Born in Milan in 1982, Paolo Castaldi creates comics as well as illustrations for magazines, publishing, and the music industry.
His graphic novels have been published in over ten countries around the world. With Etenesh (BeccoGiallo, 2011 - Des ronds dans l'O, 2016), he won the Boscarato Award in Italy as best debut author. In 2018, he published Zlatan, a comic book that marked the beginning of his collaboration with Feltrinelli Publishing. In 2019, he published his second graphic novel L'Ora X (Feltrinelli)—written and illustrated in collaboration with Erri De Luca, and La Buona Novella (Feltrinelli) in 2020—an adaptation of Fabrizio De André's music album, considered one of the masterpieces of Italian music of all time.
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