Stefano Ricci is an Italian illustrator and creator of comics with a unique way of working: he combines pencil, oil pastels and collage and really attacks the paper, often destroying the surface in the process. His drawings and comics have appeared in books and magazines like Libération, Les Inrockuptibles, Télérama, l’Humanité, la Repubblica, and Glamour. His work has been exhibited at comic festivals as much as in art galleries.
Ricci’s first illustrated book appeared in 1989, entitled Dottori (Metrolibri). In 1996, he made name with his first comic book: Tufo, with a scenario by Philippe De Pierpont (Amok). For Glamour magazine he created Anita (Fréon, 1998), a story written by Gabriella Giandelli. Selected autonomous works by Ricci were compiled in Depositonero, centoventidisegni (Fréon, 1999) and in the Blackdepot series (n°2 at Bries, 2002).
Ricci has drawn for the theatre, dance and cinema and is involved in many artistic institutions. He currently teaches comic strip drawing and contemporary graphics in Hamburg, where he also lives.