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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Franco Matticchio

Posted by Charley Parker at 1:50 pm

Franco Matticchio
As far as I can tell, Italian illustrator , cartoonist and gallery artist Franco Matticchio doesn’t have a dedicated web presence, but his friend, designer Laura Ottina, has been regularly been posting examples of his wonderful illustrations on her blog, Animalarium (link is a general search for posts related to Matticchio).

In addition, Ottina maintains a Flickr set of Matticchio’s work.

There is also a nice post on 50 Watts, and a selection on Galleria dell’Incisione.

Matticchio has worked for numerous publications and, in 1994, produced the storyboards and final drawings for the opening credits of Roberto Benigni’s film Il Monstro (The Monster, French version of credits on YouTube).

Matticchio illustrations are wonderfully drawn, delightfully whimsical and have the kind of thought provoking twists often associated with New Yorker covers, though as far as I know he only done one of those.

There are several collections of his drawings, Dreams and drawings, Pflip and Trilogy of Mr. Ouch, and a number of books for which he has provided illustrations.

[VIa Twitter from BibliOdyssey]

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  1. Comment by Sapphire
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    When I saw the illustrations, I immediately thought of the New Yorker without reading the connection. True test of being iconic. His whimsy style counterbalances well the often serious and heavy New Yorker articles.

  2. Comment by Li-An
    Thursday, August 16, 2012 @ 5:20 am

    Mattichio is a wonderful comics author too (in France, two comic books published).

  3. Comment by Laura Ottina
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    I am adding a link to his books and exhibition catalogs (he also paints and has exhibited at the Venice Biennale) published in Italy by Nuages: http://www.nuages.net/autori.asp?autore=11

  4. Comment by luzz biteyear
    Saturday, September 29, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    he also makes wonderful etchings for sale at reasonable prices
    https://pigprints.wordpress.com/category/franco-matticchio/

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