Sunday, 26 February 2012

Interview about Richard III

I was interviewed by the blog Fly High about my interest in Richard III. There's the possibility of win a copy of my comic, The Boar. Please have a look!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Celebrity Death Match: King Arthur VS Charlemagne!

The two grandfathers of Medieval Europe
King Arthur and Charlemagne are the founding figures at the origin of the two main cycles of epic/romance poetry, the Arturian cycle (or matter of Britain) and the Carolingian cycle (or matter of France.) The Carolingian cycle continued to be developed until the beginning of XVII century, producing masterpieces from the Song of Roland to the Orlando Furioso. The Arthurian cycle was rekindled during the XIX century and continues to present days; I'd like to see a similar attention for the Carolingian cycle.

King Arthur and Charlemagne playing chess was a very old idea of mine... dating back some three years at least. I finally did it for the Historical Characters series.

For the first time, I show you something I inked with a tablet! :)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Historical Characters: Romulus Augustus

Woe to that land that's governed by a child.
(Richard III, II, iii, 11)

For the Historical Characters series
The last Western Roman emperor (deposed 476 AD)

This one was inked with a Sennelier Indian ink and my usual Hunt #108 nib. It's a very thick ink, so much that the nib clogs after a few strokes. I would recommend to dilute it when using with thin nibs.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Article about The Boar

Keeping tracks of things...

Maria Grazia wrote a super-interesting article about my comic, The Boar, praising me so much that I'm humbled. That's what she wrote:

The historical facts, battles and politics, are just hinted at: it is mainly a romance made up of flashes with many shifts in time. If a flaw must be found in this beautiful , original graphic work it is that someone who does not know the facts may feel lost and disoriented. But it is such an atmospheric, gripping tale that they may be lead to search and discover more about this fascinating character: "Dickon", the man who will become Richard III.

An interview for the same blog will be published soon. Thank you! :D

Saturday, 18 February 2012

LA Zine Fest 2012

Tomorrow, Sunday February 19, 2012, there will be the LA Zine Fest! Giulie Speziani (Ginger Rabbit Studio) will be there with our comic, By the Slice. Go and have fun for me!

Friday, 10 February 2012

The Queen of Sheba

For the Historical Characters series

During her stay at Solomon's palace, the wealthy Queen of Sheba discovered that the most precious possession was water.

From wikipedia: The narrative given in the Kebra Negast - which has no parallel in the Hebrew Biblical story - is that King Solomon invited the Queen of Sheba to a banquet, serving spicy food to induce her thirst, and inviting her to stay in his palace overnight. The Queen asked him to swear that he would not take her by force. He accepted upon the condition that she, in turn, would not take anything from his house by force. The Queen assured that she would not, slightly offended by the implication that she, a rich and powerful monarch, would engage in stealing. However, as she woke up in the middle of the night, she was very thirsty. Just as she reached for a jar of water placed close to her bed, King Solomon appeared, warning her that she was breaking her oath, water being the most valuable of all material possessions. Thus, while quenching her thirst, she set the king free from his promise and they spent the night together.

This one was inked with a Pentel Pocket brush.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Very late infos

I tend to lose tracks of events, that's why I'm only reposting now the link to an interview I gave to Something We Like back in September.

Also this

is the video of a TV news report they broadcast about our movie at the beginning of January.

Cleopatra and Caesarion

For the Historical Characters series. Inked with a Japanese pen brush.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Inserisci linkI have in mind doing a series of historical characters as exercise... Boadicea was suggested by a couple of people on deviantArt and facebook.

Inked with a Leonardt 300 nib and coloured with Photoshop.