Gianluca Costantini

Gianluca Costantini (born December 19, 1971) in Ravenna, Italy, is a cartoonist, artist and activist.[1] His political comics are much appreciated in Italy and have gained him respect in cultural circles, has published in 2009 "The Turtle Tamer of Istanbul " written by Elettra Stamboulis. A graphic novel that recounts the life of the intellectual Osman Hamdi Bey.

Gianluca Costantini is a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna since 2009 and Ravenna in 2012.


Gianluca Costantini he graduated from the Art Institute Gino Severini of Ravenna in 1991 in Applied Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna in Decoration in 1995. He began exhibiting in the historic gallery La Bottega[2][3] artist engraver Giuseppe Maestri in 1990 in the company of photographer Alex Majoli. His work continues between contamination ranging from mosaic to cyberpunk.

In 1993 he published the first comic strip magazine Schizzo n°5, curated by Massimo Galletti for the Center Comics Andrea Pazienza of Cremona. In 1994 he began his collaboration with the newspaper Il manifesto and the magazine Neural cyberpunk and contemporary art magazine Museo Teo Art Fanzine. In 1994, he knows the artist graffiti Marco Teatro and collaborate with the Happening of comics and illustration in Milan, Bologna, Rome, Turin and Lugano.


Gianluca Costantini his latest graphic novels include Dinner with Gramsci, Julian Assange Wikileaks hacker ethics. Founder of the magazine inguineMAH!gazine and G.I.U.D.A. Geographical Institut of Unconventional Drawings Arts. Costantini contributes to Courrier International, Internazionale, laLettura (Corriere della Sera), Pagina99, World War 3 Illustrated and Le Monde diplomatique.

Graphic novels



Political comics

Art Books

















United States

Web Publications

Curating of cultural events

Gianluca Costantini founding member of Mirada, an association involved in planning curating of cultural events.

Editor and Publisher

Since 2002 he has headed the Italian comic magazine inguineMAH!gazine and graphic novelists such as Phoebe Gloeckner, Danijel Zezelj, Ramize Erer, Max Andersson, Felipe Abrances, Carlos Latuff, Gord Hill and James Kochalka.


2003–2009 by the magazine inguineMAH!gazine in collaboration with Paper Resistance, Marco Lobietti and Elettra Stamboulis. Editions: Coniglio, Fernandel and Comma 22.

G.I.U.D.A. Geographic Institute of Unconventional Drawings Arts

2009–2015 by the magazine G.I.U.D.A. Geographical Institute of Unconventional Drawings Arts in collaboration with Elettra Stamboulis and Marco Lobietti. Giuda Editions, Italy

External links


  1. "Gianluca Costantini: The Italian Cartoonist Unmasking the Powerful". PanAm Post. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. Sideri, Eugenio (1990). Pensateci stanotte. Ravenna: Robinson.
  3. Mazzotti (1990). Pensieri notturni su giovani talenti. Ravenna: Il Nuovo Ravennate.
  4. ""Pertini fra le nuvole": la Storia spiegata con i fumetti – Panorama". Panorama (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  5. "Pertini fra le nuvole [recensione]". Fumettologica. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  6. "Officina del macello, la decimazione della Brigata Catanzaro [Recensione]". Fumettologica. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  7. "I coraggiosi fanti ribelli nelle trincee del 1917". Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  8. Baroni, Vittore (February 1, 2016). "Diario segreto di Pasolini". Blow Up.
  9. "Il Pasolini prima di Pasolini, secondo Stamboulis e Costantini [Recensione]". Fumettologica. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  10. "'Diario segreto di Pasolini', la formazione di un intellettuale – Panorama". Panorama (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  11. Ghinassi, Sabina (2004). Gaze on the war. Italy: Mirada Cultural Association. p. 17.
  12. Brolli, Daniele (2006). Stati gassosi della verità. Ravenna, Italy: Fernandel Edition. pp. 7–9. ISBN 9788887433807.
  13. Tahar, Lamri (2008). Blood in Algeria. Perugia, Italy: Miomao Gallery. pp. 1–2.
  14. Vecchiato, David (2012). Play it again Gianlu'. Ravenna, Italy: Giuda Edition. p. 99. ISBN 9788897980155.
  15. Compagnoni, Arturo (2012). Action time and vision. Ravenna, Italy: Giuda Edition. pp. 3–4. ISBN 9788897980155.
  16. Angiolini, Chris (2012). Bronson Chronicles and Epiphanies. Ravenna, Italy: Giuda Edition. pp. 45–46. ISBN 9788897980155.
  17. Stamboulis, Elettra (2009). Dionysus in Iraq. Bergamo, Italy: Libri Aparte. pp. 18–19. ISBN 9788895059150.
  18. Giacometti, Viola (2009). Untitled Drawing Art. Bergamo, Italy: Libri Aparte. p. 48. ISBN 9788895059143.
  19. Stamboulis, Elettra (2007). Matrimoni la Turchia vista dalla camera da letto. Ravenna, Italy: Fernandel Edition. pp. 3–5. ISBN 9788887433920.
  20. Stamboulis, Elettra (2007). Quel sottile odore di bruciato. Bologna, Italy: comma 22. p. 58. ISBN 9788888960111.
  21. Lamri, Tahar (2012). Carlos Latuff. Ravenna, Italy: Giuda Edizioni. pp. 3–4. ISBN 9788897980032.
  22. Churchill, Ward (2013). Alcune riflessioni sul lavoro di Gord Hill e sulla natura della resisrenza indigena. Italy: Giuda Edition. p. 67. ISBN 9788897980124.
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