Alice Piaggio was born in Genoa, but grew up in Bogliasco, a small village of surfers and fishermen. In 2014, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, then, in 2017, she graduated in Graphics of images and illustrations at the ISIA institute in Urbino. She lives in Ticino, Switzerland, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, green meadows and chestnut woods. Winner of Premio Illustri 2019 in the Magazine and newspaper category, she’s the co-founder of PELO magazine. She collaborates with Italian and foreign magazines and publishers.
An illustrator from Rimini, Marianna graduated in fashion and works on promotional and publishing projects for children. Drawing is her profession, as well as her favourite tool for communicating and exploring the world. She likes to experiment with combinations of traditional and digital tools, drawing and photography in particular. In 2018, she won the Nati per Leggere award with her first photo-illustrated book Il viaggio di Piedino, Bacchilega Junior.
Alongside drawing, she teaches a visual communication seminar for the University of Bologna’s fashion department in Rimini. She writes about books and educational activities related to drawing for the magazines “Ad Un Tratto” and “Occhiovolante”.
Peppo Bianchessi is an author and illustrator of children's books published in Italy and around the world. He has collaborated, among others, with Donato Carrisi, Roberto Piumini, Aidan Chambers, Melvin Burgess, Luca Crovi, Pierdomenico Baccalario, Anna Vivarelli. In 2013 he was selected by Bologna Children's Book Fair for the illustrators show.
Raffaella Bolaffio was born in Trieste in late March 1977 during a snowstorm, in 1978 she learned how to hold a pencil in her hand, in 1979 she learned how to chew it, in 1980 she finally started using it to draw and since then hasn’t stopped except to eat or use the bathroom. To earn a living she chose a very nice job: she writes and draws and has published many books with various Italian and foreign publishers. She especially loves to write and draw animal stories, because she feels a certain affinity with creatures. In her spare time, she writes, draws, chews pencils, creates puppets, walks her dog, and plays the ukulele.
PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO & LUIGI SPAGNOL