The Hero’s Journey of Stefano Bonora

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
That I can choose how to manage my lifetime.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
Feeling alive while we do what we love.
What is my greatest fear?
That I can’t finish my path before I die or the world ends.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
Sometimes I do not enjoy the present, cause I constantly think about the future.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Jimbo Phillips.
What is my greatest extravagance?
I love trains… painted trains.
On what occasion would I lie?
When is necessary to avoid something worst.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
The “making the price” phase.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
The day I realize that I could really make it a job.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
I wish I was more relaxed.
What is my greatest achievement in work?
To make people love what I do.
What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?
That you have the money to sustain your art, to buy artistic tools, I guess.
Where would I most like to live?
I love my little town near Milano.
What is my most treasured possession?
My motivation.
What is my most marked characteristic?
I’m touchy.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
My study.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Mocambo art music bar.
What books influenced my life and how?
Surely Herman Hesse’s “Steppen wolf”, Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club”, H. P. Lovecraft’s various books, Alessandro Manzoni’s “I Promessi Sposi”, Italo Svevo’s “La Coscienza Di Zeno”… I could go on but I prefer not to be boring so… Every book inspired me as a man and as an artist, creating images on my mind and keeping my fantasy in motion. I love books.
Who are my favorite writers?
Obviously the ones I mentioned on the last answer, and also Jules Verne, Philip K. Dick, Bram Stoker, J. G. Ballard…
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
Simon & Garfunkel’s “The sound of silence”, Filth in my Garage’s music (my band), Queens of the Stone Age’s discography… Mark Lanegan, Fabrizio De André with PFM’s concert and many others…
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) from “Alien”.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
People who faces everyday injustice and struggle without pass to the Dark Side.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
“Dialogue avec mon jardinier” directe by Jean Becker (2007).
What role plays art in my life and work?
Art is everyday in my life, a big-colored-bubble-like-ectoplasm that floats in and out of my mind and soul, I guess…
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
Indisputably my brother Mattia (actually we work together, most of the times, he is a great lettering artist) you can find him here
Whom would I like to work with in 2019?
Sia, Ryan Gosling, The Rolling Stones…
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?
Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Kim Jung Gi, Mike Giant, Seen, Saturno Buttò, Tom French… and more.
What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?
A graphic novel that I’m waiting to start from about two years.
Where can you see me or my work? also check and here you can find some videos
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
That I made like four canvases, customized a bad and a skateboard and worked on two different album covers during my summer holidays.
Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
Calligraphy artist and lute makers.
How can you contact me?
Here’s my email thanks Peter for making me part of he’s Hero’s Journey and thanks to all the readers out there.

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