The Heroine’s Journey of Laura “Pex” Pezzoli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The paeceful mode in which I can enter when I’m too tired of the world. It’s my last option and my favourite game ever.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? No schedules; no “venomous” people around me; silence, beautiful colors, spring. And a sketchbook and many ideas to draw in a coffee bar.

What is my greatest fear? The future. And to waste present because of it.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I sleep too much. I envy people that can sleep only 4-6h at night. They have so long days.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? I love Puimun works, Annie Stegg, Aurora Wienhold, Orpheelin. They made so much of my actual art tastes. I also have many friends with incredible talents that inspire me to improve every day.

What is my greatest extravagance? I’m 36 years old and I often behave like a young girl. I also like childish colors, colorful hair clips and everything with rainbows.

On what occasion would I lie? To guide people to situations that are more affordable for them, when they can’t accept to make it themselves ’cause they feel guilty or can’t see the danger (or won’t see it).

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? That is actually very difficult to do with a regular salary.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I received my first DD on DeviantArt in… 2012? Thanks to Cristiana Leone; when about one year ago my comics got a boost on their visualizations. Both were incredible emotions, I felt incredibly happy.

If I could, what would I change about myself? My uncomfortable feelings when I am in front of other people.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Every time i finish a long project. Last year I published the first book of my comic “Gli Omicidi del Mulino”, and I was very proud (and tired!) before this great work.

Where would I most like to live? Not only in a place ❤ I like many places I study for my stories. I like south Patagonia (“Tierra del Fuego”), actually, ’cause in the story I’m actually working I took so much ispiration to it. And you can see PENGUINS! *_*

What is my most treasured possession? I have a library in which I collect all my little treasures, like a child. They aren’t things with some value, but they are priceless for me. The chemistry book of my father, who died – some beautuful shells – toys of my childhood – all my good luck charms, and so on.

What is my most marked characteristic? I’d love if it’ll be my cheerfulness, but i’m not that every time.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Near my town there’s a park above a river. It’s so beautiful, and when there’s good weather it’s lovely to have a bycicle ride.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? “Margherita” coffee bar. Where there are so much tasty pastries ❤

What books influenced my life and how? “Neverending Story” of Michael Ende. It was my first fantasy book and I always wanted to ricreate, someday, the same sense of wonder that I love in it.

Who are my favorite writers? Michael Ende, Umberto Eco, Michael Moorcock, Conan Doyle, Howard P. Lovecraft, Konrad Lorenz.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Epic and power metal, especially Sonata Arctica.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Eowyn of “Lord of the Rings”. I see so much of me in her.
And she answered: ‘All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Eorl and not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.’ ‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked. ‘A cage,’ she said.”  

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Dalai Lama is my hero. He loves everyone in the world and tries to comprehend everyone’s rights, no matter how deeply they got wrong.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The Goonies ❤

What role plays art in my life and work? It’s my crutch – basic to move forward in difficult moments.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My boyfriend Simone I think, he’s always participating even when he doesn’t comprehend some artists’ problems ^_^ My friend Elisa Melis, who is a generous friend and great ispiration of how an artist must be. And Ros Alba, who is super talented and I want more and more of her drawings. And Stefania, splatter and amazing.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? My “artistic friends”, they’re all incredible. When I can partecipate to something with them I feel so honoured.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018? I can’t wait to partecipate to “indieversus” show in Novara, named “Fumettopolis” this september: all indie comic artists in Italy have a space in it, it is a lovely occasion to meet other people with my background and interests and spend beautiful time with them.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I want to finish some works about my tale “War of The Outcasts”; I’m about to end the sketchbook, but I’d also like to finish the definitive illustrations of the book. Contemporarily I’m working on some funny comics based on italian ads, “Gli Omicidi del Mulino” (“Murders of the Mill”), and I’d like to have the second number of the paper version ready for Fumettopolis.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Fumettopolis. And online. I’m making a break to exhibitions ^_^

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? I can’t live without my artistic passion, it’s my nourishment, without it my colors are only white and black.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Mana Sputachu (Martina Guarino), a talented comic artist; Giorgia Papagna (P-Jo Art) with her incredible fantasy illustrations; Stefania Russo and her beautiful horror-gothic style; Laura Spianelli, a great comic artist and one of the minds behind Indieversus.

How can you contact me? On Facebook I’m Laura Pex Pezzoli; my pages are (watercolors) (comics)
I’m also on DeviantArt:
My portfolio and blog:


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