Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Community Service

Me working in the cold!

I've started working on a new project with writer Dino Caruso. It's for a graphic novel called Community Service. The story is outstanding, and I'm thrilled that Dino chose me to illustrate it. You can read more on Dino's blog.

the very first sketch for the protagonist, Drummond.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Two reviews for By The Slice

By The Slice, the short comic I illustrated this summer on a script by Giulie Speziani, received two excellent reviews a little while ago! The first appeared on PF Blog and contains quite a few compliment about my drawings:

"It’s full of rich backgrounds, and simply terrific use of line weight. Gwen goes to work at a pizza joint called “Pie In The Sky” and I just adored everything that followed. The main character and overall visual style are just so good natured and aesthetically affable"

The second one appeared on Optical Sloth with equal enthusiasm:

"the art for this is fantastic and it’s a fun little story, so you should give it a shot"
So, thanks a lot to both reviewers! And don't forget to drop a line to Giulie at

By the Slice can be ordered here. Inserisci link

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Yesterday was a bad day... Once again, men scorn my feelings.
Guinevere knows.
Inserisci link

Friday, 25 November 2011

Fanart Friday again!

These are not exactly fanart, rather concepts that I was finally inspired to draw by the magnificent story about Adam and Eve, Original Sin, featured in A Flight of Angels, the new graphic novel by the wondrous Rebecca Guay.

Time is in the eye of the beholder part 2 & 3

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

24h comics Italy

Is done.

Friday, 11 November 2011

24h comics Italy

Tomorrow there will be the 24hours comics Italy, and I'll definitely try to participate. Comics will be published on the website Verticalismi. Please follow it! ;)

Monday, 7 November 2011

girl on the tube

with a huge pink salmon bag this evening

Friday, 4 November 2011

Halloween 2011



Di ritorno da Lucca con nuove idee e mezze proposte in testa. Speriamo di avere il tempo di metterle giù tutte.
Intanto, un piccolo resoconto di Halloween in quel di Lido di Camaiore.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Lucca 2011 is approaching!

On Sunday I'll leave for Lucca Comics & Games, and will be there until Wednesday.

Recently I've done a lot of sketches for A Dance with Dragons. You may find them on my tumblr.

I've sketched a new medieval short story recently... some 24 pages long, more or less. I wish I had the time to complete it. Who wants to publish it?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Don't Be Afraid is @ NYCC

Sorry for the kinda late announcement - I lost tracks of days with my current flu. So, above you can see the cover of Don't Be Afraid, which features "Daddy" - written by Justin Heggs and illustrated by me, published by the Elevator Pitch Press. You will find them at the New York ComicCon, booth #2939.

In the meantime, you can read an article about its creator here.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Sono in edicola

'Balloons' è sull'ultimo numero di Animals, adesso in edicola e in fumetteria.

animals: ANIMAls 25... c'è...

animals: ANIMAls 25... c'è...: vorrei che leggeste il mio editoriale, che troverete in forma un poco più lunga sulla rivista. Non è un addio. È un passaggio. Il ...

Saturday, 1 October 2011

By the Slice is somewhere out there

By the Slice, the comic I drew this summer for Giulie Speziani, is now on print.

Please see more here, and enjoy the San Francisco APE!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011


Flawed by *cabepfir on deviantART

For the "Flawed" contest on tumblr.

Eddard Stark refuses Renly Baratheon’s help: “And what should I do with a hundred swords, my lord?” (AGoT 508)

This was the first scene in which I realised, truly realised, that Ned was going to crumble under his inability to play the game of thrones. He senses it himself: “He found himself wondering if he had done the right thing by refusing Lord Renly’s offer.”

Ned was wearing a "white linen tunic and grey cloak", while Renly was "still in his hunting greens, his cloak spattered with blood".

ASOIAF (c) George RR Martin

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Daddy preview

Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been working on two comics at a time, both for the States.

Here above you can see page 2 of Daddy, words by Justin Heggs, pencils & inks by me. It will be ready for print for the New York Comicon, I believe.

Stay tuned.

Friday, 29 July 2011


(lady says: "Hello? No, you don't disturb me! I was having a coffee break."

Working on two projects at the moment. Quite busy, for once.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Mum has a new boyfriend

I am so awfully late in checking other people's blogs. Sorry. Working on super seekret pages at the moment.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Strange Eyes

The complete, 5-pages comic of Magnetic Fields' Strange Eyes has been published yesterday on . Thanks!

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Strange Eyes preview

Just finished my assignment for the 69 Love Songs Illustrated.

A sneak of page 4 (final pages are coloured):

Final mini-comic of Strange Eyes is made of 5 pages.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

New portfolio

I inform you of the birth of my brand new portfolio, which you may find here:

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Monday, 18 April 2011

Miller's tribute

Belated Fanart Friday with Hartigan and Nancy from Frank Miller's Sin City. On a side note: Balloons will probably be published on the Autumn issue of the Florida Review. Only two weeks till the Comicon! Be ready!

Friday, 15 April 2011


Waiting for new material, a little concept from the past. Drawn at ACA, Florida, October 2010.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Skirts and dignity

I'm waiting a few replies. In the meantime, a new fanart for A Song of Ice and Fire:

Skirts and Dignity by *cabepfir on deviantART Cersei gathered up her skirts and dignity. "This must be very frightening for you. I shall forgive those words." (AFfC, p. 810, Harper ed.)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Balloons sketchdump

Sketchdump for my WIP mini-comic, Balloons. Choosing the tool to ink it... it was eventually inked with brush pens. Please read it right to left in most cases.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Balloons preview

A preview for my new mini-comic (seven pages) Balloons for the Florida Review. The Florida Review, the literary journal of the University of Central Florida (which we visited during our ACA residency with Craig Thompson), is going to host a special section about graphic novels. Balloons is a short story about mixing drawings with words. I'm currently inking it, so stay tuned for the whole thing.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Sophy and Charles

Sophy and Charles by *cabepfir on deviantART

Joanne Renaud asked me to draw a fanart for Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophy, and here you go. It's the first time I inked with a G-pen (a Japanese nib) and it's not even as flexible as Hunt #108 Flexible Quill.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Happy birthday Miriel


March 12 is the birthday of Miriel, one of the main characters of my ever-going saga, Asanor. Yes, she has green hair, the result of being the only child without magical powers of a magical family.

Watercolour pencils and watercolour on Langton Prestige. It's the first time I use this paper.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Scarlet Letter

Uuh I still had to show you this:


Arthur Dimmesdale, Hester Prynne, Pearl and Roger Chillingworth from Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.

Ooh good news: I've been hired to draw Magnetic Fields' Strange Eyes for 69 Songs Illustrated! Cool.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Merlin and Vivianne

Merlino e Viviana by *cabepfir on deviantART

"La mort c'est seulement la mort, mais l'amour, c'est l'amour" (Magnetic Fields - Underwear)

Monday, 21 February 2011

A little sketch with a little military bastard.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

inks, nibs, Asanor & Hook


This is the first picture I ink with the new Hunt #108. The brand new brass surface had difficulties in keeping the ink, and it also seemed harder than the previous (now broken ç_ç) nib. At the beginning I had to dip the nib in the ink bottle almost every centimetre. I had almost finished inking when the nib started to be dirty enough to behave as I expected.

Anyway, this is my usual clutter when I try to ink in a clean way - I don't know, but I always get less interesting results when I try to be clean. Moreover, I'm still unsatisfied when I try to place deep blacks.

This drawing, in any case, was intended to show two main characters of my saga, Asanor: the protagonist (on the right) and his love interest, Miriel (on the left). She is the daughter of a typographer, hence their well-equipped bookshelves.


This, instead, is the last drawing I inked with the late #108. It's Hook peeling an apple for Wendy. You could tell I had just re-watched the Peter Pan movie with Jason Isaacs (squee). What you couldn't tell, since I adjusted the level, is that it was inked with a Lefranc & Bourgeois Chinese Ink, bought in Angoulême. It's a truly dreadful ink, if I may say the truth. I heard that people call the Pelikan ink a diluted wash; it only means they haven't tried the Lefranc & Bourgeois, because, meh, this is dirt water with a drop of black, not an ink. The only pro is that it's extremely flowing; but it's way too clear, almost grey, not pitch-black.