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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. It involves me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin.
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The Scuola di Fumetto e Scrittura di Siena is the place where we strive to support the artistic and professional growth of our students.

We opened the school in 2013, after the great experience with Superzelda sold in Italy, France, Spain and the United States. With Tiziana Lo Porto we took Superzelda on a promotional trip from Treviso to Agrigento. Back to base, me and Marilena (@marilenaevajane) we said it was time to share with others all the things we had learned on the field, and that nobody taught about editorial production and the rules of the market. All the other schools devoted themselves almost exclusively to artistic techniques and neglected the most important element: productivity, without which no author can hope to become a professional. We have always explored this aspect as partintegral of the educational path: how to become productive in everyday life and how to overcome the challenges of the publishing market. 

Working with boys and girls of all ages has become an irreplaceable antidote to the loneliness of artistic work

Il nostro corso Kids per giovanissimi talenti.

A  overview of our approach to teaching.

Our legendary blackboard with chalks.


Our school is a small artisan workshop in the heart of Siena and we do our best with students, passing guests andapprentices, as in the Renaissance.  We immediately involved in our teaching activities a small group of good friends who are excellent authors and also people of quality such as Federico Bertolucci, the collective Mammaiuto, the super friend and late Tuono Pettinato, the group of artists around the Kleiner Flugg label, the photographer Eolo Perfido Antonella Catanese with whom we areorganizing incredible things and Nicola Bernardi whose photos are on the site's homepage. the artist Timothy Macdowell who proposed me as a guest artist at Connecticut College in 2018. Finally, lifelong friends who have become great professionals such as photographers Marco Arienti and Stefania Vannucchi and novelist Riccardo Bruni.  Together with them and others who will accompany us in the future we try to bring our experience and expertise to as many people as possible.

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The youtube channel of the School of Comics and Writing.

The culmination of our educational work is when our students bring their editorial projects to life. We ourselves have created two spaces where we produce the most interesting works: the Bandagialla collective with its web platform, and the Inkdrop Studio label for local productions, fairs, and crowdfunding projects.

Every day is an opportunity to learn and experience something new. Our social media platforms, constantly evolving, offer us the chance to surpass the boundaries of our "workshop" and share our content with the world.

Teaching comic art to Connecticut College Art Students.

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