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Sergio Ruzzier

Sergio Ruzzier is the author and illustrator of many children's books, including Amadina, The Room of Wonders, and The Little Giant.  He has created comic strips for Italian magazines Linus and Lupo Alberto Magazine.  He has also done work for in many national and international magazines and book publishers.  His work has been awarded by American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, and Parents’ Choice.  He lives in New York.  Visit him at www.ruzzier.com.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Nasci, Pati, Mori.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Walking.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. "Lo scapolo" (Paolo Conte), "Con una rosa" (Vinicio Capossela), "A Little Rain" (Tom Waits), "Suzanne" (Leonard Cohen), "Albergo a ore" (Herbert Pagani).

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Susceptibility.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Walking in the countryside in central Italy, visiting antique churches. Going back home, cook and eat.

Author Voices

November 03, 2009

I was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966. I grew up reading comics and picture books. Among my favorite books were the Minarik/Sendak's Little Bear series, Bruno Munari's "Cappuccetto Verde" ("Little Green Riding Hood"), and Dino Buzzati's "La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia". As a young teenager, I discovered and fell in love with the old American comics: Krazy Kat, Popeye, Dick Tracy, and many more. At the same time, I was surrounded and fascinated by Medieval and Early Renaissance art, especially Giotto, Simone Martini, Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, and many other wonderful, lesser-known painters and illuminators. But before all this, my first,... see more

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