Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ritratto di Franca Valeri


Portrait of actress and writer Franca Valeri, on the occasion of her 99th birthday.
More portraits and illustrations on my website: www.pierotonin.com

Ritratto dell'attrice e scrittrice Franca Valeri, in occasione del suo 99esimo compleanno.
Altri ritratti e illustrazioni sul mio sito: www.pierotonin.com

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ritratto di Andrea Camilleri


Portrait of Andrea Camilleri, the author of "Inspector Montalbano".
More portraits and illustrations on my website: www.pierotonin.com

Ritratto di Andrea Camilleri, autore de "Il Commissario Montalbano".
Altri ritratti e illustrazioni sul mio sito: www.pierotonin.com

"The Hero’s Journey of Piero Tonin", an interview by Peter de Kunster



What is the best thing that I love about my work?
I love it when I can draw at night while listening to my favorite music.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Work wiseI’m very happy when I have total creative freedomwhile getting paid really well in the process!
What is my greatest fear?
Not getting paid.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
When I procrastinate too much and then the end result is me staying up all night trying to get work done while crying.
Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?
Hayao Miyazaki.
What is my greatest extravagance?
Trying to make a living as an artist.
On what occasion would I lie?
For a good cause.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Impossible deadlines.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
Working (by night of course) on my animated short “HOBLIO – The Path to Freedom”. You can watch it herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXKGlRH8fYI
If I couldwhat would I change about myself?
I’d like to be faster!
What is my greatest achievement in work?
The fact that I get to do this for a living at all.
What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?
The freedom to turn down work or clients I don’t want.
Where would I most like to live?
Any place with internet connection and good weather.
What is my most treasured possession?
My first animation book “How to Cartoon” by Halas and Privettwhich I bought at age 12.
What is my most marked characteristic?
don’t take anything (including myselftoo seriously
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
The Sempione Park in Milan, very early in the morning.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Under an old tree in the Sempione Park.
What books influenced my life and how?
Art books and “The Autobiography of a Yogi”, by ParamahansaYoganandaThey helped me to expand my mind.
Who are my favorite writers?
I’m very much into books about spirituality.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? 
never ending song.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Pinocchio.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Plumbers.
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?
All Fellini’s movies, and more then once.
What role plays art in my life and work?
The same role as air, I couldn’t live without it (literally – I don’tknow any other way to make a living!).
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
Myself.
Whom would I like to work with in 2019?
rich producer.
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019?
Jan ┼ávankmajer.
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?
An animated short based on classical music.
Where can you see me or my work?
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
That’s the way it should be.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
How can you contact me?
Originally published by Peter de Kunster on The Hero's Journey.

Friday, May 3, 2019

La Linea di Osvaldo Cavandoli a Padova

Sabato 18 maggio alle ore 15:30 sar├▓ con Sergio Cavandoli, figlio di Osvaldo, a parlare de La Linea, il leggendario personaggio dell'animazione italiana conosciuto in tutto il mondo.
Presso la Scuola Internazionale di Comics, via Castelfidardo 11, Padova.
www.scuolacomics.com/sede/padova/

Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 PM I will be with Sergio Cavandoli, son of Osvaldo, to talk about La Linea, the legendary character of Italian animation famous around the world.
Presso la Scuola Internazionale di Comics, via Castelfidardo 11, Padova.
www.scuolacomics.com/sede/padova/



Monday, March 11, 2019

Healthy lifestyle illustrations for Novelis

Healthy lifestyle illustrations for Novelis Inc.  (Aditya Birla Group), the world leader in rolled aluminum products.
Official website: www.novelis.com

Illustrazioni per uno stile di vita sano per Novelis Inc. (Aditya Birla Group),  leader mondiale nella produzione di laminati in alluminio.
Sito ufficiale: www.novelis.com