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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress -From Dino Buzzati’s Tartar Steppe

[My second, not necessarily more successful attempt at illustrating a scene from Dino Buzzati’s 1940 novel the Tartar Steppe (Il deserto dei tartari in the original Italian). Giovanni Drogo, a young army officer is on his way to the Bastiani … Continue reading

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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress

I consider this one a failure, mainly because of compositional issues. Nonetheless, there are some salvageable elements that could be put to use in a second attempt:   There they go, Giovanni Drogo and his horse, see how small they … Continue reading

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“The Personal City” by Dino Buzzati (A Translation)

(Here is my translation of a short story –or is it a kind of prose poem?– by the Italian author Dino Buzzati (1906-1972). It is a piece I find very poignant, and not just because I also used to have … Continue reading

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Graphic Poetry: My article on Dino Buzzati’s “Poema a fumetti” in Image [&] Narrative

                    My article on Dino Buzzati’s proto graphic novel  Poema a fumetti (1969) appears today in the new special issue of Image [&] Narrative, a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and … Continue reading

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Italian Erotic Comics at the CSSC Conference

I will be presenting a paper at the conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, which takes place this weekend in Toronto, May 8 to 10, in collaboration with the Toronto Comics Art Festival. My presentation, which is based … Continue reading

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“Il Colombre” (“The Colomber”) by Dino Buzzati

The Colomber is a short story by the Italian writer Dino Buzzati. It tells the story of Stefano Roi, a sea captain’s son who is pursued since childhood by a fearsome sea monster known as the colomber. To ensure his safety, his parents … Continue reading

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