The Hero’s Journey of Angelo Montanari

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  To create something that can tell a story to everyone

What is my idea of perfect happiness? Drinking a beer  alone in the countryside at the Golden Hour, listening the sound of nature.

What is my greatest fear? To hurt the persons who i love

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  too misanthrope and too moody

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Mike Mignola, Lorenzo Mattotti,  Dave Mckean , Tin Can Forest

What is my greatest extravagance? Collecting objects i find in the nature like stones,  bones,  plumages, snake’s skin, horns

On what occasion would I lie? Ever.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Clients who want work in a few days or hours and then they pay after few months

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?  Everyday i can draw is the happiest

If I could, what would I change about myself?  I do not know maybe nothing or everything

What is my greatest achievement in work? The one is yet to come

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?  To be free to create without the anxiety and or the stress.

Where would I most like to live? At the moment I do not know, when i will find “my perfect place I will tell you.

What is my most treasured possession? My son Brenno Zeno He is my life .

What is my most marked characteristic? Sarcasm I think .

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Galleria Parmeggiani in Reggio Emilia a really bizzare place.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?  Jigger spiriti in cucina, Reggio Emilia.

What books influenced my life and how? American Gods  by Neil Gaiman  I love the idea that the world is full of ancient gods.

Who are my favorite writers? Chuck Palahniuk, James Ellory, Tom Robbins, H.P. Lovecraft .

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?  The Weight  (The Band cover by Gillian Welch and Old Crow Medicine Show)

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Hellboy, Madman, Shadow ( American Gods)

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I prefer fiction heroes or Heroines

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? A Zed & Two Noughts

What role plays art in my life and work? Too much but not enough

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?  My son whom always asks me to draw animals ( and he is a really strict “art director”)

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I do not know

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?  Mike Mingola, Dave Mckean, Tin Can Forest

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? It’s a secret at the moment but i can tell you I’m workin on different projects

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Art Monday n 4

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Live everyday as if it is your last

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?  Ivan Canu, Giuseppe di Lernia, Tin Can Forest, Lorenza Natarella, Lorenza Cotellessa

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