—-In your art for “E.V.A.”, I can see influence of Moebius or Geof Darrow. But your women are amazingly European sexy. Were there some other authors that influenced you a lot?
Yes, i really love Moebius art. I have also been inspired by Alberto Breccia, Alfons Mucha, who is the greatest czech artist for me, Gustav Klimt and many others. Concerning the women the main influence is Milo Manara….I am not inspired only by comic book artists and by painters but also by movie directors – about storytelling and visual angles. My favorite one is Stanley Kubrik, but I like a lot David Lynch as well.
—-You told (for www.komiksarium.cz
) that “E.V.A.” is you answer on social problems in society. Do you try to reflect problems in Italy or problems from global point of view?
E.v.a. reflects my opinion of the global society generally. This story was born because I wanted to show certain situations in the Palestinian/Israel conflict to comics readers . But, naturally, the story is a great metaphor of the nowdays world politic establishment…
—-I can see (from “E.V.A.” teaser illustrations) that you are great in drawing women and robots, your city is very detailed. What do you like to draw most? Women, structures, techs, or anything else?
I love to draw women, guns and technologies
All the thing, that are in E.v.a… I don’t know why but I like to draw the contrast between the soft woman body and the hardiness of the tecnologies. I’m happy when I can draw like this.
—- Are you working on some other comic book that will be your creator-owned project?
At the moment I am too busy with Artifacts, Cyber Force and other projects. But in past a lot of short stories and two other books were published in Italy. But only by erotic magazine and erotic publishers
E.v.a. isn’t erotic and it is my prefered story – politics, sci-fi and just a little bit of sexy looking women.
— Could you tell as what are you working at now?
Now I am occupied mainly with the ongoing series Cyber Force (Marc Silvestri story – Top Cow). I’m very lucky because this is the kind of story, that contains all my favorite things to draw. And I feel honoured to work with Marc – he is my favorite artist and great person.
—–…..You create on your own and also for huge publishers. What is your cup of tea? You like a certainty of company offers or freedom of freelance creativity?
I prefer freedom… Drawing comics is a work but if possible I wish to work feeling happy. For example – I had total freedom by the publisher in the E.v.a. case. In TopCow and in Dc I’m free about camera angles and many artistic things (and I am happy about it!) but I cannot influence the script.
—Have you some time to watch Czech comics market? Do you think that there is a future for artists?
Yes, I did. The Czech comics market is very small but I saw some interesting publications. I saw Aarghh! magazines (I collaborate with them for the 2014 number) and Crew (I found there some great DC titles). The czech tradition is mostly underground or Saudek and less classic modern comics. Czech market is probably at the beginning and I predict other magazines coming soon.