masinfonia Storm Publisher. A book that contains stories releases on Blue. And two years later, for the same publisher, illustrating The Little Atheist.
In 2015, a passion to animation with sand and gives life to the traveling show on Sand in collaboration with musician notes Ravenna Nazario Borghi.
Start then various collaborations always in sand animation: Celtamusa, photon beams, Dejà Vu Quartet.
He is currently engaged in the production of animated films always with the same technique.

 

ANDRZEJ ROMAN JASIEWICZ


He graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University and at the International School of Theater Arts in Warsaw (Poland) and holds a master's degree in human sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris. He began working as a theater and television assistant in Russia. He has also worked in theater as an assistant to Jean-Louis Barrault in France. He also starred in the work Mantis (Harold Pinter) in Russia, which was his first acting experience. Following Andrzej worked as a film director for the documentary Dona Happy (The first documentary film recorded in South America). It was the second unit director for Pearl River which it was filmed in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay by Universal Citystudio. As director-producer has made a series of short films for United Artists, CIC and Rank Film Distribution. He also wrote and directed To Rio for Love by J.F. Newman, Linda Collins and Geraldo Del Rey protagonists. He has also written six screenplays and five movies and series, some of them for children. He is the director for television and cinema for Kids "Children's Film and Television Institute" in London and the Anglo-Polish institute's founder "Children Film".

 

MAURIZIO FORESTIERI


Presidente di ASIFA Italia, Maurizio Forestieri nasce a Palermo nel 1961. Diplomato in scenografia all’Accademia delle Belle Arti di Roma, frequenta il Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia dapprima come allievo e successivamente come insegnante. Nel 1988 fonda la società Graphilm, e si impone sul mercato con la doppia veste di creativo e produttore. Partecipa alle più grandi produzioni italiane come storyboard artist (Freccia Azzurra, La Gabbianella e il Gatto, Aida degli Alberi) e collabora con i più noti autori italiani come Guido Manuli, Pierluigi De Mas, Giuseppe Laganà, Emanuele Luzzati, Bruno Bozzetto. Realizza cortometraggi che hanno ampia diffusione e riconoscimenti internazionali. È due volte in concorso al Palmarès di Cannes e una per l’Orso D’Oro di Berlino. Il MOMA di New York include un suo film nella selezione dedicata all’animazione italiana. Nel 2003 dirige il suo primo lungometraggio Totò Sapore prodotto e distribuito da Medusa. Nel 2012 ha contribuito con le sue animazioni alla Cenerentola di Gioacchino Rossini nella versione cinematografica di Carlo Verdone. Attualmente lavora come regista per serie di animazione, special tv e lungometraggi.

 

FRANCO SERRA


 

Producer, creator and founder of Gertie srl, has designed and built together with her sister and partner Fulvia, all films produced by the company, with particular reference to Milo TV series, 104 episodes and a special TV RAI-3 (39.1% of share in the target group 4-14 years, in September 2005, source Médiamétrie) France5, TQS Canada and then sold in about 30 countries around the world, in co-production with Canada and France, best educational TV series at the New York Festivals 2004.
In the field of Cinema for the hall, took Gertie prestigious productions: to remember the opening of "securities The Monster" by Roberto Benigni and co-production of animated feature film by Jacques Rémy Girerd, "Mia et le Migou ", awarded the 'European film Academy Award 2009 and Best film at the China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival 2009.
In the advertising field, in 1993 he produced the telecomunicato winner of the International Film Festival of Annecy Animation
He is currently in production on the feature film "Fearless Child dedicated to Iqbal", inspired by the bestseller "Iqbal" by Francesco D'Adamo and recognized films of cultural interest from MIBACT.
Negli ultimi tre anni ha portato all’interno dell’azienda progetti di carattere transmediale multiplatform quali “Bambini Senza Paura” derivato dal lungometraggio in produzione e “Sbrain! Neuroni fuori di testa” che a partire dall’omonima serie TV attualmente in sviluppo in collaborazione con Rai e aziende Canadesi e Francesi, prevede la realizzazione di videogiochi, installazioni interattive, prodotti educativi sul tema della conoscenza del cervello.
At the same time, in agreement with the European Commission, has participated in missions in Canada, China, Korea and most European countries establishing relationships is cultural, and business with companies and institutions that support the development of digital products in the transmedia field.

 

FUSAKO YUSAKI


Fusako Yusaki, artista di fama internazionale nata in Giappone e residente in Italia da oltre cinquant’anni, è la protagonista assoluta dell’arte della plastilina italiana e pioniera del cinema d’animazione realizzato con questo straordinario mezzo nel nostro paese. La plastilina è l’elemento centrale dei suoi lavori e rappresenta la vita: cresce, è dinamica, si trasforma. La Yusaki ama plasmarla, immaginare cosa possa nascere o divenire da una semplice forma casuale. Tutti i suoi personaggi vedono il mondo con occhi da bambini ed esprimono movimenti e stati d’animo grazie al sapiente uso della luce e del colore, così come ogni forma è elemento fondamentale della narrazione eseguita in stop-motion. I protagonisti delle sue serie, di solito molto birbanti, si muovono in una dimensione ricca di colori, bellezza e positività. Laureata in design creativo nel 1960, He won the Bagatto d’Oro in 1971for his work in the liquor advertising Fernet Branca in transmission Carousel. He also won the Bronze Lion the International Advertising Festival Cannes in 1972.[1] After winning an international competition, in 1964 he settled in Milano, Where he attended the’Brera Academy and where he still resides. He collaborated with National Research Council, Making films about the origin of earthquakes. She was a member of the jury of the most prestigious animation film festival in 1989 ad Annecy, in France, in 1990 ad Hiroshima, in Japan, in 2000 a Zagreb, in Croatia, in 2002 ad Espinho, in Portugal and 2003 a Wissembourg, in France. In 2004 he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Film Festival Of The D'Art Bergamo. L’Hara Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo It houses the complete set of his movies. He collaborates with European and Japanese televisions creating acronyms, short films and short series, His historic symbol of the Tree Blue, characters like the dog Peo (whose stories are published by publisher Gallucci) and Naccio and Pomm.

 

Federico Fiecconi


Born in Rome on July 13, 1960, it is a critical and popularizer of the imaginary drawn that it has signed over 300 articles, essays and monographs on comics, illustration and animation. His articles have been published by Cineforum, Ciak, TV Sorrisi e Canzoni, Cinemagazine, Design, Mickey Mouse, Animation Reporter, Link, Fumodichina and many other publications including the historian Epoca, Where he debuted as a journalist over 30 years ago. And 'member of SNGCI – Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists which gives each year the Silver Ribbons to Italian cinema. He signed the volume Hollywood 2000 e baby mouse Ciakintasca. He wrote the introduction of various publications of animation and comics, including A thousand small jerks of Bruno Bozzetto, Supergulp! Disney and several necklaces. As animation historian is one of the most respected authorities on the cartoon and in particular on Disney. A collector of original animation, comics and illustration, has curated events and exhibitions, including the largest exhibition in Rome for the 50th anniversary of the magazine baby mouse, Personal Bruno Bozzetto: animation, Master! al Walt Disney Family Museum di San Francisco, l’antologica Cartoon Stars 2016 in San Marino and various exhibition appointments Cartoon ClubUntil the recent exhibition on 'Arte de I Simpson. In 2003 he was artistic director of the Festival Cartoon Preview Asolo, a festival founded by Italian animation masters including Pierluigi de Mas, Giuseppe Laganà, Osvaldo Cavandoli and Bruno Bozzetto. With the latter in June 2017 in announcing the festival of animated films BergamoTOONS. She interviewed major industry figures such as Charles Schulz, Chuck Jones, Roy E. Disney, John Lasseter, the last employees of the group of "nine old men" of Walt Disney; but Floyd Gottfredson and Carl Barks. In his travels as a reporter met with George Lucas, Tim Burton and all the major film directors and authors of the spectacular and world animation. Since 2006 he is executive producer of the award-winning series of The Cartoons of Zecchino d'Oro. It 'been a jury member of major international events including Cartoon Club and Annecy. Professor of University Masters of the history of cinema, advertising and communication.

 

Giuliano Piccininno


The production of Giuliano Piccininno, born in Giffoni Valle Piana (Salerno) on September 5, 1960, is very diverse; in fact it passes from the comic, much like designer that as the author of texts, graphics for the publishing industry and in the field of commercial production (calendars, posters, etc. discs covers). Among other things, he has worked with magazines such as “Alan Ford”, “Tiramolla”, “Arthur King”, Before moving to Dampyr in 1997. In the same year, he received the award “Fumo di China” best new author. Giuliano Piccininno lives and works in Valdagno (Vicenza).

 

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