Artist Feature - Maria Lia Malandrino Nov 16 2017

Meet the artists

We are incredibly thrilled to announce that Italian illustrator, Maria Lia Malandrino, has just recently signed with us!  Her striking characters are perfect for fairytales and romantic stories.  She's even recreated some of her favorite Game of Thrones characters!  Maria also has experience working in animation which is evidenced in the dreamy quality of light and space in her illustrations. Maria is a highly skilled artist and we can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Be sure to check out more of her work on her Advocate artist portfolio and be sure to reach out to us if you're interested in hiring Maria for a book project!

"Maria Lia is an illustrator and concept artist from Italy.

Originally a self-taught artist, she grew up with Disney movies, Italian comic books (W.I.T.C.H., Corto Maltese, Dylan Dog) and Japanese anime (the work of mangaka Rumiko Takahashi and the inspiring imagination of Hayao Miyazaki), the mix of which helped develop her own style.

She spent most of her formative years in England, gaining her BA in Magazine Publishing from the University of the Arts London, and then working and travelling in Asia.

She has worked in several industry fields as a graphic designer, animator and concept artist, always feeling compelled to tell stories through pictures, be it in the form of a short movie or a videogame.

She is now based in Turin, where she lives with Muta, a small raccoon dog from China, and works as a concept and story artist in animation and gaming."