The Heroine’s Journey of Katya Coli

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

My job gives me the chance to manage my time as I want this is the best of life! Having the power of absolute freedom!

What is my idea of perfect happiness?  

Do not have anyone who tells you what to do, be the master of yourself and do not know the hands of the clock.

What is my greatest fear?  

To lose my imagination no longer able to dream.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  

I travel very fast with my mind, and sometimes I lose the point of view of things.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire

I do not have particular people of reference, but I am attracted by all those people who, despite being great, remain humble and give without reserve.

What is my greatest extravagance

I speak with animals and plants!

On what occasion would I lie?  

Lying is not beautiful, but in some circumstances for good we can make an exception.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The white sheet, in that space there is everything and there is nothing!

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? 

When I managed to create my studio, sit down in my chair and finally be home.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My availability, I give all of myself to the people I love, but then I find myself in deficit with myself and with my work.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

The gratification that is given to you by the most humble people because they speak with the heart.

Where would I most like to live?

I spent my childhood in Sicily, and there I would return, because it was the cradle of my creativity.

What is my most treasured possession?

My hands and my mind, I would be lost without them.

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am very determined, I have a lot of patience and I always reach the goals that I aim for.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I live near the sea. The sea has always been the live motiv of my life.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Where I live there are several interesting places, but in particular I like Gabicce Monte in the province of Pesaro, because it seems a second Positano and we eat good fish.

What books influenced my life and how?

One of my favorite books isWomen running with wolvesby Clarissa Pinkola Estes. He speaks of the female soul and has made me discover things hidden within myself.

Who are my favorite writers?

There are many writers, but in particular I love Pablo Neruda, Jane Austen Italo Calvino.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Maurice Ravel’s Bolero.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Peter Pan, the story of the boy who did not want to grow up.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Disabled people have an extra gear and certainly have a lot to teach us.

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

The pursuit of happiness with Will Smith.

What role plays art in my life and work?

For me, art is my fixed point, it is my oxygen mask, without that I would have died.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

An old classmate who has always supported Tiziano.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?

I would like to work with Gabriel Pacheco, an internationally renowned Mexican illustrator.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

I have a special desire for Wolf Erlbruch, a great German illustrator. I love his illustrations

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

I created an illustrated book project on violence against women and I was inspired by a poem by Alda Merini. I’d like to see it published.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

At this moment I am stuck for various work commitments.

What do the wordsPassion Never Retiresmean to me?

Passion is in all things we are made of passion, and this goes every day fed otherwise it goes out, and life without passion is not life.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Gabriel Pacheco (Illistrator and set designer)

Anna Castagnoli (writer and illustrator)

Simone Rea (Illustrator)

Carll Cneut (Illustrator and graphic)

Beatrice Alemagna (Illustrator and writer)

Renato Morricone (Illustrator)

How can you contact me?

My e-mail address:


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