Matteo Casali and Giuseppe Camuncoli will be among the guests of the XXI edition of Romics. The two artists will receive the Golden Romics award and they will revisit their careers and the partnership which made them become famous even in the Usa.
The XXI edition of Romics celebrates the artistic partnership of two important figures from the world of comics: the scriptwriter Matteo Casali and the illustrator Giuseppe “Cammo” Camuncoli, both are already reference points in the field of Italian and international comics.
Their careers started in 1998 working together to self-production Bonerest. They have therefore continued their collaboration on Scorpioni del deserto by Hugo Pratt and La neve se ne frega by Ligabue.
Casali is the first italian scriptwriter who have worked both with DC and Marvel, while Camuncoli is one of the most important european illustrator among those working for the American market for which he illustrated icons such as Batman, Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man.
Together with authors such as Jim Lee, Brian Azzarello, Gerard Parel, Diego Latorre they collaborated on Batman Europa, the four-episodes new series created by DC Comics which made its debut in 2016 in the Usa.
Casali has recently written for Dylan Dog and published Quebrada Vol. and Vol. 2 for Radium/saldaPress, instead for Skybound (publisher of The Walking Dead published in Italy by saldaPress), Camuncoli has created with Max Landis Green Valley, that will be premiered at Romics.
Giuseppe "Cammo" Camuncoli, class 1975, has landed in the american market with the series Swamp Thing, written by Brian K. Vaughan. Since then he has been working for DC Comics and Marvel on titles such as Hellblazer, Batman, X-Infernus, Wolverine & The X-Men, Batman Europa and Amazing Spider-Man. He is currently working on All-Star Batman written by Scott Snyder and, with Max Landis, on Skybound series Green Valley.
Matteo Casali has created and written Quebrada, Silent Dance and Sotto Un Cielo Cattivo. He has collaborated, among others, with Coconino Press, Eura, saldaPress and RCS Rizzoli. He has re-proposed the work of master Hugo Pratt in Gli scorpioni del deserto and written the comics adaptation of Luciano Ligabue’s novel La neve se ne frega. Since 2003, first italian to do so, he has been writing a lot of comic-books for DC Comics. In 2009 he created stories for What if?, Astonishing X-Men and Iron Man: Titanium for Marvel Comics. He wrote a story for Dylan Dog Color Fest and is also author of Dylan Dog’s number 359 . SaldaPress publishes the series created by collettivo Radium for which Matteo has written the second series of Quebrada (illustrated by Michele Bertilorenzi) and ZEROI (with Cinci, Andrea Scoppetta and Tuono Pettinato).
Romics celebrates Giuseppe Camuncoli and Matteo Casali with numerous events within the programme, an exhibition with some of their works and on Sunday April 9 with the assignment of the Golden Romics, an award conferred to the great international masters of comics and animation.