Dublin 2018

I was born in Naples 1986, I’m freelancer illustrator and graphic novelist based in Bologna. I studied illustration and comics at the Fine Art Academy and at EnsAD in Paris. I love travel a lot for comics festival and also only for fun (I visited New York, Dublin, Toronto, Berlin). In the morning I want for first thing a big coffee espresso and make a gym to gave me wake up. I like to communicate what I do and what I love. In the end of 2018 I started a youtube channel where I talk about everythings about my work and how I make it. Sometimes I also invite guests with dialogue on the craft and the life of the cartoonist. Sometimes I make classes in comics and lectures.

Available for collaborations: Hello@cristinaportolano.com

Foreign rights: AM-BOOK

Loescher, Feltrinelli comics, Freeda, Netflix, Internazionale, il Sole 24 ore,  Lo straniero, Soccer Illustrated, EdizioniEL, Corriere della sera, Hamelin, Illiwords, Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli

Awards and Recognitions
2018 Premio Spaccanapoli – Napoli Comicon
2016 Merit Professional Show: Comics/Cartoons 3X3 magazine
2014 Premio Carlo Boscarato come “Autore Rivelazione” Treviso Comics Book Festival
2011 Prix of graphic journalism Napoli Monitor

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