The tamer of Istanbul - L'ammaestratore di Istanbul
Elettra Stamboulis - concept, story and script
Elettra Stamboulis lives and works in Ravenna, Founding member of the Association Mirada, she follows up cultural project, curating and organizing exhibitions. Im particular, she was curator of the exhibitions of Marjane Satrapi, Joe Sacco, Danijel Zezelj, and other important international and national authors of comics. Many of these exhibitions were hosted in other European cities.
Elettra participated as spokeswomen in numerous conferences and European festivals (recently Rennes, Saint Petersburg and Athens). As a comic writer she worked with numerous authors and wrote the text for the graphic novels L'ammaestratore di Istanbul (Bologna, 2008) and Officina del macello (Venice, 2009). Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines and catalogs. From August 2008, she is Ravenna Municipality's assessor for education and high fine arts entrainment.
Gianluca Costantini - character design and drawings
Gianluca Costantini lives and works in Ravenna, Italy. A san illustrator and cartoonist he has published his works in many Italian magazines and dailies, includine Il Nuovo Male, Blue, Il Manifesto and Internazionale, as well as foreign ones such as Babel (Greece), Kuhinja (Serbia) and World War III Illustrated (United States). Since 2002 he has headed the Italian Comic magazine inguineMAH!gazine and has edited various pubblications by international graphic novelists such as Phoebe Gloeckner, Danijel Zezelj and James Kochalka. As of the early 1990s he has exhibited his works at numerous collective shows in Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Portugal, Turkey and France; at international comic festivals such as Lucca Comics, Stripburger and Angoulême; at art events such as the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterraean; and at private Italian galleries, includine Viafarini (Milan), Miomao (Perugia) amd A+A (Venice). Costantini’s most recente solo exhibitions confirm his multifaceted and cross-cutting character, as he works in both the visual arts and comics. Noteworthy shows include Political Comics (Athens, 2006), Banda desenhada politica (Lisbon, 2006), Sangue in Algeria (Perugia, 2008) and Channeldraw (Belgrado, 2008).