✨✨ The first OltrEconomia Festival illustrated political satire contest is officially open!! ✨✨
The theme of the contest – and of the Festival, in Trento from 30th May to 2nd June 2019 – is “Lands of Disobedience”, that is lands – real or metaphorical – where civil disobedience takes place. Here’s the LINK: https://oltreconomia.info/contest/
The initiative is sponsored by Strike, The Cartoon Movement, Cartoon Home Network International and powered by my #MyTakeOn project and obviously the OltrEconomia Festival.
“The Black Wave”: Far right parties are steadily on the rise everywhere in the world.
“Fortress Europe”: A Cartoon About the European Policy over Migrations.
It’s the tenth of January and I decided to, finally and officially, start my year, drawing this.
It was the Spring of 2017 when I was following a drawing course at the Andromeda Art Laboratory, in Trento. We were exercising on shapes, objects and movement and I was copying a famous illustration of a flying hat, made by I dunno any more what amazing artist.
So, I had drawn a saggy and quite mediocre hat with pencil – not so different from this one I just did – and Toti, the teacher, came to me and, looking from over my shoulder, said excited: “It flies!”
So this is my wish for us all: to manage to draw our flying hat. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to be pretty, the important thing is that it flies, making us happy.
Happy new year.
“Allons Enfants de la Gendarmerie”: a cartoon against French police violence over protesters
“Le Gilet Guidant le Peuple”: A cartoon about the yellow vests protests
✨ I had the pleasure, yesterday in Revò, to get on stage and talk about what I think it’s important a just-turned-18 keeps in mind, a bit about ethics and a bit about myself as a political cartoonist ✨
And I have to say I feel a bit better about the future, now! Apart from the fact that these dudes don’t smell and don’t look like a homeless scarecrow – like I did at their age – they also got some self confidence and were able to cope with a number of questions I posed them, giving some really interesting answers.
Well, what I can say to sum it up is that they have no idea what ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ is – finally we’re starting to forget Donna Summer! – that they think ‘Crystal Ball’ “was” a thing – sad face – and most importantly they, for example, think there’s not enough engagement among younsters. Some read newspapers, some online, some in paper. One of them told me that immigration will bring more people to meet – definitely a good attitude.
Then there was a guy that was unbelievably happy with everything! Lucky him! And another that told me for his 18th birthday he didn’t get drunk. I don’t believe you, man. I don’t believe you! Actually I didn’t either 😉