Cartoonist and Illustrator, Claudio Avella is a young talent who was born and raised in a renowned city near Naples, Castellammare di Stabia.

He discovered his talent for art, and drawing in particular, as a kid, when he used to create fictional universes, born within his own imagination, with just a sheet of paper and a pencil.

This passion led him to attend several art schools throughout the years: starting from high school, later at the Fine Arts Academy, until he got to Scuola Comix in Naples.

That was his final gateway into the comics world. At first he worked for Coniglio Editore, but later he also collaborated with Zenescope.

He then worked for Aspen, Devil’s Due and Shockdom: for them he realized the author’s comic book Junky Cable and designed Tiresia.

He also self-produced Demon’s Daughter and Colors artbook.

He was one of the founders of Artsteady, with whom he created 47 Dead Man Talking, a horror-humorous comics set among the neigbourhoods of a zombie-infested Naples.

He then created the art collective Maliestremi, with whom he realized the anthology Rimedi.

His style was initially inspired by Japanese manga, but then he gradually parted from that tradition, to get closer and closer to the American and European comics look, as well as looking at the authorial style.

Claudio Avella