from the February 2015 issue
Born in Verona in 1965, Paolo Bacilieri graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti, in Bologna. He became known in the 80s thanks to stories like "The Treasure of Imbalas" and "Barokko," published in France in the magazines Corto and À Suivre. He later worked with the Italian publisher Bonelli on comic book series such as Napoleone, Jan Dix, and Dylan Dog. His major works include Durasagra Venice über alles, SuperMaso attitude, Zeno Porno, La magnifica desolazione, Canzoni in A4, Adios Muchachos (from the Daniel Chavarria novel, screenplay by Matz), and Sweet Salgari. He lives and works in Milan.
Translated from Italian by Jamie Richards
Jamie Richards is a translator and editorial consultant based in Milan. Her translations include Igort’s Ukrainian and Russian Notebooks, Giovanni Orelli’s Walaschek’s Dream, Serena Vitale’s interviews with Viktor Shklovsky, Shklovsky: Witness to an Era, and Igiaba Scego’s novel Adua. She holds an MFA in translation from the University of Iowa and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Oregon.