How is a comic born? What is the creative process from the first ideas to a finished graphic novel? How much time is needed from the first steps to a finished work? Where does the artist get his inspiration and how does he turn it into something on the page?
To get some answers to these questions- answers, however, that are always extremely personal and unique to every artist, closely tied to the artist’s life experience- we delve into Manuele Fior’s studio.
Fior was awarded the Fauve d’Or 2011 at Angouleme for Cinquemila chilometri al secondo and he returned to comics last year with L’intervista, a story that unites science-fiction environments with a reflection on the passage of time and the endurance of emotional relationships.
L’intervista was immediately received as an important work for its reflections on language and emotional content which come from a wide array of images. We are lucky enough to be able to bring the public’s attention to these aspects through new concepts in the exhibition space, beginning with this show.
The show documents the methodical steps and the technical nature that carried the first ideas to finished storyboards. It seeks to reconstruct all of the stimuli, which inspired Fior’s imagination during the work process: recording all of the film references, photographs, and architecture that fill L’intervista and brings them to the audience.
There are also the original storyboards of the work, allowing the viewer to get an idea of work methods, seeing notes on the edges and seeing which images and pages were tossed out, as well as seeing the materials that helped the artist to create the final product.