BiographyAlessandro Tota, was born in Bari in 1982, and he's a cartoonist and children's books author. He lives and works in Paris. He's one of the founders of the magazine Canicola. His book are: Yeti, Coconino Press/Fandango Libri, 2010 («Premio Miglior Opera Prima», and «Premio della Critica XL» at Romics 2010, «Premio Miglior Fumetto Italiano», at Treviso Comic Book Festival 2010) (published in France with the title Terre d’accueil, by Editions Sarbacane, with the participation of Amnesty International) Fratelli, Coconino Press/Fandango Libri, 2011 (published in France with the same title by Editions Cornelius) Palacinche, with Caterina Sansone, Fandango Libri , 2012 (published in France with the same title by Editions de l’Olivier,) President!, L'Ecole des Loisirs, 2013 Caterina, Dargaud, 2014 Le Voleur de Livres, with Pierre Van Hove, published periodically on the online magazine Professeur Cyclope, soon to be published by Futuropolis and Coconino Press/Fandango Libri. He has been published on magazines such as: "Canicola", "Hamelin", "Lo Straniero", "Orang" (Reprodukt), "Kuti Kuti", "Tabloid", "Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno", "Kultur & Gespenster", "Black" (Coconino Press), "Internazionale", "Papier Gaché", "RepubblicaXL", "Lapin" (L’Association), "Stripburger", "Animals" (Coniglio Editore), "Corriere della Sera", "Amica".
In 2011 the ZeroGuida of Naples, illustrated by him, has been published. He teaches cartooning in Paris at FCND BD du Lycee Renoir. He has held workshops at Scuola Holden, Accademia di Belle Arti diBologna and les Ateliers du Carrousel del Louvre.
He has been a part of various collective exhibits in Italy, France, Germany and Finland.
12 hours lesson
Schedules 10-13 / 14-17
In collaboration with Scriba Festival e Bottega Finzioni
Analysis of the possible relationships between text and image.
Alessandro Tota proposes a course to explore and understand the complex mechanisms that regulate the interactions between words and images in comics; he will guide participants in less known and less explored investigations of these forms. Through a close analysis of the work of some of the great masters of narration through images and small press comics, participants will find new methods of utilizing this language, still so ripe for invention
Registration deadline postponed until November 14!
Send a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Request will be taken until places are filled; once confirmation is sent the participant should send in the 60 euro deposit. Courses are open up to 20 people and will be held with a minimum of 12 participants.
Room, board and materials are the responsibility of the participant: those enrolled will recieve further information on what to bring to the course.
Cost is 130 euro, 10% student discount.