Wednesday, September 16, 2009


How comes that many artists, including Leonardo Da Vinci, left so many unfinished works? How comes that many others feel that every single project they've been working on has such an unfinished look to it? Why do they always feel there's something missing? 
When is a piece of art actually finished?
Uncertainty seems to be part of the whole process, and that makes one ask "What if?". Should we call it "Whatiffy Art"? Should we start a movement or just pretend to do so? 
Asking questions is important, I know, but offering solutions is also an opportunity to reflect on the subject matter, to the very purpose of one's work.
I don't have many answers, but I know that humanity goes on anyway.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Just a few days ago, on July 9th, I attended the opening of the Blog & Nuvole exhibition at Colonne di San Lorenzo, downtown Milano. On display were some reproductions of works carried out by a few of the most important comics illustrators in Italy, including Master Misesti, Massimo Giacon and Enea Riboldi, whom I had the honour to meet and get acquainted with. I was finally delivered a copy of the catalogue, whose cover was designed by Lorenzo Mattotti. My image was pretty much everywhere because it's become the Icon for the whole event. I must say that I've been very lucky once again.
Here's their website:

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Congratulations, you met none of the requirements. I see that you've failed dramatically in your tests. Your ideas, if any, must be literally mined to be found, and even so, they are so trivial that you deserve a warm appreciation for the historically worth remembering lack of committment on your side. At this point, I am proud to tell you thet the only way for you to pass this test is to get a Nobel prize in any field of your choice.
You've better hurry before you head for the dump of history.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Time is like a dog's tail or like a laundry line tied elsewhere. It swings, it wiggles, it warps.
We wobble through it. Some bounce from moment to moment.
If everything goes as it should, my time likely spans between my first pijamas and my best suit.

This illustration painted with acrylics on masonite, was made for a very interesting initiative called Blog & Nuvole, where comics artists were asked to illustrate short posts by blogs' authors. I didn't actually participate to it, but by sheer luck was invited to be amongst the guest artists and my image here appears on the catalog's back cover.

Saturday, February 07, 2009


Space-cruising into the unknown is easier if well supported by one's faith. Without faith, the crew can only withstand the strain by trusting its Captain, therefore having faith in him. But if the Captain has no faith, he can only trust his ship, thus putting his faith in a nice piece of technology, made by men and machines, which occasionally fail. Fortunately there is still hope that a friendly group of yet undiscovered and technologically wise aliens are following each and every move of theirs and, in case of peril, might intervene. But if the aliens have no faith, their own wisdom might lead them to behave in unespected ways not mentioned in the sacred scriptures, therefore in breach of the terrestrial ship's crewmembers's beliefs. But, if, as we said earlier, they have no faith, no major problem might occur. In the worst case scenario, when they all die, they go to hell and bring their captain and the aliens with them. Who cares?

Monday, February 02, 2009


Recession? What recession?
The Ox says that as long as grass grows green he won't worry about such things.
I agree and think pOXitive.