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1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

When I was 16, I left the mountains of Northern Italy and went to the States to enter the wrestling game. After a while the lifestyle became too heavy, all the fights, the parties, the pain, I figured I need a change, so I escaped and started to try this drawing thing everybody is so hyped about, and here I am.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

The shapes and characters are pretty simple, mixed with some geometry, patterns a few colors and flat jokes.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

Mainly I am drawing, it is easy I don´t need much more than paper, pencil, ruler, light table, laptop, scanner (just realized that it is quite a lot of things). Anyhow, I´m still discovering and improving new stuff all the time.

4. What is your artistic process like?

Usually, I needed an idea, a joke or a story before I could start to draw. Recently I like to start drawing and see where it takes me.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

Well there are a lot of things, so I´ll make a list:
• the Internet
• other peoples work and achievement
• Failure
• sub, youth, pop culture
• Tribal Art
• Friends
• Enemies
• mythology and fairy tales
• Noodles

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Well, it helps me to see the world form a different perspective, a good old wrestling match does a similar trick.

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7. Where did you study?

Wrestling Academy in San Antonio.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

That is a question parents tend to ask, hehe, I am really not the planning type of person, I tend to avoid my own reality.

9. What about in ten?

Back in the ring.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

Peace on Mars.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Food-wise, I tend to eat round food and noodles in any form.

12. Favourite book?

I look terrible on pictures by Ruvus Ravi.

13. Favourite genre of music?

I don´t listen much to music lately because I hurt my ear in a fight, but I love the sound of cars passing by, which is very a similar sound to the sound of waves.

14. What are your hobbies?

Not sure if I can count that as hobbies but escaping city life, going to the a lake, a mountain, a wood, or an island, and doing some camping gives me much pleasure and awakes my inner child.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I might be a terrible farmer.

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