The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Cavaletto

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 
Writing apparently fiction stories, I can analyze from the point of view of my characters the world in which I live, my fears and the topics that I’m interested into about society that surrounds me.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? 
I don’t believe in happiness, and I don’t even pursue it. I look for a state of well-being that gives me the right balance. In a state of well-being and balance you can always welcome moments of happiness and face difficult situations.

What is my greatest fear? 
I have lots of fears, but I try to keep them under control. My biggest fear is to suffer without hope of salvation.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? 
The insane desire to be the hero I’m not.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? 
A long list actually, but as I get to know them, I stop admiring many of them.

What is my greatest extravagance? 
I write extremely violent stories, but I have a tender and sensitive soul. 

On what occasion would I lie? 
I lie all the time. Even now.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? 
The ignorant and arrogant people unfortunately sometimes I have to deal with: colleagues, supervisors and sometimes even readers.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 
When I’ve been told I was going to write stories for my all-time favorite character, Dylan Dog, published by Sergio Bonelli Editore in Italy and ’round the world.

If I could, what would I change about myself? 
I’m constantly changing, like everyone else. The big thing is to know how to look inward, understanding the changes and staying in the flow. That way, there’s nothing I’d like to change.

What is my greatest achievement in work? 
I don’t care about commercial success. I prefer emotions. So I would say that my biggest success at the moment is my first creator-owned comic book series, Paranoid Boyd.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? 
Not worrying about having money to do what I want to do.

Where would I most like to live? 
Exactly here where I am in this world.

What is my most treasured possession? 

What is my most marked characteristic? 
A constant, someway blatant joy that masks a bit of melancholy.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? 
My brain.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

What books influenced my life and how? 
The Stand by Stephen King is the first book I’ve read to the end (I was 12 years old);
The books of blood by Clive Barker for the creative power and originality of the stories.

Who are my favorite writers? 
Clive Barker.
Cormac McCarthy.
Neil Gaiman.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? 
In The End (Linkin Park);
Madness (Muse).

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 
DYLAN DOG (Tiziano Sclavi);
HELLBLAZER (Jamie Delano).

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? 
My dead father.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? 
True Romance.

What role plays art in my life and work? 
I breathe art every day of my life .

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? 
I’m a lone wolf.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? 
Sam Esmail (creator of TV series Mr. Robot).

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019? 
Nick Pizzolatto (creator of TV series True Detective) and  the famous filmaker Guillermo Del Toro.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? 
Well, I’m trying to transpose Paranoid Boyd into an international TV series and I’m writing the adaptation of on of my old graphic novels, Pornophagy, for Raven Banner Production.
Meanwhile, I’m preparing new comic book stories for Sergio Bonelli Editore and Edizioni Inkiostro.

Where can you see me or my work?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? 
Believe in yourself and make your dreams come true.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? 
Patricio Valladares, director;
Pasquale Ruju, writer.

How can you contact me? 
You can find me on facebook or writing me an e-mail at this address:

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