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The No Photos Issue

Matteo Gualandris’s Cat Just Died, So Please Be Nice To Him

He's an illustrator who draws mountains and monsters.
2.11.08

INTERVIEW BY SERENA PEZZATO

Vice: Hi Matteo. The first digits of your phone number sound familiar. Do you live close to the Milan airport?

Matteo Gualandris:

Is that Induno Olona?

All right, sorry! I thought you lived close to the industrial shithole I grew up in, Busto Arsizio.

I hate Busto. It’s a boring place filled with terrible people. Do you think you were drawn inward and toward creative stuff because the place where you grew up offered so little?

Annons

Touché. Who are your favorite illustrators?

The Twits

The BFG

Danny the Champion of the World

What’s your favorite subject to draw?

Who are your favorite monsters?

Alien

What about your favorite animals?

Oh, poor thing.