1.Giovanni, tell us about your decision to became an illustrator? What did motivate you to choose this profession?
I became an illustrator by vocation. It means that it was not a choice, nor something passive, but a consequence.
When I was young I was very restless and depressed. Now, as then, I had a beautiful head full of ideas and things, but which couldn't be channelled.
I had two things to let off steam: playing music and drawing. One day, an older friend who was a graphic designer noticed my sketches and told me: try being an illustrator, and so I did!