Mau­r­izio Manzieri

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Lo­ca­tion: Italy


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Mau­r­izio was an avid reader of fan­tas­tic lit­er­a­ture dur­ing his youth, and ad­mired the en­gag­ing book cov­ers by nu­mer­ous fan­tasy and sci-fi artists. In 1994, the artist got his first ed­i­to­rial com­mis­sion to do the front cover of a mag­a­zine.

To­day he works as an il­lus­tra­tor based in Turin, Italy and spe­cialises in sur­real worlds of the imag­i­na­tion. “While teach­ing dig­i­tal il­lus­tra­tion at the iMasterArt Academy, I keep ex­plor­ing dis­tant galax­ies,” he says.

1 Aton­ing

“This be­longs to my ur­ban fan­tasy port­fo­lio. I’ve cre­ated many cov­ers for the Oth­er­world se­ries by Kel­ley Arm­strong, in the glo­ri­ous limited edi­tions se­ries by Sub­ter­ranean Press. This one was re­leased in 2015 as an ebook, to­gether with a set of black and white in­te­rior il­lus­tra­tions.”

2 Par­adises Lost

“This was com­mis­sioned for a novella by Ur­sula K Le Guin, which was in­cluded in Spec­trum, and In­fected by Art. It was Best in the Show at the 2014 WorldCon, and the Asi­mov’s Read­ers’ Award as Best 2015 Cover.”

3 Al ice In Basel

“This year I’ll be a guest of hon­our at Fan­tasy Basel. I’ve been hired for the Key Vis­ual Project and to paint the fes­ti­val poster. I spent weeks in Won­der­land ex­per­i­ment­ing with Alice, air­ships and steam­punk ver­sions of the Cheshire Cat. What joy.”

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