Pay Per Laugh: Il Manifesto and the “Visibility” Currency

Have you ever been paid in visibility? Visibility is an odd currency, whose value increased ten-fold when the internet era kicked in – say, the beginning of the 2000s. If my visibility liquidity was converted in euros, I’d be a millionaire. What is this visibility retribution? It happens when a professional in some field, aContinue reading “Pay Per Laugh: Il Manifesto and the “Visibility” Currency”

Summary Executions

Summary Executions: a Cartoon about Editorial Cartoons and Powerful Governments The Portugues cartoonist Vasco Gargalo has been accused of antisemitism after he drew a cartoon against the Israeli government behavior towards Palestine. He is only the last of a long row of cartoonists whose head is served on a silver plate after they upset theContinue reading “Summary Executions”

Interview about satire on L’Adige

I recently had the pleasure of having a nice chat with Giada Vicenzi, journalist of the daily newspaper L’Adige – Quotidiano indipendente del Trentino Alto Adige. We talked about my tiny but fun career within the field of political satire, and about the importance satire has in generating and enhancing political debate. The outcome wasContinue reading “Interview about satire on L’Adige”

“The Persistence of Climate Change”

The 25th UN Climate Change Conference – the so called COP25 – is happening in Madrid. Lots or words are spent on how to stop emissions before it’s too late, on how to collaborate, on how to improve. In the meantime, climate change persists.

“Let There Be Light”

“Let There Be Light”: On 6 November the café bookshop La Pecora Elettrica, in Centocelle (Rome) has been put on fire for the second time. This criminal attacks to a place of cultural gathering can’t be tolerated. Culture is everything, without knowledge and the sharing of it we are nothing.