The Hero’s Journey of Mario Zuccarello

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

My work allows me to fully express my imagination, but only if I create images on my own, unfortunately the rules of the market impose on the creatives parameters that I often find unacceptable.

What is my idea of happiness?

Live fully.

What is my greatest fear?

The failure.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I have been working in this field for years, I often break down, sometimes I get to my feet after a long time.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

Lorenzo Mattotti

What is my greatest extravagance?

Living with my head in the clouds.


On what occasion would I lie?

When I want to fascinate women, I invent stories, they are often fantasies.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The inability to render perfectly in my illustrations what I dream.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Where I don’t know, but I’m happy when I make images that are the exclusive fruit of my imagination.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My character, I’m irascible.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

I have not yet reached a serious goal.

Where would I most like to live?
On Mount Olympus.
No, seriously there is no place in the World where I would like to live in particular, maybe a secret place, that I only know.

The Gear Destroyer

What is my most treasured possession?

I have no precious possessions, not even my books, which they now live in my mind.

What is my most marked characteristic?


What is my most inspirational location, in my city?


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

Near the sea.

What books influenced my life and how?

Epic texts, I love the power of divinities, and I have always dreamed of reproducing them visually.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Bach’s “Air on the g string”.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Ulysses and Pallas Athena. Can the myth be counted in fiction?

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

The people who manage to make their dreams come true.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

THX 1138, it’s a horrible story that I fear it will become reality because it is already becoming reality.

What role plays art in my life and work?

An important role, is the only human activity together with loving that I consider worthy.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me?

Unfortunately this sentence does not contemplate reality, since there are a multitude of unforeseen events that surely I would not write, but they happen.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My friends.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020? 

There are neither companies nor artists I would like to work with, what I would like to do it is a matter of me alone.

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would I love to meet in 2020? 

No meeting I think can change a person’s life, it is the goals and the ability or inability to achieve them that makes the difference.

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on?

In 2020 I am promoting an ebook on Amazon.
It’s an illustration book: “Light & Shadows, Through the territories of the imaginary” a collection of illustrations inspired by the vast World of the Imaginary.
Five chapters plus an appendix chapter of tributes dedicated to some of the masters of fiction, art, cinema and comics.
The titles of the chapters are: The Myth and the Legend, The Major Arcana, The Dream and the Metaphysical World, Glimpses from the future (sci-fi images), Nightmares – In the land of Shadows (horror images).

Where can you see me or my work in 2020?

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

It is an ambitious phrase, but difficult to realize.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? 

Lorenzo Mattotti, Silvio Cadelo.

How can you contact me?

By email:

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