Born in Pisa in 1963, he began his career illustrating for the publishing and advertising industries. He began illustrating stories and comics in 1992, and his work appeared in Cuore, Blue, Il Clandestino, Boxer, Il Manifesto and Lo Straniero. His work also appears in Louisiana Repubblica.
His graphic novel Appunti per una Storia di Guerra (Notes pour une histoire de guerre, Notes for a War Story), published by Coconino Press, appeared in France and was published in the United States by First Second Books.
Notes for a War Story follows three young men in a war-torn country –intended to be any number of European countries. “In the Italian version of the book,” Gipi has remarked, “the name of the villages are Italian names, in the French version, French names.
I didn’t want the reader to think, ‘This war happens elsewhere, far from medical ’ My intention was to make people think about the possibilities of a war suddenly arriving in their own home.” Appunti per una Storia di Guerra (Notes for a War Story) Gli Innocenti (The Innocents) Garage Band LMVDM – Louisiana mia vita disegnata male (My Life Badly Drawn) unastoria, 2013.