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COMIC BOOK PANEL – THE CREATIVE PROCESS

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The image above explains itself: it’s the creative process behind a comic panel. From digital color to storyboard, from the end to the beginning, a sneakpeek of a personal project I’ll never finish.

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DEAD LOVERS CAN’T WAIT

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Is this the beginning of something? Nope, it’s just the end. A little comeback to the “love and death” atmosphere I tried several times to draw when I was a struggled teenager. To make this cocktail of feelings you need to be a teenager, no friends, no girlfriend (of course), few drops (or more) of Tim Burton and shake it along with Guybrush Threepwood’s ginger beer surrounded by a dark room where the only light come from an old Amiga 500 screen aaaand.. you’re served! Anyway, afterlife seems like hell to our little zombie here, waiting for his beloved wife. ‘Until death do us part” remember? Burocracy.


STEP BY STEP

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This is a personal project just for the fun of it. I’m trying to force myself to not draw every single detail but the more incisive, that it’s so much fun and more communicative. Here’s a step-by-step picture that explain the whole process. There’s no drawing or sketching, I just let those random grey shapes to tell me what to do, so this is the reason why is quite a non-sense illustration. Seems like a fat Ryu from the Street Fighter videogame caught with his hand in the cookie jar!


NELLE TERRE DEI GAL – SCARICA GRATIS LA SERIE A FUMETTI!

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Ciao a tutti! In attesa di ulteriori aggiornamenti suigli ultimi lavori, sono qui a presentarvi un progetto che mi ha tenuto impegnato negli ultimi mesi del 2013. Si tratta della mini-serie a fumetti “Nelle Terre dei Gal”, 6 numeri sceneggiati dall’ottimo Francesco Matteuzzi in compagnia Elisabetta Brusa che ha visto alle matite, oltre a me, anche gli amici e colleghi Isacco Saccoman, Carlo Piu, Antonio Menin, Federico Vicentini e Andrea Rossetto. Ai colori di copertina Stefania Miola. Supervisione di Francesco Frosi e Stefano Tamiazzo della Scuola Internazionale di Comics di Padova. L’immagine qui sopra illustra brevemente il processo di creazione di tavola 11 del numero 5 “La voce della terra”: storyboard, matite e chine. Qui potete scaricare l’intera serie in formato digitale. Le storie sono disponibili anche in formato cartaceo!

 

Clicca qui per accedere alla pagina del GAL Patavino dedicato al progetto e scaricare l’intera serie!

 

Buona Lettura!


THIS IS BATTERY ACID YOU SLIME!

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“this is battery acid you slime!”: this is what Eddie said, according to the original version of “IT”, the screenplay adaptation of the well-known Stephen King’s book. The italian overdub is a little bit different: “questo è acido muriatico brutto mostro!”. Maybe they had thought that muriatic acid is more dangerous than the batteries one. Anyway, this is just a little tribute I made in my spare time to the Pennywise and Eddie scene, I hope you enjoy it! I used to watch this mini-series several times (first part much better though) when I was younger just because of the Tim Curry’s character. The movie pretty sucks but this evil yet funny clown still fascinates me.


MILA ZAGO – tribute

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This is just a little tribute I made for “Regina Nera” the brand new episode of Matteo Strukul‘s saga, presented for the first time here. Matteo is also the mind behind Sugarpulp project. There you can reach the author and see this amazing exhibition by Schio Comics Collective!


HELL MARIACHI – POMADE

Hell Mariachi PomadeWork in progress.. It’s been about 5 or 6 years now that I’m using my own pomade. It’s time for a brand new merchandise. Would you like a pomade like this, fellow greasers?


ROCKERS’ GARAGE

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I made this company symbol a while ago for a friend which is starting his own shop. In this shop you will be able to purchase spare parts for old motorcycles. Only for men with greasy hair and bad boy attitude!

H.M.


Lucky Brews – Japa

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Artwork for Lucky Brews’ Japa beer labels.

H.M.


Happy 2013

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Hi there! This is a present I gave myself for x-mas: a couple of days spent working on a personal artwork, finally. This is the first time after at least 1 year waiting. By the way, I’ve got a lot of custom art to post, so I’ll come back soon!

H.M.