MASSIMO GIACON

MASSIMO GIACON was born in Padova in 1961.
He began to draw comics in 1980, and still does so today, collaborating with the following magazines and publishers: Frigidaire, Tempi Supplementari, Frizzer (pub. Primo Carnera), Linus, Alter (pub. Milano Libri), Dolce Vita, Tic, Nova Express (pub. Granata Press), Cyborg (pub. Telemaco), Blue (Mare Nero) and the publishers Coconino Press, Black Velvet, Mondadori, Rizzoli Lizard RCS.
He has also worked as an illustrator for La Gola, Alfabeta, Elle, Per Lui, Glamour, Rockerilla, Rumore, XL Magazine, Rolling Stone.
Giacon has published two collections of short illustrated stories, containing works done in collaboration with Mimì Colucci (texts): Mecanostorie (Primo Carnera, 1985) and Rattletown (Granata Press 1995).
For the magazine XL he has created the character Bogie.
In 2009 Black Velvet Editore released the graphic novel Boy Rocket, written by Mimì Colucci.
In 2011 came the publication of La Quarta Necessità, a graphic novel based on a text by Daniele Luttazzi, Rizzoli Lizard/RCS Editore.
In 2013 Giacon began work on the graphic novel “Il mondo di Alfio”, featuring texts by Tiziano Scarpa for Rizzoli Lizard/RCS Editore.
In the field of design, he began working in 1985 for Studio Sottsass Associati in Milan, and has also designed objects for innovative and historic design companies like Memphis and Olivetti, and later for Swatch, Artemide and Alessi. He has also designed tapestries, laminates, websites, packaging, cookware, flatware, ceramics.
Over the last 5 years he has worked with the company Superego, creating a series of limited-edition ceramic sculptures (The Pop Will Eat Himself), and he is one of the protagonists of the production of Alessi’s line of gadgets for the holiday season (Alessi Xtraordinary Xmas).
In the field of art, together with Vittore Baroni and Piermario Ciani he has founded “TRAX”, a multimedia experiment open to unlimited external collaborations, active since 1988. His works have been shown in many galleries in Italy and abroad.
In 1980, together with Enrico Friso and Alberto Mineo, he founded the band of “deranged” electronic music “Spirocheta Pergoli”; later, in 1984, with Alberto Mineo and Mimì Colucci, he formed a new, bizarre art-rock band, “I Nipoti Del Faraone”. In 1996 his first solo album was released, “Horror Vacui”. In December 2002 he published his second solo record, “Nella città Ideale”. From 2003 to 2013 he has performed in concerts and as a DJ, on his own and with a new band, under the name Massimo Giacon & The Blass.
In 1984 he made a number of short animated films and illustrations for the television program “Mister Fantasy”, and later for the RAI programs Obladì Obladà and Moda. With Giacomo Verde and Stefano Roveda he created “Bit”, a virtual character of “La Città della Scienza” (Naples).
From 2009 to 2012, together with Studio Alienatio, he made many animated videos, including advertisements for Xtraordinary Xmas, the collection of holiday objects of Alessi.

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