1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I was born more than 40 years ago and I live with my better half in Bologna, Italy, where I work as an attorney specializing in contracts for the sale of real estate and in corporate matters, as well. Hey, it's really a much less tedious job than it might seem. No child or puppy around, my avatar is a big, now quite old cat who lives with my parents, but I have five little nephews!
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
Right now, my favorite piece is probably the painted portrait of Vampirella by the Spanish master Sanjulian. Vampi is definitely one of the female characters that always fascinated me the most and this is just the classic piece that I never would have imagined being able to add to my collection. Also, I must say thanks to CAF for this, since it's through this wonderful website that I met the artist and his Spanish agent!
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I always read comics and I begun collecting them seriously almost 25 years ago. I discovered the original artworks in the early 90s in a big comic shop in my town and then attending some comic conventions here in Italy. But at that time I didn't have enough money to buy them so my first pieces were gifts from relatives and friends. Then, from the first years of this century and especially in the last five or six years, I've been able to greatly enlarge my collection.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
About 40 pieces are framed and a half of these are hung on the walls of my house (entrance and study), in rotation. All other pieces are stored in portfolios.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
Since I can express wishes without budget problems (what a dream!), my top most wanted original pieces would be:
- Any artwork (really does not matter what!) by Frank Frazetta.
- A page by Carl Barks with Uncle Scrooge.
- A Peanuts Sunday page.
- A cover or even an interior page by Vittorio Giardino.
- A page or illustration by Guido Crepax.
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