Illo Agency welcomes Giuliano Cangiano

The turn of a new week is the perfect time to announce a new signing! Please welcome Sicilian illustrator, Giuliano Cangiano to Illo Agency.

Giuliano has a varied style with lots of mixed media and bold colours! We love the busy scenes that he has created, with the contrasting move into more child friendly pieces with his nephew as inspiration. Keep reading our Q&A session with him earlier this month ... 

Q: Hey Giuliano! Who would you consider as some of your favourite illustrators?

A: I don't know if someone in particular inspires me at all, but I am sure that a lot of artists I love led me to choose my job and taught me how to handle a pencil.
Just having a look at my book shelf I am appoint Andrea Pazienza, Will Eisner, Giorgio Cavazzano, Jacovitti, Cyril Pedrosa, Nicolas De Crécy, Richard Scarry, Manu Larcenet, Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Sacco, I adore the Hanuka brothers and I just discovered (thanks to a friend) Charley Harper and I want to find the secret behind his use of colours.

Q: A great list! Describe your style, in your own words ... 

A: My style is gestural and synthetic, but is also amused and honest. In recent times I am trying to tame it and evolve the colours into my natural black and white approach.

Q: A micture of old and new - we love it! When you're not illustrating, what do you get up to in your spare time?

A: I read alot and listen to audio books as I like to get lost in stories. Amreican and Sicilian writers are my favourite,
Often, in the evening, I write down my considerations of what is going on in this strange and tragic historical period: they call them political comics. I also like to do a lot of cooking!

Q: Cool! What is your favourite thing to illustrate?

A: I love to draw my nephew Leo, together with his plush toy elephant. I draw these little surreal scenes where they talk and joke together and go on adventures. Together they fly, skare and shout incomprehensible sounds. Primitive beings are nice to observe and draw.

Q: And finally, why did you want to sign with Illo?

A: Because its distinct and diverse, like me :) 

And that's a wrap! To work with Giuliano, check out some more of his work before getting in touch with one of our Illo-agents who can bring your project to life. 

at Illo Agency, we pride ourselves in representing a collation of global illustrators, distinctly diverse in creativity and uniquely celebrates by like-minded clients across a range of commercial markets.