The Heroine’s Journey of Valentina Biletta

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

I love many things about my work: express myself through drawings and words, seeing and showing through a different sensibility, knowing beautiful people.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

My idea of perfect happiness is when everything turns in the good direction, but to know that even the difficulties are part of life.

What is my greatest fear?

My greatest fear is not having enough time to do everything I want

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

Be not brave enough

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

I admire many illustrators, who are friends and great professionals

What is my greatest extravagance?

Thinking that nothing is impossible

On what occasion would I lie?

Never …or almost never

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

The absence of security

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


If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would like to be braver and launch myself without thoughts

What is my greatest achievement in work?

To be able to do my job

Where would I most like to live?

In a remote countryside, in a city like Paris, Morocco or by the sea … where I live

What is my most treasured possession?

I think we should not own anything or anyone

What is my most marked characteristic?

I am very positive

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The sea

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

On the beach

What books influenced my life and how?

“The God of small things” because it is written in a magical way

Who are my favorite writers?

Pablo Neruda

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

P. I. Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

It is Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

All the people who do what they believe in, without bragging

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

“Il giovane favoloso” by Mario Martone

What role plays art in my life and work?

A very important role

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

My friends

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

I would like to go on working with publishers and the entities I’m collaborating with and also with a foreign publisher

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

I would like to meet Serge Bloch

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

I am looking forward to writing and illustrating others books

Where can you see me or my work?

Usually around Italy or in Celle Ligure where I live

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

For me, passion is what keeps you going on , in spite of everything and makes you feel alive

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Arianna Papini

How can you contact me?

By my site or my page fb Valentina Biletta

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