The 139th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.
Collaborators, translators and friends of the legendary cartoonist Hugo Pratt discuss his work and place in comics history. With Fiore Sireci, Patrizia Zanotti, and Marco Steiner.
Fiore Sireci teaches Anglo-American social history as well as writing in the visual arts at Parsons and the New School, and British literature at Hunter College. He is also a translator, editor, and writer. He has a long time love of comic books and graphic novels and is currently working on translations of the works of Hugo Pratt.
Born in Argentina, Patrizia Zanotti started working with Hugo Pratt at the age of 17, in 1979. She began as a colorist for Pratt’s comics, and then went on to manage dealings with various publishers. She also was involved in the graphic design and editing of Pratt’s books and eventually came to oversee his international exhibitions, including shows in Buenos Aires, Paris, Venice, Milan, Rome, Siena and Lugano. She travelled with Pratt on many business trips throughout Europe, North America and the Pacific as well as other locations over the course of 17 years. In 1994, she partnered with Pratt to create the Italian publishing company Lizard Edizioni, which published graphic novels of Italian and foreign authors, among which were: Milo Manara, Marjane Satrapi, Hergé, Juan Canales and Guarnido and thanks to her knowledge of the Pratt works, Patrizia has managed and has led CONG, Hugo Pratt Art Properties, since 1995.
Born in Rome in 1956 Marco Steiner lives in Rome and New York. He’s a doctor who loves held a passion for reading and writing adventures stories. He has always been an avid traveller and photographer. His mentor and friend, Hugo Pratt, suggested the central European pen name. One year after Pratt’s death, Steiner completed Pratt’s novel Corte Sconta Detta Arcana, published by Einaudi in 1996.
Accompanied by the Swiss photographer Marco D’Anna, he has been travelling in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and South America covering all the geographic locations frequented by Corto Maltese in his adventures. The texts and images from those trips became the introductions to the 14 Corto Maltese books. In Steiner’s second novel Il Corvo di Pietra, a young Corto Maltese appears in this new adventure set in 1902. The book is published by Sellerio in Italy and by Denoël in France.