The Heroine’s Journey of Elisa Melis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The fact that I can express myself in a way I feel comfortable with, telling stories, and through my favourite tools.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? A quiet home with people I love and my cat, doing my favourite things.
What is my greatest fear? To lose the people I love the most, my eye sight or the use of my hands. To die before I’ve finished my projects.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? My slowness.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? The mangaka Kentaro Miura.
On what occasion would I lie? To avoid unnecessary explanation maybe.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? I have a lot weaknesses, but I try to stay focused on improving.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? Right now: working on my favourite project.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would love a perfect eyesight and natural blue hair :’ D

What is my greatest achievement in work? Every day in which I do my best is an achievement for me.
Where would I most like to live? Anywhere as long as it’s in a quiet place, not too hot, close to nature.
What is my most treasured possession? Right now it is my portable computer.
What is my most marked characteristic?  I think it’s my determination, but only when things that matters very much to me are involved.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?  I love the pine forest near my house.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? A creperie in my city, where they also make great Ice cream in summer
What books influenced my life and how? It was a manga actually, “Please save my earth” by Saki Hiwatari.
Who are my favorite writers? Ursula K. Le Guin
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Too hard to choose. Maybe Etude no. 3 in E major, Op. 10 no. 3, “Tristesse” from Chopin
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? I love the Disney heroine Mulan
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My mom, Ursula Le Guin, also some friends of mine.
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The planet of apes (the trilogy)
What role plays art in my life and work? It is a constant challenge to my limits, a consolation, a chance to express myself, a way to keep my mind open and explore different points of view. It is a part of me.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My dear friend Gwenlan, but lots of dear friends are my greatest supporters.
Whom would I like to work with in 2018? At the moment I am not open for collaborations, but there are some colleagues with which I would like to talk more and share works and experiences. But I am too shy to approach them.
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?  Laura Pezzoli, Giulia Adragna, Elena Bia, Jessica Marino, Cristiana Leone and many more.What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?
– I will still work on my fantasy comic Ghea.
Where can you see me or my work in 2018?
– At Giocomix Convention in Sardinia:
or on my websites
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?  I don’t agree, I think passion can fade, but I think that what really matters is taking what you do seriously and doing your best in the activity you choose to do.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I would suggest Laura Pex Pezzoli ❤

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