Simo Capecchi is from Bologna, graduated in architecture in Venice and works as an illustrator. She loves to draw live, on the road or in the city where she has lived for more than thirty years, Naples.
From 2006 to 2009 she has curated four editions of In viaggio col taccuino (literally "Traveling with the notebook"), an exhibition on travel booklets conceived for Galassia Gutenberg, the Naples book fair. From this experience a book was born (Sguardi su Napoli. Giro della città in 30 taccuini di viaggio, 2008), her blog, and a network of contacts with designers all over the world.
With the Urban Sketchers she has held workshops during international meetings in Singapore, Paraty (Brazil), Santo Domingo, Lisbon and Portland. Since 2015 she has been organizing an Urban Sketchers workshop in Ischia at the Castello Aragonese and in collaboration with Negombo, with the participation of designers from more than 10 countries around the world.
Since 2015 she has collaborated with the travel magazine Dove (RCS) for which she keeps a column written and drawn on the last page.
Blasco Pisapia tells himself! "I was born in Ariano Irpino in 1967. I lived my first thirty years in Naples. I went to high school and then I graduated in Architecture. Throughout my studies, I never stopped dedicating much of the my time and my energy in drawing. Once I became a 'serious' architect, I continued to tell stories in images, for my delight. Until I met someone who allowed me to make it a profession. In 1997 I started drawing comics for Disney, and after a while also writing the stories I drew. After moving to Milan, I came into contact with various children's publishers, starting fruitful collaborations. From 2000 onwards, I have drawn and colored books by Geronimo Stilton, and children's books for Dami International. Later, after various collaborations with the Piemme Steamboat, in 2006 I gave birth, graphically, to Bat Pat, a series of volumes written by Roberto Pavanello, which is now out in half the world. I illustrated Focus Storia's 'historical curiosities' column for about three years. From time to time, I happen to make a few forays into advertising, both online and in print: I have created illustrations for Dior, Ferrero, Auchan, Mellin and others. Everything I think is realized on the two dimensions of the white sheet in front of me, but sometimes I realize that I am missing a more three-dimensional planning. And so, every now and then I happen to go back to my 'origins', and to design something 'real', without departing from the colorful world of illustrations and comics: in fact, I worked on the study and design of recreational spaces and museums, both for Disney and for some Italian and European amusement parks. In 2011, my first graphic novel, 'Il Pastore della Meraviglia', was released for Ed. San Paolo, which the following year won the Authors and Publishers Grand Prix of Fullcomics and Games as Best Comic Book for Children."