Materia Degenere 3Diabolo Edizioni
Short comic about architect, designer and photographer Ettore Sottsass Jr, and his days in Milan documented through his books, interviews and diaries.
Made for Materia Degenere 3, a biennial comic anthology published by Diabolo Edizioni and edited by Matteo Contin, along with stunning Claudia Bumbica, Maria Giulia Chistolini, Giorgia Rachel Donnan and Giulia Ratti.
Each Materia Degenere issue tributes a great Italian comic artist: for this third one Paolo Bacilieri, and the chosen thread to link the stories was to set them in Milan, Bacilieri’s main setting in his body of work.
During the researches I had luck by discovering Fabio Copiatti’s blog A passo di vacca, in which a post explores one of the places most frequented by Sottsass during his youth, the Dairy of the Pirovini Sisters, of which there is usually little information. Fabio, historical researcher, biologist and environmental excursion guide, made himself available to let me use the material and videos presented in the post, and provided me with unpublished material to use as a reference for the comic, such as the first page of this double page above.
Below some mixed spread pages.