The Heroine’s Journey of Giulia Argnani

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

The thing I love most about my work is that I always get richer in energy, a part of me is always regenerated. It reminds me when children do not want to go to sleep not to stop the game.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? 
Feel free from mine wrong mental prison and being able to always see the positive side of things.

What is my greatest fear?

Time of life is short so my greatest fear is not having loved enough.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I don’ find in me something to really deplore. For sure I can learn to believe more in myself.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

Vittorio Giardino.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Someone told me I am atypical. I don’t know if this makes me extravagant.

On what occasion would I lie? 

Maybe not to hurt someone, but I always defend the truth as the best way to live.

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

I always try to do my best in every project, I spent years to form myself in order to be professional, to transform my passion in work, so it makes my crazy when people has not respect for my work, my skills, my time, and above all for passion that each person that does this work put inside each project.

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

When in 2017, after publication of my last graphic novel about Janis Joplin biography 

I receved a nomination as the best Italian author of the year.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I would like to be less severe with myself, not judge me badly everytime I do something wrong cause I’m human and I need to remember myself than I am free to make mistakes without being a bad person.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

When Edizioni BD, my editor, ask me to realize Janis Joplin biography I was very proud to have the opportunity to write and draw abut one of the greatest rock icons of all time.

Where would I most like to live?

In every place that makes me feel at home.

What is my most treasured possession?

My comics collection.

What is my most marked characteristic?

I don’t know what my friends could say about this, but I think that honesty toward myself and others is my marked characteristc.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

I live in Rome, one of the most inspirational location in the world, is very difficult to make a choice. Ask me tomorrow.

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

I really love my neighborhood “Pigneto” where you can eat and drink choosing between a lot of places. “Bottiglieria Pigneto” is one of my favourite. Is a very pleasant place from breakfast to dinner, I always bring my friends there.

What books influenced my life and how?

I really love biographies. Reading other’s life makes me wondering about mine and it is an always useful exercise.
Who are my favorite writers?

One I really appreciate is Michael Cunningham, his way of writing fascinates me completely.
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Something that reminds me that even I die, I will live forever. “The show must go on” by Queen could be a good choice.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Conan il ragazzo del futuro” from Hayao Miyazaki cartoon series. He lives after atomic s, the only person who has taken care of him ( his grandfather) is dead, but he continues to believe in friendship and in the future. He taught me a lot about friendship, about cooperation, about love. Thank you, Conan.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Each person that has the courage to be him/herself and put love at first place. When love really lives inside your soul, your soul can not be corrupted from life.

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

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” by Giuseppe Tornatore

What role plays art in my life and work?

If I consider art as an expression of self, art has a fundamental role for me and my work.

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

My sister for sure.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

with anyone who believes in me and in my work, who can teach me something I don’t know yet in order to improve myself.

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

I wolud like to have overseas clients

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

I dream to make a movie from one of my graphic novels. At the moment I am working on the third.

Where can you see me or my work in 2019?

You can find me and my works on:



My blog



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

I have always thought about my passion as clown’s candles, even if you blow a lot, it never burns out.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Luana Rondinelli, Veronica Ciancarini.

How can you contact me?

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