Paolo Massimiliano Paterna (PMP)
I’m an illustrator, a cartoonist and a writer
I received a classical education and I have a Scuola del Fumetto’s diploma (December 2011)
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts with specialism in Painting (June 2016)
I’ve been a member of the Journalist Register since October 2009
Starting from 2003, I realized stripts, illustrations, drawings and covers for the periodicals Spazio Libero, il Caffè, dirittinegati.eu, Alta Nox, Il Palindromo.
I also realized the serial historical comics La Storia di Palermo a fumetti and Storia del XXI secolo.
I made the comics Il Re delle Meraviglie in 2010 (it was also realized an animated version), Le curiose vicende del Teatro Sibelius , and Ladri di carta.
I wrote the story Mani da Pittore and the plays Gli ultimi saranno i primi , and La mongolfiera.
On 24th of September 2011, La Repubblica.it published an illustration of mine as part of the report Un museo nel casolare di Impastato e 47 disegnatori gli rendono omaggio.
I’ve been chosen for the achievement of an art print for the awards ceremony of the Teatro Stabile Privato Al Massimo’s historical subscribers (November 2012).
I made the illustration Chiave di violino, selected by the contest Mind the Difference 2012, and showed at the Museo WOW Spazio Fumetto di Milano.
I’ve been selected by Neil Gaiman in the Shortlisted for the final selection of Calendar of Tales (among 5200 competitors all over the world).
I realized the illustrations of the book Una storia in rosa e nero, Edizioni Il Palindromo, Palermo May 2014, distributed in bookstores, and attached with the newspaper ” Giornale di Sicilia”. The book was presented at the Modern Art Gallery of Palermo (June 6, 2014).
I realized the illustrations of the book Ragioni spirituali ed antropologiche dell’Arte preistorica ed antica, Edizioni AZ Report Group, Palermo, December 2014. I have written numerous articles about Art, Culture and Theater on paper and online newspapers.
Percorsi Immaginari: il fumetto arte sequenziale, with the presence of C.B. Cebulski, Marvel Comics senior vice president of creative and creator development (Palermo, November 2011)
Memorial Gaetano Ingrassia, ACIPE’s exhibits with drawings and illustrations, music and reading (Palermo dicember 2011)
E noi sull’illusione… Collettiva. Collective of artists at the Galleria Biotos (Palermo, January 2012)
Exhibit during the concert conference La Voce vola, at the Conservatory of Palermo Vincenzo Bellini (April 2012).
Arte da Bere, exhibit of comics, illustrations and photos at the New Art (Palermo, May 2012).
Solo exhibition of drawings and paintings at the opening of my studio. With the participation of actors and musicians, throughout the month of August 2013, in Palermo.
Solo Exhibition at the Italian Armed Forces Officer’s Club (Rome, 27-31 May 2014). The event was organized by Skål International, with the intervention of the Maestro Pippo Madè and the art historian Adriana Mastrangelo Adorno.
Collective of artists at the Galleria i Magazzini dell’Arte in Trapani, from 11 to 31 October 2014, during the Magnetikzone Art Project National Exposition.
Solo Exhibition at the Galleria i Magazzini dell’Arte in Trapani, from Dicember 6, 2014 to January 1, 2015.
Collective of artists “L’Arte ricorre in soccorso alla Cultura”, Contemporary Art Exhibit, Second Edition at the Franciscan Library of Palermo, from March 27 to May 31, 2015.
I was invited to participate in the Trapani Biennal 2015, caseminime, at the Museo Torre di Ligny, September, 2015. It was a traveling exhibit in several European cities.
Solo Exhibition of paintings about themes of Dante, during the International Celebrities for the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri. There were: Giorgio Marrapodi Italian Ambassador to Austria, Josef Froehlich President of the Imperial Castles of Austria, Padre Egidio Monzani Director of the Casa di Dante di Ravenna, Daniela Pannella Prefect of the Minoritenkirche, Adriana Mastrangelo Adorno Art historian, Pippo Madé author of La Divina Commedia disegnata and La Divina Commedia dipinta. The event took place at the Minoritenkirche Cathedral, Vienna, October, 2015.
Newspapers that wrote about me:
Guerin Sportivo, Il Giornale di Sicilia, Il Giornale di Sicilia.it, La Repubblica.it, Il Corriere dello Sport.it, Secolo d’Italia, Newsicilia.it, Periodico Italiano Magazine, TGS Telegiornale di Sicilia, Tele Radio Mediterraneo, Radio Spazio Noi, asud’europa, La Gazzetta Palermitana.it, Sicilia Informazioni.com, Palermo Today, Trinacria News, Monreale Press, il Giornale del Mediterraneo.