In Illustrations on November 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm
Hey, this blog has been kind of science heavy lately. To compensate here is Manoman, an angry alien wrestler which just took part to the PICS (Pescara Intergalactic Comic Show). I’m kind of thinking of writing an old fashioned sci-fi superhero comic for a change. Maybe I’ll do that one day… in the meanwhile you can watch him fight Piedipagina on the canale delle mazzate (the fight club of cartoonists).
Many thanks to Simone Angelini for organizing both these fights and inviting me to the festival, where I met many lovely people!
In Illustrations, science on October 8, 2013 at 10:08 am
After finishing Neurocomic I have been collaborating with some cutting edge projects, approaching neuroscience in a completely different way. I am not allowed to reveal the details, for now, but here is an illustration I made for one of them.
In Illustrations, science on September 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm
Please, support this Kickstart project and help mcb80x to buy BackyardBrains spikerboxes for 100 of their students. Together we can make science a bit more democratic and education a bit more free and interactive! And if neuroscience, MOOCs and DIY experiments are not enough good reasons to support this amazing project, for $75 you can also get a signed screenprint of this illustration I made especially for them.
In Illustrations, NEUROCOMIC, science on August 23, 2013 at 7:25 am
That’s it. Just go and read it!
You can find it at the lovely Nobrow shop or your favourite bookstore.
In 6 Degrees Of Separation, Illustrations on August 17, 2013 at 10:30 am
Hey, I’m going to ROMICS 2013 in October, to present 6 Gradi di Separazione at the stand of Bel-Ami Edizioni. I will be signing books, eat lots of supplì and get nostalgic about the old days when I used to live in Rome. Don’t miss it!PS: I’ve been kind of quiet lately because I was finishing my PhD. Now it’s finished and I have many new projects coming up, watch this space!
In Illustrations, science on May 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm
It has been a while since my last post. Mostly I have been busy writing my thesis (finally submitted) but I have also started working on some exciting new projects and collaborations. This is a drawing from the most ambitious one but I prefer not to reveal the details for now.
In Illustrations, NEUROCOMIC, science on January 26, 2013 at 10:28 am
This post is somehow related to Neurocomic (by the way, did you see the new hand-drawn website?) but also much more than that…
So, the news is that I will be performing some live events in the next few months. The neurocomic team will be armed with microscopes, real brain slices and sketchbooks, and everyone is invited to draw some neurons with me and learn some science along the way. It is kind of an experiment, I hope it will be fun! Oh, if you need more reasons to join us, I also made a giant comic-poster about Cajal for the occasion.
We will try this first with the friends of SUPERLAB on the 20th of February (from 7.30pm) at the Bedroom Bar.
Then we are going to take it to the Barbican Wonder Street Fair for 4 consecutive days: 7-9 April.
Entry is FREE of course. Hope to see you there!
In Illustrations, NEUROCOMIC on December 16, 2012 at 11:53 am
In a few days I’m flying to Italy. I’m going to take a short break from comics and focus on my thesis, but before I go I made this little card to thank all of you who supported me so far. This has been an incredibly good year (for me in general and for Neurocomic in particular) but it looks like next year is going to be even better! Have a good time and see you all soon.
In Illustrations, Short stories on September 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm
It is again that time of the year when I have to draw something for my favourite Italian fanzine. The topic of the next issue is cycle and once again it inspired me a sad love story (with a scientific twist). It also gave me an opportunity to experiment a little bit with what I call hypercomics. Although, since last Wednesday Randall Munroe published click and drag this word assumed a whole new meaning. If you haven’t seen it yet I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to explore this comic masterpiece. But first of all, enjoy The Water Cycle:
(click on the picture to enlarge it and read it full size)
In Illustrations, science on August 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm
Here is a neuroscience illustration which I realized for the first issue of Ionic Magazine (soon to be published). I’m really looking forward to this amazing project, which asked artists to interpret and illustrate some interesting science articles (the one assigned to me was about opioid receptors, the secret of pleasure and pain).
I will bring this, together with some Neurocomic originals at the Thinking through Drawing exhibition, at Wimbledon College from the 12th to the 14th of September. Come and say “hello”, if you’re around.
NOTE (for the fussy scientists): I’m aware that these are normal poppies, rather than Papaver somniferum but I am taking an artistic licence here, roll with it.