Biography

Manuela Santoni is an Italian comics artist and illustrator.

Born in 1988, she studed art at Liceo Artistico in Rome. In 2012, she graduated in Contemporary art history at "Roma La Sapienza" University.

Meanwhile, she attended Scuola Romana dei Fumetti, and in 2013 she was selected for a Master Degree in Illustratrion based in Macerata. Since 2017 she's a teacher at the Pencil Art" comics and illustration school.

Manuela's first published works are the young adult fictions Girl R-Evolution (De Agostini, 2016) and Storie proprio buffe (Editrice Il Castoro, 2016). Since then she has published two graphic novels, Jane Austen (Beccogiallo Editore, 2017) and Le sorelle Bronte (Bronte sisters) (Beccogiallo Editore, 2018).

Manuela lives and works in Fonte Nuova, in Rome countryside.


Exhibitions

2011:
  • Dodici Pose, collective exhibition - Rome
2012:
  • Circolo degli Artisti, Wi-fi Art - Rome
2013:
  • CRACK fumetti dirompenti - Rome Festival of Drawn and Printed Art
2015:
  • 'Morrissey' piece for 'Sexy Rock', Parione9 - Rome
  • Part of group show "Inklist" @ Monk Club & Hula Hoop Club - Rome
2016:
  • CRACK fumetti dirompenti - Rome Festival of Drawn and Printed Art


Publications

2015:
  • 'Nowhere Fast', webcomic - Verticalismi
2016:
  • 'Girl R-Evolution', (Alberto Pellai) - DeAgostini
  • 'Storie proprio buffe', (Paul Jennings) - Il Castoro
2017:
  • 'Jane Austen', graphic novel - Beccogiallo
  • 'Anatomia dell'adolescenza – Omaggi all'opera di Davide Toffolo', selfproduction - Legione degli Artisti
  • 'Papayas Pineapples and the Apocalypse', selfproduction - Ossi di Peppia
2018:
  • 'Le sorelle Bronte', graphic novel - Beccogiallo
  • 'Sacerdotesse, imperatrici e regine della musica', (Calrice Trombella) - illustrations