Carla Anzile was born in Pordenone, where she currently lives, in a house with a blue door.
As a girl she wanted to study languages and travel the world but her good intentions stopped in London.
Her first job was as an animator and actress in children's theatre, hanging out in the squares of Italy and even on national TV; for 25 years she has been a primary school teacher and active in the promotion of children's literature.
She made her debut in 2020 with the illustrated book “Il gatto con i pattini a rotelle” for ELI and with the detective novel “Uscita di sicurezza” for Pelledoca.
She dreams of travelling the world on her Vespa T5, but only after writing the perfect fantasy.
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Maddalena Schiavo lives in the region of Vicenza. After a degree in philosophy, she worked as a librarian dealing principally with children’s literature. A children's author, for some years she has published picture books and children's books with important Italian publishers.
I live in Rome
I hate low ceilings and socks with loose elastic. My balance sobs, I don't know how to run, I draw well and write excellently. I recount the world of comics in lessons, meetings and workshops and, through comics, I try to describe the world. Born in August 1976, I was raised on bread and cartoons and graduated in Political Science with a thesis on Will Eisner.
I am an author of cartoons, humorous comic strips, illustrations and comic stories for girls and boys.
I conceived the Timothy Top series and wrote and designed the comics manuals Tutti Possono Fare Fumetti (Everyone Can Make Comics) and Come Creare Fumetti (How to Create Comics) published by Tunuè. I write and illustrate for Il Castoro, Coconino, Comix, Dami, Mondadori Ragazzi and Sonda.
I am one of the creators and organisers of the ARF! comics festival in Rome.
the story I wish I had written… is Ordinary Victories by Manu Larcenet.
I reccommend The Master and Margarita, Treasure Island, Crime and Punishment and the Malaussène saga; all of Calvin and Hobbes, To the Heart of the Storm and Why I Killed Peter; The Goonies, The Matrix and Back to the Future; all the music that makes you feel good.
in my (little) free time... I travel, walk, breathe slowly and learn to share emotions.
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Serenella Quarello writes for children and teaches spanish in a high school. She lives in a wood where, among animals, children and little daily disasters, she finds inspiration.
She has published "“Non puoi correre in pantaloncini corti! - 50 donne che hanno fatto la storia dello sport” for Rizzoli Mondadori, and several illustrated books and novels for tweens.
She writes theatrical scripts and directs a student theatre company, "Las Máscaras" with which, among others, she won the "Colour Award" in the Cesena National Theater Competition, with "Frida de los dolores, Frida de los colores" inspired by Frida Kahlo and “Lives of Evita”.
Since 2009, she has published a dozen works on teaching Spanish.
Currently, she has some ideas brewing away...
Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia was born in Lecce province in 1978 and lives and works in Milan. She teaches in a high school and for years has collaborated with the libraries of the area as a referent for projects and workshops for the promotion of reading. In the school field she also deals with ways to promote inclusion and prevent bullying and cyberbullying.
She loves cats and grunge music and plays the electric bass guitar.
She is the author of the novels Le farfalle indiscrete (Einaudi Ragazzi 2014) and La versione del cuore (Edizioni EL 2015). Since 2018 she has collaborated with Book on a Tree as an author and ghostwriter.
Agnese Innocente, born in 1994, has had an unbridled passion for drawing and storytelling since she was a child. She made her debut with drawing and colour with the graphic novel Dieter is dead (texts by Federico Chemello and Maurizio Davide Furini). In 2019 she worked as the full author of the re-adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2019). In 2020, together with Sergio Rossi, she published the young adult graphic novel Giratondo.
She collaborates with many companies in the US, including Disney USA, Papercutz, and Space Between Entertainment. In Italy, she collaborates as an illustrator with several publishing houses such as Mondadori, Piemme, Giunti, Erickson, De Agostini, and Edizioni EL.
Alice Coppini was born in Novara on the 28th of March 1991. She graduated in illustration from the European Institute of Design (IED) and MiMaster in Milan. In 2017, she was selected for the Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair and nominated at the Nami Island Concours.
She has worked with Editoriale Scienza (Giunti), Giralangolo (Edt edizioni), Il Battello a Vapore, Balivernes éditions and Sinnos.
Antonio Bonanno (born in Catania in 1970) is an author and illustrator of children's books published in France and Italy. He has exhibited his works in Italy and abroad in various galleries. He received a special mention at Lucca Junior 2019 and "Bronze" at the 2019 Annual of the Illustrators Association.
He currently lives in Bergamo, teaches illustration and advertising graphics both in the public and private sectors, and works as a freelance graphic designer.
Carolina Grosa was born in Valle d'Aosta in 1993. She graduated in visual communication, illustration focus, at the IED in Turin, where she later specialised in animated cinema, studying at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography. She works as a freelance illustrator dividing her time between illustration for children (Fabbri, Eli La Spiga), editorial (La Stampa) and scholastic (Rizzoli, Giunti), and advertising graphics (Kinder®, Amuchina®, Grom).
Gabriele "as a child dreamed of being a wizard, then he began to draw and realized his dream". After graduating from IED Turin with a degree in illustration and visual communication, he works as a freelance illustrator. He draws comics for the weekly magazine "Origami" and for the “LaStampa” newspaper. He creates with the designer and ceramist Cecilia Mosso the line of illustrated ceramics "Memorie": ceramic objects that combine design, illustration and psychology. He has worked for RAIGulp (tv show “La Banda dei Fuoriclasse”).
Martina Tonello is an illustrator and aspiring carpenter. She likes to explore new places, be it the forest path, the road to a new city or a desk drawer. She was born in 1993 in Padua and now lives in Bologna, where she spends her time inventing stories and workshops for children. She publishes with various publishing houses including Electa Kids, Piemme and Editoriale Scienza.
Roberta lives and was born in Palermo. A dreamer by nature, she always looks for the positive side of things. She loves white sheets, simple lines and straight drawing. She illustrates for projects in Italy and abroad.
In 2016, she published Il viaggio di Sketch (Valentina Edizioni). In 2018, she wrote and published Il supereroe di casa (Pane e Sale edizioni) and illustrated Davide il mistero Qwerty (VerbaVolant Edizioni), winner of the Il gigante delle Langhe award and the following year Piccolo mago. She illustrated the Passepartout and Galactic School covers of the 2018/2019 Rizzoli Education / Erickson agendas.
In 2018, she illustrated 4 volumes for Hachette Children's Group Your mind matters and in 2019 Trallallà (Giunti) and Viola e la luna (Nomos).
In 2014, she founded, with others, the online illustration magazine Aduntratto.com, of which she is president.
Irene Penazzi (Lugo, 1989) is a freelance illustrator and author based in Italy. She has a degree in Illustration from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, with an internship at the Hamburg University of Applied Science (HAW), Germany. She has collaborated with Hamelin Associazione Culturale (Bologna) and Cineteca di Bologna.
She has got mentions in comic and illustration contests and works with italian publishers Terre di mezzo Editore (Milan), Editoriale Scienza (Trieste), Franco Cosimo Panini (Modena), Il Sicomoro and Il Pozzo di Giacobbe (Trapani), and French publishers Maison Eliza (Nantes) and Bayard Jeunesse (Montrouge).