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Book Talk | Cartoonist David Marchetti at Toronto Comic Arts Festival


Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto is pleased to collaborate with TCAF – Toronto Comic Arts Festival to present

Italian Cartoonist David Marchetti

in Conversation with

Multidisciplinary Artist Cleopatria Peterson

See featured guest David Marchetti in conversation with multidisciplinary artist, writer, printmaker, illustrator and publisher Cleopatria Peterson (they/them) about his phenomenal new book One (Uno). Cleopatria will talk with David about the creation of his 400 plus page mostly wordless graphic novel, his love of dinosaurs and beagles, stream of conscious journeys and his next project “L’osservatore”.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 2:00 PM (EDT)

Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Toronto Reference Libray

789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Novella Room | Second Floor


David Marchetti will also be a guest for a special Zoom presentation of

Toronto Italian Comics Studies

University of Toronto

Friday April 28 | 11:00 AM EDT

Click here for Zoom link – open session, no prior registration required

Conversation with the comics artist David Marchetti about his sensational debut work, “Uno” nominated for “Micheluzzi” prize as best first work at Napoli Comicon 2022, about his creative process, his experience as an artist and his approach to the medium.

Talk in Italian with simultaneous translation into English.


David Marchetti was born in Pietrasanta (Italy) in 1992. He graduated in 2019 in the course of illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. As a thesis work he created a book of about 400 pages entitled Uno(One). He recently started a collaboration with the Hollow Press publishing house which after reading Uno, decided to invest in the young author and make his first work public in 2021. He is currently working to his second project l’Osservatore(the Observer).