I am a comic book artist and illustrator living in Montreal. In recent years, I have focused primarily on the adaptation of classic poems into comics. I have a master’s degree in Art History, with a thesis focusing on two early graphic novels: Dino Buzzati’s “Poema a fumetti” (“Poem Strip”) and the “The Projector” by Martin Vaughn-James. My favourite artist is Aubrey Beardsley. My favourite comic book artists are Andrea Pazienza, Dino Battaglia, Hergé and Alberto Breccia. Among my favourite living comic book artists are Lorenzo Mattotti, Kate Beaton, Brecht Evens, Seth, and Gipi. My favourite comic book is Dino Buzzati’s “Poem Strip.” My favourite poets are probably T. S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and Arthur Rimbaud. My favourite poems are probably the four English poems featured on this website, or possibly Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”. My favourite food is risotto.
“Tre poesie di guerra di Giuseppe Ungaretti” and “‘Ed è subito sera’ di Salvatore Quasimodo” in Breve storia della letteratura illustrata. Milan: Mondadori Education, 2016 [forthcoming].
“Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town” in Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town: Graphic Poetry John Philip Johnson. Lincoln NE: Graphic Poetry Press, 2014.
“‘Witch-Wife'” by Edna St. Vincent Millay” in Splitting The Genre: An Intersection of Poetry and Visual Art. Edited by Chelsie Meredith, Dillon Scalzo and Scott Stewart. San Diego: Six Arrow Press, 2014.
“‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’ de John Keats” and “‘Le Bateau Ivre’ d’Arthur Rimbaud” in Le canon graphique Tome 2. Edited by Russ Kick. Paris: Éditions Télémaque, 2013.
“‘La dernière ballade’ de François Villon” in Le canon graphique Tome 1. Edited by Russ Kick. Paris: Éditions Télémaque, 2012.
“‘The Drunken Boat’ by Arthur Rimbaud” in The Graphic Canon, Volume 2. Edited by Russ Kick. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2012.
“The Last Ballad of François Villon” in The Graphic Canon, Volume 1. Edited by Russ Kick. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2012.