BiographyGipi (Gian-Alfonso Pacinotti) was born in Pisa in 1963 and lives in Rome. He began his career as a cartoonist in 2003 with Esterno notte. His graphic and narrative talent is stated in a few short years and is granted not only to be a remarkable success, but also with many international awards, among which are the Goscinny Prize and the Prize for Best Album "Fauve d'Or" at the Festival International de la Comic Strip of Angoulême. Coconino Press published all his books in Italy: Questa è la stanza, a notebook of a war story ,S., LMVDM - La Mia Vita Disegnata Male, Diario di fiume e altre storie , an anthology Verticali, Baci dalla provincia and unastoria (among the finalists of the Strega Prize 2014). Having directed independent short films and videos, in 2011 he directed the film L’ultimo terrestre, produced by Fandango and screened in competition at the 68th Venice International film Festival of Venice. Always passionate about games, in 2015 he conceived and designed Bruti, a card game in medieval fantasy style.
At the festival
A selection of over two hundred original drawings from the the new book La terra dei figli by Gipi, published by Coconino Press Fandango. After the success of unastoria, the author introduces a long graphic novel that turns down colors, captions and voiceovers. Leaving us only with dialogues and silences, a running time with no ellipses, a story told in black and white that goes straight to the heart. Taking place in an unknown future after the end of civilization, it describes a world where a few survivors five their all in a daily struggle for survival. A limited edition of silkscreens will be realized for the occasion.