Passion Never Retires for Massimo Giacon

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Drawing. Is the only place where (sometimes), I feel free and happy.

What is my idea of perfect happinessCooking in my home with my best friends. I know, it’s a very normal wish.

What is my greatest fearMaking something that causes trouble for my wife, my sisters, my friends.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myselfToo shy.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admireRobert Crumb.

What is my greatest extravaganceSinging and composing bizarre electronic songs, even if I’m 57 years old.

On what occasion would I lieEver.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? When commitments want the work very fast and when they pay it it takes them a very long time.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Creating new Worlds, so for a little moment I can fell like God (hahahah, sinister laughing).

If I could, what would I change about myselfWeight (just a little), teeth, and as a lot of other males, the measure of my penis.

What is my greatest achievement in work? To have the opportunity to drawing, making art, design, comics and music and still have a public for this (not a crowd, but a faithful one).

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? It’s creating with no anxiety.

Where would I most like to live? For me it’s not important. A place to seat, a table, a pencil, and some paper it’s all I need.

What is my most treasured possessionMy Wife Nicoletta. And it isn’t a banal answer.

What is my most marked characteristicHumor. I hope so.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Specola Gardens, in Padua.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Osteria le Vigne, in Milano.

What books influenced my life and howPeter Pan forever. I’ve always tried to escape to Neverland, but Peter Pan has not come to get me yet.

Who are my favorite writersWilliam S Burroughs. Philip K Dick. James J Ballard. Dino Buzzati.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last dayArcade Fire. Cold Wind.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Catwoman. Rorshach. Spirit.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Will Eisner. Jack Kirby. Johnny Lydon. Ettore Sottsass. Adriano Olivetti. Elio Petri. No politician.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime2001: A space Odyssey.

What role plays art in my life and work? So much. Too much.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? All my best friends, my relatives and Nicoletta Parolin. Mimì Colucci. Alberto Mineo. Diego Zanella. Vittore Baroni. Piermario Ciani. Tiziano Scarpa. Medea Teixeira.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? With Marcello Jori (artist), Alessi and Panini companies staff. IED teachers Alberto Ponticelli and Ferruccio Giromini.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? Alberto Alessi, Tiziano Scarpa, Digo Malara and Sara Mattioli (Panini ed. editors). Carlo Giordanetti (Swatch).

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? Finish my new book for Panini Ed. 

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? New Alessi Winter Collection, Panini Comics editions, Superego ceramics.

What do the wordsPassion Never Retiresmean to me? do not depress yourself too much, even if moments of depression are useful in my work.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Alberto Corradi. Giorgio Carpinteri. Alberto Ponticelli. Odo Fioravanti. Chiara Alessi.

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