Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Raccoon & Skunk's Investigations

Here's something I have done today in between the pages: I might have actually started something here . :)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Lovecraftian Frogs

His is what I call a nice break from the pages I am working on. It actually started as a frog doodle and rapidly evolved in a full lovecraftian illustration.

I decided to slap some quick colors on it: still managing to get half good at Painter Razz

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Girls, Girls, Girls

Did this for the jam over at the girls forum on the drawing board based on J Bone's templates. These were so much fun to do!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

WIP - new project

Here's a wip from rough to final of a panel from a page I am working on today. And, as you can see, this isn't from the american indian book!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bond... James Bond

Here are a few sketches that I did for the monthly drawing jam over at the drawing board. This month's subject was James Bond. Hope you enjoy!

Moonraker 11/02

Classic Bond 11/07

Another Bond homage 11/09. I tried to kill 2 birds with one stone by homaging "Goldeneye" and "The world is not enough". The satellite is completely invented because I don't remember it and it seems I can't find any reference.

Sun 11/12 - Just thinking about the die-cast model of a Lotus I used to have as a kid -- the model, not the car. :)

11/14 - OK that was too cool not to make a sequence out of it.

11/15 - License to Kill
You know, having a license to kill isn't always pretty.

11/24 - Akiko from "You Only Live Twice"

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lost In the Dark

Here's my latest Lost sketch.

You can see previous Lost sketches here, here, and here.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Drawings on a Plane, part 2

More "flying" doodles. The first is a look at the first class, since I was sitting quite close to it Wink The second... well guess what was the other movie they had on schedule Wink Sadly I slept during that movie so I got just the end, even if I had chance to watch more of it flying back.

Drawings On A Plane

So, I have been in Italy for a little vacation but the date was decided by the need to attend at my sister's wedding Wink Anyhow, while there I have been drawing a lot, all traditional (no tablet or PC available Wink): I have been doing some commission work and some fun drawing. The following drawings have been done on the airplane on my way to Italy. The first is just a non-sense I drew while sitting for an hour waiting to take-off. I might ink this later. The second is inspired by the first movie they projected on the airplane. If I have time I am planning to do a full spoof of it (hoping no one gets offended Wink) Pencils and inks all done while flying. More to come (I have to scan the pages from my sketchbook Wink)

Monday, October 02, 2006


Well, I'm back from a much needed vacation to Italy. Went to my sister's wedding and got a chance to visit all my family. It was a wonderful visit, but now I'm home so it's time to get back to work. I didn't completely neglect drawing while I was away--have to stay in practice, you know. While I was in Italy, I worked on a few commissions that had been stacking up for some European collectors. So I'll share these here for anyone who's interested.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The Scooter - part 1

Here's a little something I did before bedtime...

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Talisman, pg 4

As promised, here's page 4 of The Talisman.

If you want to see the whole sequence without going to dig in the previous pages of this blog, just go here and you get the whole enchilada Smile (well, at least all that I have done so far Wink)

Jonah Hex - The Prey, pg 1

I got finally around to finish the first page of the short Hex story. There should be a page 4 at a certain point, then I will letter this puppy Wink. I also did few minor changes to page 2. If you want to see all 3 together, go here :

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Conan vs. The Killer Eels

Here's something I worked on today here and there, in between projects. Hope you guys dig it (I think of it as a young Conan dealing with 2 vicious big nasty eels.)

Metamorpho Redux

I went a lil' over with the composition but it's a warmup drawing before a full day of sequentials, so I needed to get in the storytelling state of mind.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


The Bat-Monkey got me interested so I did a quick color sketch last night (and it might be not the last one we will see of BM). Hope you dig it!!!

And I can't let a post about monkeys go without a drawing I did to celebrate the day Ape Entertainment announced to publish The Black Coat!!!

And here's a pinup I did back earlier this year for the book Wondercity. I think it was published in France or somewhere? I dunno - never saw the book. Pinup is cool though!!! (colored by Euan Mactavish).

Friday, September 01, 2006

Monkey Business

This month's jam on the Drawing Board is all about monkeys!!!!

Here are what were supposed to be my today warm-up sketches - I just ended up spending a lil' more time than planned. Sticking with Planet of the APes, this time in the Burton version. That wasn't really a "happy" remake and it wasn't Burton best movie, but I always thought that the make-up and costumes and the visuals in general were terrific. Anyhow, here it goes a cross-hatched Thade and some random designs.

afternoon warmup

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I wasn't very familiar with this character until it became subject for a drawing jam.
It turned out it was actually fun to draw, so fun that I had to do another drawing of him (it?) after the first one.
In each image there is also the lose rough sketch that I use as starting point when drawing these pieces.

Off topic: page 1 of The Prey coming soon :)


Friday, August 25, 2006

Fear Agent #11 solicited for November release

The solicit for Fear Agent #11 is now available. Rick Remender wrote an incredibly amazing script that was a pure joy to draw. Although I feel sorry sometimes for poor Heath - the things he has to go through.

Here's the solicit text from Diamond...
Written by Rick Remender, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Tony Moore.
An issue long "Tales of the Fear Agent" illustrated by legendary Italian illustrator Francesco Francavilla! A population of human flies pays Heath to protect them from a race of spiders slowly taking over their world. However, when Heath becomes impregnated with the spiders' eggs he becomes the planet's greatest threat.
32 pages, $2.99.
When my wife read the part about the "legendary" illustrator, she fell over laughing and suggested to hire Rick as my publicist. Thank you honey - I love you too!!

Tony Moore did a very nice cover for this issue. It's like t
he cherry on a pie baked by Rick and me (do you have this saying in English?). I am excited to see how looks this issue in print.

Jonah Hex - The Prey, pg 3

And now page 3 of the Prey (there will be a page 1 and 4 - I will update you on that). I have to show you what happened to hex after that last panel on page 2.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Sequentials in Color

I'm working on this short story that will be published in full-color (I am doing rough pencils, inks, and colors for this). I'm working a bit differently here than I do for Black Coat or Fear Agent; the page size is 9x12. I'll post more later, but for now, here is a closeup of a couple of panels.

Jonah Hex - The Prey, pg. 2

OK, so anybody who knows me saw this coming after that first Jonah Hex quick sketch of 2 days ago... I roughed out a short story that is titled "The Prey," and will post the remaining pages soon.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


As I said earlier, I'm in some mood for good westerns. I, like most Italians, grew up reading the king of all western comics, Tex. I remembered that I did some cool sketch of Tex for a jam on the Drawing Board last year and decided to find and share the pic.

Tex (last name: Willer), was created by Gianluigi Bonelli (father of the actual owner of Bonelli Editore, the publisher of Dylan Dog, Nathan Never, and Martin Mystere, just to name few) and Aurelio Galeppini in the far 1948.

In strips first, and in comicbook format later (since 1958), Tex has been one (if not the one) of the most popular comics loved by several generations of reader and started what it became the "Italian" format or standard for comicbooks. Tex is a ranger that has been in thousands adventures since 1948 with his pards: Kit Carson, Tiger Jack (a native american) and his son Kit.