Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Viva La Linea! Con Cavandoli e Tonin @ Apple Store


“Viva La Linea!”, an evening with Sergio Cavandoli & Piero Tonin at Apple Store Piazza Liberty in Milan.

“Viva La Linea!”, un pomeriggio con Sergio Cavandoli e Piero Tonin all'Apple Store Piazza Liberty a Milano.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Ritratto di Franca Valeri

Portrait of actress and writer Franca Valeri, on the occasion of her 99th birthday.
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Ritratto dell'attrice e scrittrice Franca Valeri, in occasione del suo 99esimo compleanno.
Altri ritratti e illustrazioni sul mio sito:

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ritratto di Andrea Camilleri

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

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

"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 here
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?
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
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?
Whom would I like to work with in 2019?
rich producer.
Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019?
Jan Švankmajer.
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 sarò 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.

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.

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Arte live: Viva il Signor Rossi con Bozzetto e Tonin

Domenica 3 febbraio dalle ore 16:00 alle 17:30 sarò alla Apple Store di Piazza Liberty a Milano, in compagnia di Bruno Bozzetto a parlare di animazione e a disegnare il Signor Rossi con il nuovo iPad Pro.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Chennai International Short Film Festival

My latest animated short, "HOBLIO - The Path to Freedom”, has been selected to be screened at Chennai International Short Film Festivall 2019 in Chennai, India.

HOBLIO”, has already been awarded the Short Film Best Animation for Children prize at the Anifest Rofaza International Film Festival 2014 of Shkodra, Albania, the Best Animation Shortfilm for Kids prize at The Kids Festival 2015, an Honorable Mention at Anim!Arte International Animation Festival 2014 of Curitiba, Brazil, Best Animated Film of the Year prize at Hollywood Festival 2016 of Madrid, Best Animated Short at Aahān International Short Film Festival 2016First Price at Cortocircuito - Savigliano Film Festival 2016, Best Animated Short at Los Angeles CineFest 2016, and Best Animated Short at European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground) 2016 of Moskow, Russian Federation,  Best Animation at Ferfilm Festival 2016 of Ferizaj, Kosovo, People’s Choice Award at RATMA 2016, Keighley, UK, the Certificate of Award at Madhouse Movies Film Festival 2017 in the U.S.A., Best Animated Short Film at Global India International Film Festival 2018 in India.


Il mio ultimo corto animato, "HOBLIO - La Via della Libertà”, è stato selezionato per essere proiettato al Chennai International Short Film Festival 2019 a Chennai, India.

 "HOBLIO", si è già aggiudicato i premi Miglior Corto Animato per Ragazzi all'Anifest Rofaza International Film Festival 2014 di Scutari, Albania, Miglior Cortometraggio Animato al Festival internazionale del cinema per ragazzi The Kids Festival 2015 di Madrid, Menzione d'Onore all'Anim!Arte International Animation Festival 2014 di Curitiba, Brasile, Miglior Film Animato dell'Annoall'Hollywood Festival 2016 di Madrid, Miglior Cortometraggio Animato all'Aahān International Short Film Festival 2016Primo Premio al Cortocircuito - Savigliano Film Festival 2016,  Miglior Corto Animato al Los Angeles CineFest2016, Best Animated Short all'European Film Festival (Mainstream & Underground) 2016 di Mosca, Federazione Russa, Miglior Animazione al Ferfilm Festival 2016 di Ferizaj, Kosovo, People’s Choice Award at RATMA 2016, Keighley, UK, il Certificate of Award al Madhouse Movies Film Festival 2017negli U.S.A., Best Animated Short Film at Global India International Film Festival 2018 in India.