Advocate would like to introduce you to one of our artists, Maurizio Campidelli. Influenced by the 70′s marvel comics, his attention to detail and action packed illustrations have brought him huge success. You can see more of Maurizio’s fantastic work on his Advocate Portfolio by clicking here.
“I was born on June 6th, 1962 in Riccione, a little tourist town on the Italian east coast.
I lived in Ravenna where I studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Art School. I also I had my first studio here, and I still live here, working near the sea.
When i was three years old i broke my left leg, and my mother bought me two comics, ‘Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Tex’
These were the cause of my future career. I started to draw very soon and when I was ten I knew that I would become and illustrator. The most important influences came from the artists of Marvel Comics Group of the ’70s, specifically Jim Steranko and Barry Windsor-Smith.
Usually, when I begin a new work I need silence and quiet to sketch, but then I need rhythm! In my soundtrack I have punk and english new wave, but also Frank Zappa, Kraftwerk, Pizzicato Five and.. Lady Gaga!
The modern love pop songs are not present on my i-pod!
I’ve displayed my artwork in many exhibitions, mainly in Italy, but also in Paris and Taiwan.
In 2012 I won a design competition for my logo design for the 90th birthday of the Common of Riccione!
My best works include the covers for a fantasy novel series named “History of Dragons, Wizards and Warriors”.
When I’m not working, I love to watch movies (Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrik, Ridley Scott…)
I love to spend my time at the beach, and if I weren’t an illustrator, I would have been a lifeguard so I could be there all the time!”