In occasion of the 7th edition of Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, one of the main news is the poster designed by cartoonist and illustrator Giorgio Carpinteri, who wanted to depict a dreamer Saint Sebastian coming from the Stone Age, towards whom the energies of contemporaneity converge. An image that perfectly reflects the Festival multicultural dynamics.
The author of the poster will be interviewed by Davide Giurlando, expert of animation cinema, retracing the fundamental milestones of his career and giving the public the opportunity of interacting directly with him.
Giorgio Carpinteri was born in Bologna in 1958. He has become famous thanks to his works as cartoonist, illustrator and painter.
He collaborated to the realization of comic strips, published in Italy as Il mago, Indagini dell’Altroquando, Frigidare and Linus. His short stories were then collected in volumes such as Flirt, 1984 and Magic encounter, 1999.
In 1983 Carpinteri founded the Bolognese group of Valvoline Motorcomics, together with Igort, Daniel Brolli, Lorenzo Mattotti, Jerry Kramsky and Marcello Jori. For its first seven issues, the group published a comic strip insert for the magazine Alter Alter. His works recover the aesthetics of Futurism, while his style demystifies it under the influence the Neo-Avant-Garde trend. Carpinteri has also been the author of Polsi sottili, a graphic novel issued first in episodes on Alter Alter and then published in a book in 2013 edited by Ciconino Press. Moreover, Carpinteri has collaborated with further newspapers, such as Dolce vita, born from the Valvoline group and directed by Oreste Del Buono.
Since 1986 the cartoonist abandoned the world of comics to start a collaboration as artistic director and programmes author for RAI and TMC, realizing themes and electronic scenography. He is also the organizer of posters and advertisement campaigns for Swatch, Vespa, Piaggio and other brands and has also been art director for TheBlogTv.