Posts tagged “mario ferracina



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.




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.



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!


la voce della terra

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!”: 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


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!


Some tiki stuff I made through the artistic supervision of Marco Bressan and his Ozlab Funfactory. These signs will be placed in the tiki area you can find at Aqualandia, the number one waterpark in Italy, based in Jesolo Beach. The biggest one is the classic warning advice you can see while going upstairs to the slides. The text will be printed on the surf. The tiki masks are placed on the roof of the fast food. Click on images to enlarge.

SLAM & HOWIE and the Reserve Men

Hello everybody! This is the brand new shirt design for the well-known speed-country heroes SLAM & HOWIE and the Reserve Men. If you don’t know what I’m talkin’ about, check them out! Dear italian friends, they’ll come in Italy in June so you can see their amazing show (and buy THAT shirt too)! I’m pretty sure that if you’re a white-trash-dirty-greasy-evil punk, this shirt is a must-have. You can also buy some merch through the band’s website.



I can finally post the tribute I’ve done for “Dylan Dog in mostra a Caldogno“, a very special expo about Dylan Dog, the well-known italian comic character. As you can see it’s a 100% Hell Mariachi concept between Dylan Dog and the art of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. It’s a Dylan Fink. It’s pretty lowbrow. Weird enough. And I had fun. At the bookshop you can find the official catalogue and 5 postcards, limited edition.

Hell Mariachi Wear

Hi everybody! I’m thinking about posting every single article in english, and I’m starting now. So I apologize with you for mistakes. The image above should be the very first Hell Mariachi Wear t-shirt ever printed. I’m starting with 2 different designs, and this is the first one. As many of you should know, I’ll be hosted by the Italian Poster Rock Art expo 2012 so I’m working on a few merch to sell there. Some posters, shirts and also Hell Mariachi Traditional Hair Pomade. Yes, you read well, hair pomade. Stay tuned!

JOHNNY LODA – godforsaken land

Eccoci qua finalmente. Era da un po’ di tempo che non postavo qualcosa. Mi rifaccio vivo con la cover definitiva per l’ultimo album dei Johnny Loda Trio, in uscita verso marzo per la tedesca Part Records. Qualche post più in giù trovate la bozza relativa al progetto. Per loro ho curato anche tutto il packaging incluso il booklet di 12 pagine. Le grafiche verranno inoltre utilizzate per il nuovo sito.