Marco Tabilio is an Italian comic author. He spent the past few years in Hamburg and Lake Garda. His comics have appeared in magazines and exhibitions in Italy and Germany. Marco Polo: Dangers and Visionsis his first graphic novel and has been published in three different languages.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
There are many! When I was a thirteen I remember I fell in love with The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Middle age, mysteries, an old monastery . . .
What’s your favorite line from a book?
The beginning of Dino Buzzati’s short story “Vecchio facocero” (“Old warthog”) follows me for a while: “It is necessary to consider the psychology of the old warthog. Getting to a certain age, the African hog is often inclined to think with disdain about the pettiness of life.”
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Sergio Toppi was a great Italian illustrator and his art was one of the first source of inspirations for me as I started to draw. Talking about contemporary comic authors, I love the work of French cartoonists like Christophe Blain, Joann Sfar, and David B.