Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Does YouTube manipulate view counters?

The mysteries of YouTube. Back in September my channel reached the 1 Millon views milestone. Now the counter has dropped overnight to about 920.000. Go figure.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Logo for the upcoming website 
Logo per il sito, di prossima apertura,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cartoon for Westermann Verlag (Westermann Publishing)


This cartoon will be published on the new textbook for Austrian schools "Durchblick 5 competent", edited by Westermann Verlag.

Vignetta per il nuovo libro di testo per le scuole austriache "Durchblck 5 competent", edito da Westermann Verlag.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Yoplait animated commercial: preview

Some stills from my animated commercial for ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi and their client Yoplait, produced by Aniboom.
Stay tuned for the video!

Alcune immagini tratte dal mio spot animato per l'agenzia pubblicitaria Saatchi & Saatchi e il loro cliente Yoplait, prodotto da Aniboom.
State sintonizzati per il video!

Friday, November 2, 2012

"Como and Its Twins" on PAGE Magazine

PAGE, the leading German business magazine for visual communication, design and media, features an interview to my great friend and artist Claudio Acciari (don't miss his blog).
Our animated short "Como and Its Twins" is also mentioned.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

"NAIF" by Piero Tonin & Sonia Brex on Forbidden Planet International

Many thanks to Forbidden Planet International for featuring "NAIF". Animation and drawings by Piero Tonin, music by Sonia Brex.

Mille grazie a Forbidden Planet International per aver parlato di "NAIF". Animazione e disegni di Piero Tonin, musica di Sonia Brex.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Animated commercial for Yoplait + Saatchi & Saatchi

I'm really excited for the opportunity to work with the ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi and their client, Yoplait.

Approval has just been given to my animation proposal for Anibooms ‘Yoplait: 40 flavours of inspiration’ project.

The project gives the opportunity to 40 animators from around the world to take a different flavor from the new Yoplait range and bring it to life in a 30 second animated video.

I pitched for and won the Apricot Mango flavor and came up with a very stylish, uplifting and fun concept for an animation reminiscent of 1960s television commercials.

Once the animations are up on and I have the green light to show more of the production work, I will post it on this blog for all to see.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

1 Million views on YouTube!

The Cow celebrates 1 million views on YouTube -- and can't wait to hit 2 million :-)
La Mucca festeggia 1 milione di visualizzazioni su Youtube -- e non vede l'ora di arrivare a 2 milioni :-)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Funky Happy Birthday Cartoon eCard

Happy Birthday! Feliz Cumpleaños! Buon compleanno! Joyeux anniversaire! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Parabéns! Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!

More colorful e-cards for all occasions on my YouTube channel.
Starring: The Cow!

Altre coloratissime e-cards per ogni occasione sul mio canale YouTube! Starring: La Mucca!

Monday, August 27, 2012

I Miss You! - Cartoon eCard

Show your loved ones how much you miss them!
More funny, colorful e-cards for all occasions on my YouTube channel.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Portraits of famous Italians

Federico Fellini

Totò - Antonio De Curtis

Roberto Benigni

Paolo Conte

Dante Alighieri

Giorgio de Chirico

Leonardo Da Vinci

Sophia Loren

Marcello Mastroianni

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Luciano Pavarotti

Arturo Toscanini

Giuseppe Verdi

Stylized portraits of famous Italians.
More portraits and illustrations on my website:

Ritratti stilizzati di italiani famosi.
Altri ritratti e illustrazioni sul mio sito:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Free colorful wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, iMac and MacBook

Click on the links below to download FREE wallpapers for your iPhone, iPad, iMac, or MacBook.
Available in 6 different colors, choose your favorite one between orange, white, blue, green, black and pink. Enjoy!



Clicca sui link qui sotto per scaricare GRATIS wallpaper per il tuo iPhone, iPad, iMac, o MacBook.
Disponibili in 6 color diversi, scegli il tuo preferito fra arancio, bianco, blu, verde, nero e rosa!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Personaggi in movimento: il mondo dei cartoons - Corso di animazione a Como

Dietro le quinte del corso di animazione "Personaggi in movimento: il mondo dei cartoons", presso la Biblioteca Comunale di Como.
 Fra gli ospiti intervenuti: Claudio Acciari, animatore DreamWorks ("Il Principe d'Egitto", "La Strada per El Dorado") e autore di fumetti (Sky Doll Lacrima Christi), e Giuseppe Laganà, storico collaboratore di Bruno Bozzetto ("West and soda", "Minivip", "Allegro non troppo") e regista di serie animate per la RAI come Lupo Alberto, La Famiglia Spaghetti, Sandokan, L'Ultimo dei Mohicani.
Fotografia, montaggio e regia di Piero Tonin.

Behind the scenes of "Personaggi in movimento: il mondo dei cartoons", an animation class held at the Public Library of Como.
The list of guests include DreamWorks animator ("The Price of Egypt, "The Road to El Dorado") and cartoon author (Sky Doll Lacrima ChristiClaudio Acciari, and animated series director and Bruno Bozzetto's long-time collaborator ("West and soda", "Minivip", "Allegro non troppo") Giuseppe Laganà.
Cinematography, editing and direction by Piero Tonin.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I Love You - Cartoon eCard

More colorful e-cards for all occasions on my YouTube channel.
Starring: The Cow!
Altre coloratissime e-cards per ogni occasione sul mio canale YouTube! Starring: La Mucca!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Portrait of a lovely family.

A very lovely family. Commissioned artwork.
Un amore di famiglia. Illustrazione su commissione.

Friday, June 1, 2012

All May and June revenues from Cow Vs Fly and all the other apps by LagMac Studio will be donated to the victims of earthquake in Emilia-Romagna.
Cow Vs Fly is available on the App Store.

Tutti i ricavi di Maggio e Giugno di Cow vs Fly e di tutte le altre app prodotte da LagMac Studio verranno devoluti alle vittime del terremoto in Emilia-Romagna.
Cow Vs Fly è in vendita su App Store.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cheer up! - Cartoon eCard (Opera)

More colorful e-cards for all occasions on my YouTube channel.
Starring: The Cow!
Altre coloratissime e-cards per ogni occasione sul mio canale YouTube! Starring: La Mucca!

Friday, May 25, 2012

An homage to Osvaldo Cavandoli and La Linea

>>> CLICK HERE to download "CAVANDOLI!" <<<

"CAVANDOLI!", from an idea by Hurrican Ivan in collaboration with Piero Tonin and Emanuele Fossati, is an affectionate tribute to the beloved humorist Osvaldo Cavandoli, also known as Cava, father of the world-famous cartoon character La Linea (The Line).
The story is a shocking, horrific journey in the Afterlife. The Comics Committee is in crisis: cartoons are not funny anymore! What happened? What terrible spell lingers over their ink souls? And above all, who will save them from their grim fate?
Puck the Dwarf, Dirty Bastard and The Cow are sent to the Comics Paradise to seek advice from cartoon legend Osvaldo Cavandoli.
Will the trio be able to come back from the Other Side and revive their miserable careers with the help of a jar of jam*?
"CAVANDOLI!" is a unique comic-strip story drawn by 30 of the best Italian cartoonists, all of which, in one way or the other, are connected to the Maestro.
From the legendary cartoonists of Carosello** (Bruno Bozzetto, Gino Gavioli, Nedo Zanotti, Carlo "Perogatt" Peroni), to Cavandoli's closest collaborators (Lucio Tomaz, storyboard artist, and Mauro Gariglio, animator), to his friends and colleagues, all teamed up for the first time to pay homage to one of the pioneers of Italian animation.
The great Brazilian poet Vinicius de Moraes also makes a special appearance. Cavandoli was a big fan of de Moraes' work and wrote many poems himself: some verses from "Allo specchio" ("At the mirror") are cited in the Comics Paradise sequence.
"CAVANDOLI!" also pokes fun at Italian media, that have regrettably neglected Cava and his work over the years.
But we don't need their approval, right Osvaldo?

Piero Tonin
(Many thanks to Stefano Baratti for helping me write this in English)


*Cavandoli loved to cook in his spare time. In a little kitchen by his studio, he would prepare fruit jams and other delicatessen for his friends and visitors. The jars were labeled "Premiata Conserveria del Cava" ("Cava's Award-Winning Fruit Preserve"). You can see them in Comics Paradise sequence.

**Carosello (The Carousel) was a television advertising program aired by RAI (the Italian national broadcasting company) from 1957 until 1977, with an approximate 10-minute running time.
Carosello was a unique and unprecedented phenomenon, created to circumvent the strict Italian laws that made it virtually impossible to insert commercials during television programs.
The show was divided in two segments: a longer comedy sketch bearing no direct reference with the advertised product, followed by a very short commercial message. Basically, the objective of the program was to provide sponsored entertainment as opposed to a hard sell.
Carosello was aired at 8.50 p.m, seven days a week, and every commercial lasted 135 seconds. No commercial could be broadcast more than once, so, over the span of 20 years, more then 7,000 unique caroselli were produced (all shot in dazzling black and white, 35mm film).
The shows were often shot either as animations or played by major Italian celebrities of the time including Totò, Mina, Vittorio Gassman, Virna Lisi, Ugo Tognazzi, Alberto Sordi, Raffaella Carrà, Nino Manfredi, Sandra Milo.
They also often featured foreign stars such as Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Jerry Lewis, Pelè, Jayne Mansfield, Orson Welles, Fernandel, Yul Brynner, the Kessler twins.
Many caroselli were directed by celebrated film directors, often uncredited, such as Ermanno Olmi, the Taviani brothers, Richard Lester, Sergio Leone, Gene Deitch, Pier Paolo, Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Luciano Emmer (by many considered the father of Carosello).
For two decades, Carosello provided a unique showcase for Italy's talented actors, film directors, scriptwriters, musicians and artists.
As a matter of fact, La Linea was created by Osvaldo Cavandoli to advertise Lagostina stainless steel pots.



Ivan "Hurricane" Manuppelli: Puck the Dwarf
Piero Tonin: The Cow, the Chronovisor, Osvaldo Cavadoli, the Comics Paradise.
Emanuele Fossati: Dirty Bastard


Claudio Acciari: The Crocodiles
Bruno Bozzetto: Minivip, Mr. Rossi
Silvio Camboni: Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse
Athos Careghi: Fra Tino
Fernando Caretta: The Cherubettes
Sandro Dossi: Geppo, Popeye the Sailor
Maurizio Ercole: The Vortexes
Giuseppe Festino: Vinicius de Moraes
Mauro Gariglio: La Linea 
Gino Gavioli: Vigile Concilia, Trinchetto, Cimabue, Caio Gregorio
Joshua Held: Gino the Chicken
Laca: Pasol
Danilo Loizedda: Wonder Pig
Roberto Mangosi: National Italian TV President
Alberico Motta: Nonna Abelarda
Francesco Natali: Topounto
Franco Origone: Nilus
Leo Ortolani: Ratman
Carlo "Perogatt" Peroni: Slurp, Skull, Sonny
Sergio Ponchione: Obliquomo
Giorgio Rebuffi: Pugacioff, Tiramolla
Silver: Cattivik, Lupo Alberto, Henry the Mole
Carlo Squillante: Gennarino Tarantella
Lucio Tomaz: Busty Girlz
Andrea Valente: Pecora Nera
Nedo Zanotti: Bill & Bull, Mr. Popper, Omino

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Piero Tonin cartoons in Japanese

My first cartoon in Japanese. Sugoi!
La mia prima vignetta in giapponese. Sugoi!