The Heroine’s Journey of Claudia Balboni

What is my idea of happiness? A huge breath in front of a beautiful landscape

What is my greatest fear? When I use my mind in a bad way and it become a cage instead an instrument.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I’m trying to accept my grey area, I don’t want to deplore anything

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Some of them : Sergio Toppi, Jorge Zaffino, John Paul Leon, Tommy Lee Edwards, Claire Wendling, Carlos Meglia, Mike Mignola, Olivier Vatine.

What is my greatest extravagance? In my opinion everything and nothing. It depend by the point of view.

On what occasion would I lie? To protect me from something that I think can harm me or to protect someone from something who is not ready to know.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Sometimes the deadlines are very tight and doesn’t permit to have free time to spend with my self or my loved ones. So I’m adjusting in a better way the time for work and time for life.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I start a new project and I have a lot of stuff in front of me (books, colors, lights, music) and inside my head.

If I could, what would I change about myself? embracing more every kind of feeling to approach living

What is my greatest achievement in work? My first sign session at NYCC and my first collaboration with the Image Comics.

Where would I most like to live? Woods

What is my most marked characteristic? I’m a silent confidant

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Rome offers a lot of suggestive locations. However, currently, I prefer every location who permits me to dream about the ancient Roman Empire.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? The places with good vibes, music and kind people

What books influenced my life and how? In the last few years I start to read different kind of books that opened me a new way in my life and push me to start a different journey. One of these is “Freedom of Known” written by Krishnamurti and “ il piacere prima di tutto” written by David Simurgh They completely changed my point of view. I desire to go toward the freedom as a state of mind, not freedom from something but a sense of freedom.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? John Keating from Carpe diem

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Giovanni Falcone,Paolo Borsellino,Greta Thunberg and every warrior who brings a big change in this world with a powerful strength.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Solaris, The seventh seal, what dreams may come, Bab’Aziz, Departures, The green planet, Fear eats the souls, Solaris, and many others.

What role plays art in my life and work? It’s a part of me, sometimes has a role of “enemy” and permits me to overcome my limits, sometimes has a role of buddy and opens my mind to other worlds.

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? I only choose to flow with life and her challenges with pleasure or suffering.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Elena Casagrande, she is an awesome artist, comic book artist , confident, friend, buddy and every good word pops up in your mind.

Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2020? I just start working with that company , and I’m really glad and grateful for that.

Which people in my profession who can make a real difference in my creative career would i love to meet in 2020? Everyone who thinks to have the right energy to push me far way from my limits.

What project, in 2020, am I looking forward to work on? I hope to have a chance to work in a project where I can bring more of myself.

Where can you see me or my work in 2020? You can find my works at Comic shops!

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The passion is always present, sometimes it’s hard to listen it, but it’s always ready to open to us. It depends on us.

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