“Only in the darkness of the room in contact with other spectators, in fact, it is possible to feel the cinema”
Peppe D’Antonio, Twenty Years of the Future. History of Linea d’Ombra Festival Culture Youth, Salerno, Anima di Gomma, 2015
Illustrator, cartoonist, his strips have a characterization of social and political satire, addressing issues related to legality, pacifism, human rights. His favorite targets are fundamentalisms, Italian and foreign politicians, the State and its laws, commerce and its limits. In October 2008 one of his cartoons published in “Emme”, a satirical annex of l’Unità that targets Minister Brunetta, and members of the government, raises questions of censorship regarding his works. After the closure of Emme and Paparazzin (satirical insert of Liberation), he founds together with Carlo Gubitosa: Mamma! In January 2009, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the death of Fabrizio De André, with the critic Nicola Cirillo he presents “Come una specie di Sorriso”, an exhibition of cartoons inspired by his songs. In 2012 at the Museum of Satire and Caricature of Forte dei Marmi an anthological exhibition was held: more than 200 cartoons and 7 sculptures. From the end of 2012 until September 2019 he is the cartoonist at Il Manifesto. Since October 2019 he has been a cartoonist at La Repubblica. Since 2017 he has been designing the “Taglio Alto” column on L’Espresso.
Born in Rome, in this city where she lives and works she completed her artistic studies and graduated in Decoration at the Academy of Fine Arts under the teaching of Sante Monachesi and Antonio Scordia. Since 1972 she has taught Pictorial Disciplines in Art Schools and Art Institutes. In 1991 she directed the Art Institute of Bologna and from 1992 to 2019 the current “Enzo Rossi” State Art School in Rome, formerly the Institute of Art for the Decoration and Furniture of the church. From 2014 to 2019 she was President of the National Network of Art Schools (ReNaLiArt) of which she is currently the Honorary President. Painter, she has been involved in photography and literature for children for years. In 2010 she published with the Gangemi publishing house the book “FotoGrafie” edited by Daniela De Angelis and in 2011, with ACCO Editore, the book “Filastrocche di Mariagrazia Dardanelli”. She is included in the Anthology of contemporary Italian poetry for children “Heaven for children” edited by Professor Livio Sossi of the University of Udine. They wrote about her: Marina Poggi D’Angelo, Ivo Camerini, Nicola Caldarone, Isabella Bietolini, Giuseppe F. Pollutri, Marco Lenzi, Simonetta Capanna, Oriana Impei, Emanuele Marsigliotti, Andrea Bonavoglia, Daniela De Angelis, Daniela Falasca, Happy Boy. Her works are in public and private collections in Italy and abroad.
Andrea Scoppetta lives and works between Naples and Rome. In 2001 he creates, with Alessandro Rak, the animation studio Rak & Scopp, giving life to a fruitful artistic partnership. Among the most significant works: the videos “The fear” for the musical group “Bisca” and “Canzone su Londra” for the “24 Grana” and the comics “Zero or One” (Lavieri), “A skeleton story” (GG Studio), “Sereno su Gran parte del Paese”: a fairy tale for Rino Gaetano (Yellow Beak) and “Quinto: Non Uccidere” (Renoir). He collaborates as an illustrator for children for the Lavieri publishing house, realizing “C’è un Mostro nel Bosco”, “l’ingegnoso Signor Don Chisciotte della Mancia” e “Il Pifferaio di Hamelen” From 2013 to 2016 he collaborates as character designer first in Disney/Pixar and then in Dreamworks. Since 2017 he has been chief character designer for Al/one production and creates the characters of the animated film Trash.