Hi I'm Martina
and I live in Rome
I studied as a Comic artist and I'm working as a Comic colourist and illustrator.
I like experimenting with all sort of media
, 'cause I get easily bored, so my gallery is filled with digital, vector, flash animations, pixel art as well as traditional, acrylics, inks, pencils... My absolute Love goes to watercolour
. I couldn't live without my watercolours! I've got them on my desk 24/7 as long as a jar with dirty water. I watercolour even when I'm on the phone, when I'm watching tv, when I'm in front of my mac (which suffers for it, it's quite stained...).
I love italian comics, american comics and argentinian comics
. I couldn't live without Eduardo Risso, Hugo Pratt, Gianni Deluca, Carlos Gomez, James Jean, Crepax, John J Muth, Stuart Immonen, Dino Battaglia... and the list is long. I don't crave for manga style, because I have an hated past with it (hence my nick) and I still suffer the consequences. It's like a curse: once in manga always in manga. But I still love Hiroaki Samura like the first time I read Blade of the Immortal. There's too much coffeine in my bloodstream and a lack of real spice in my life.
I'm a fan of pop culture: I love rock, new wave, industrial and post-punk. I love Cinema, fashion and tv-shows. Give me science fiction and you'll see a happy woman. Give me an old style graphic adventure game and I'll play for hours.
Buy me shoes and I'll love you forever.
Fell free to use my work for non-commercial
purposes, as long as you CREDIT+LINK me I've got no problem at all.
My portfolio/website: www.sarapica.net
To contact me
feel free to send me a note via DA, or a mail to postmaster(at)sarapica.net
My reply policy here on DA is basically non existent. I reply a couple of messages every now and then with no real logic. if you see that I replied to one message and not another one it's not personal but it's my unorganized brain at work.