Artist feature - Giovanni Costa Jun 08 2016

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Here at Advocate we love signing talented artists with a range of style, our new artist Giovanni Costa being no exception. His work utilises charming characters and a style that draws from retro cartoons, making him perfect for children's books. Want to see more great work? Take a peek at his Advocate portfolio!

"My name's Giovanni Costa and I was born in Piacenza on the 24th October of 1985. As far back as I can remember I've always drawn, since my childhood, tryin' to copy comics and cartoons. In High School I attended an art school, Liceo Artistico "B. Cassinari" in Piacenza, then a comic book and illustration school, Scuola del Fumetto in Milan.

My biggest influences are early 2000's Cartoon Network animation, 60's cartoons and illustrators (like Mary Blair) and all the modern new retro artists. For my work I use a Wacom Cintiq, Photoshop and a little bit of Illustrator. I am always looking for the latest and newest form of the arts I love, such as comic books, illustration and animations, mainstream and underground, to catch a glimpse of inspiration.

I'm also a movie and tv series lover. I like listen music when I work, from any kind of metal and punk, till classical music and movie soundtracks. I love Star Wars. A lot."