Voglio comprarmi una persona (I Want To Buy a Person)
A fixed idea.
Direction, Animation: Giacomo Nanni | Sound, Voice, Music: Gipi | Year: 2011 | Length: 1'50"
italiano / subt. english
«I am an admirer of Giacomo Nanni's work. I've always believed, since the first time I met him in Ravenna, that he has a few pages of a story never told and seen before. In addition to comics, Giacomo has started not long ago to add some beautiful animations to the stories he regularly publish on the website Il Post.
I really don't remember who between him and me decided to work together in the first place, probably it was a decision made by both of us. One morning, at around five, I woke up with a few words in my mind. I jotted them down, transformed them in micromusic and then sent them to Giacomo.
He would later create an animation with those words and music. I believe there was a tacit agreement between us that might have sounded something like this: "I can write whatever I want, put whatever sound I want on it and you create the drawings and the animations. And none of us will say anything to the other. This is how it went. Since then, we spoke to each other just once. Today I received the completed animation. It's called "Ricompensati", meaning "Rewarded".
We'll work together again.»
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Gian Alfonso Pacinotti (Pisa, 1963), a.k.a. Gipi, is an Italian cartoonist and a filmmaker. He began illustrating stories and comics in 1992 and his works have been published in Cuore, Blue, Il Clandestino, Boxer, Il Manifesto and Lo Straniero. His works also appear in the newspaper La Repubblica and the magazine Internazionale. His graphic novel "Appunti per una Storia di Guerra" ("Notes pour une histoire de guerre", "Notes for a War Story"), published by Coconino Press, appeared in France and was published in the United States by First Second Books, and won the 2005 Goscinny Prize for Best Script and was proclaimed Best Book at Angoulême in 2006.
Gipi has created "Gli Innocenti" ("The Innocents") for the Ignatz Series and in 2006 this work earned him an Eisner Award nomination and a Max & Moritz Prize.
In 2000, he founded Santa Maria Video. He is editor of the Esterno Notte anthology and a teacher at the Academy for fine arts. His debut as a film director, "L'ultimo terreste" ("The Last Earthling") premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.http://giannigipi.blogspot.com
Giacomo Nanni was born in Rimini in 1971. As a comic books illustrator he has worked with Mano, Saldapress, Lo straniero, Hamelin, Glomp (Finland), Sai comics (Korea), Black (Italy and France), Internazionale, Slow Food, Canicola, Rolling Stone, Cornelius (France), ilPost.it and many other.
He has published books such as " Storia di uno che andò in cerca della paura ", "Cronachette", "Cronachette 2", "Cronachette 3" with Coconino Press, "Chroniquettes" in France with publisher Cornelius. In 2005 he won the Prize for Best Short Story in Lucca Comics with the story "La più bella cosa ". In 2006 he was awarded with the Prize "Nuove strade" at the Napoli Comicon and in 2008 with the ANAFI Prize. He has participated in a few collective exhibitions. Among the latest ones in Rome, Modena and Pamplona. He has not a degree in mathematics.http://giacomonanni.blogspo...