Don’t let the red thread of NessunDove slip out of your sight:
From roleplaying games to stories both illustrated and not, from live events to cultural initiatives,
from Maria‘s pictures to Oscar‘s words.
Four hands, two heads, and a shared passion for ideas, imagination… And labyrinths.
Born in Lecco in 1984, Oscar Biffi lives and writes on the banks of river Adda. As a child he loved to play with rocks. His parents proudly thought they had found an heir to the distinguished tradition of masonry, passed down from father to son in the valleys of Bergamo… In truth he was just naming the pebbles, to make them all part of a story. Ever since then he has never kicked that habit, carefully studying plots and characters until he got a degree in Literature, then striking out on his own to work on roleplaying games, short stories and novels.
Maria Guarneri‘s artistic journey mostly took place in Milan, between the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and the Teatro Alla Scala. She has always had a taste for dipping her toes in many different crafts, ranging from drawing, to goldsmithing, to dressmaking, and stagecraft became a point of convergence for her kaleidoscope of interests. A lover of comics and illustrated books, when she met Oscar she stumbled into the right words to surround with her pictures, painted with the most disparate techniques. And she found her own as a game designer.