As an author and illustrator, Peppo Bianchessi has collaborated with some of the most important Italian and international children’s authors: Roberto Piumini, Aidan Chambers, Melvin Burgess, Anna Vivarelli, Ugo Vlcic, Guido Quarzo, Tsuji Hitonari, Kaori Ekuni, P.D.Baccalario, Luca Crovi and others. He has published in Italy and abroad. As a video artist, he has created various installations and video clips (including “Chinatown” by Caparezza). He has received several awards and exhibited his works in Italy and around the world.
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.