Here , the imagination of many will already flown in the lovely Ithaca where a woman quite depressed, is standing in front of a weaving loom machine , looking out the window towards the sea sighs. Add some handmaid ( depressed as well for female solidarity ) , an old dog waiting for the return of the master to kick the bucket; laughter and burps that come from unwelcome guests in the living room .
While Ulysses is busy in his heroics Penelope "waits".
Waiting is a strange activity. Time expands and waiting changes manything.
One day , pen and notebook in hand , I drew a beautiful woman with a fish head . Big eyes, wide open. Scales and sharp teeth. She was funny. I have designed another. I gave her a nice dress, a black pearl necklace (fake) and a nice pair of red shoes. She looked nice. Then I set her at a table. I served red wine and I put a letter in her hands. I watched for a while the little rectangle I drew with my pen. Empty . I filled it with: " Hello . I'm leaving. I'm sorry . Adieu . Je t'aime . " Only the signature missed: " Penelope " !
And so, one by one, the other drawings born. The sea, black hair that turn into sea monsters , letters, wet leaves , fishes, suitcases full of water, nightmares ... 45 boards that tell my Penelope : the story of waiting and a transformation . Expecting could change many things and when it’s too long... you become the expectation itself.
With your help I can realize a volume of forty-five drawings and get the attention of publishing houses , newspapers, festivals and competitions ! This will increase my work, born from a strong passion that I’ve always had.
I really believe in this story and the drawings that tell it . Even with a small contribution you can help me to achieve my goal and see (and browse !) Penelope printed on paper . In return you will have a wonderful prize of my creation (and my gratitude and the merit of having personally contributed to this honorable publishing feat !)
Visit my blog www.mariagiuliacolace.blogspot.com !
Penelope will be from October 31 to November 3 in "Lucca Comics & Games" stand Eppela to continue his fundraising.
For those who come to support Penelope at Lucca Comix Fest, in addition to the prizes ... there 'an original drawing fresh ink waiting for him with a personalized dedication!
for those who do not want to wait ... drawings and original watercolors for sale! "
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My name is Mariagiulia Colace and I am an illustrator and ... actress!I love to tell stories and I love to listen to them. I love when the ridiculous becomes tragic, and when the tragic becomes ridiculous.After my graduation in Set Design (at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome) I studied directing and acting in Venice (at the I.U.A.V.) and Perugia (at the C.u.t.).The art of drawing is a passion I've always had. So theater and drawings became tools for the same goal: to create images!
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