q)Walk us through an intimate day in your life
a)It's the classic life of a regular illustrator I guess: adventure, fast
cars, beautiful women, richness!
No, I'm kidding, actually I spend the most of the day drawing or working
on my computer.
q) Where did you grow up/where do you live now and how does that
contribute to your art?
a)At the moment I live in Genova (I also born there), but I lived for a
, and I think that the place could influence a lot your Sweden
approach to your work, even if searching through my works there's not so
much of Genova inside.
q) What is your earliest memory that propelled you to create?
a)I recently found an old sketchbook from when I was around 5 years old, I
think it's that one the oldest memory I have: me, in the kitchen, drawing
wild animals (or dinosaurs, as long as they're big and wild and
q) Tell us a little bit about your creative process.
a)Actually there are no big secrets about the creative process that I
follow, it's much more boring than you thought!
q) How do you wish for your art to be perceived?
a)I don't know, probably in the most ironic way you can perceive some comics
about a "vegetarian penis".
q) What do your internal dialogues sound like?
a)Something like this:
q) Do you feel that there are limitations to what you want to create?
a)I don't really understand this question, but I guess "no" it's the correct
q) Do you feel art is vital to survival and if so, why?
a)It depends what you mean with the word "art".
q) Describe a world without art.
a)I can't answer, but I can describe you my world without art, and I imagine
it like a world where I have no excuses when someone ask me "Why don't you
practice sport anymore?".
q) Tell us a secret, and obsession.
a)Secret: I really hate flying on aeroplanes, I consider planes as my worst
Obsession: parmigiana di melanzane, a traditional dish from the South of
q) Where can people see more of your work on the internet?
a)You can see my works on www.alessandroripane.com!