We’ve been raving about the work of artist  Federico Bertolucci, for a while here. As the artist on the LOVE series, published by Magnetic, he captured the natural world with drama, terror and beauty. And on his Little Tails series, also published by Magnetic, is as charming and sweet as LOVE is powerful. Both series are written by Frederic Brremaud and have a classic Disney-like quality. 

We just updated you on the HUGE European presence at this year’s ALA, but Bertulucci will be at  the Drawn In Europe event at the International Art Gallery this in Chicago.

Here’s the log line for Little Tails:

Chipper and Squizzo are a precocious puppy and squirrel who love to explore new and exciting environments, flying their cardboard box airplane to wondrous worlds full of fascinating animals and creatures. In each volume of this fun, educational series, they tour a different location, encountering the real-world animals found there in beautiful illustration and fun cartoon strip antics!

LITTLE TAILS is a series of young readers graphic novels created by Eisner Award-nominated illustrator Federico Bertolucci and writer Frédéric Brrémaud, creators of the world-famous, multi-award winning LOVE series of silent, wildlife graphic novels.

Written by Frederic Brremaud
Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci



And some pages! THIS IS SOOOO AMAZING:



And here’s the deets on the reception:

The International School of Comics of Chicago is proud to announce it is hosting its first international art gallery. This exhibit will feature acclaimed artists from across Europe.
Saturday, June 24, the International School of Comics is partnering with Europe Comics and collaborating with the French Comics Association (FCA), the Italian Culture Institute, Italian Expo, Magnetic Collection with Lion Forge Comics to bring five authors from Italy and France to Chicago.

Their works will come together at the venue CIAO CHICAGO:

1656 W. Chicago, IL 60622, opening to the public starting at 12:00 p.m.

Artists include: The awards winning​ ​Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi​ presenting the children’s adventure series​ ​Globetrotting Viola​ ​(Italy), ​Jérémie Royer​ presenting Audubon: On the Wings of the World​,​ ​a creative portrait of John James Audubon’s travels and adventures (France), ​David Etien​ presenting the US debut of his bestselling series ​The Baker Street Four​ (France) and ​Federico Bertolucci​, nominated two years in a row (including this year) for the prestigious Eisner award for “Best Painter/Multimedia Artist,” presenting the​ ​LOVE​ series of wildlife graphic novels.

This unique occasion will allow visitors to appreciate the diverse ways that creators make comics across the globe. These artist transfers a rich and singular graphic language to their work. This exhibit will include a moderated discussion with the artists, led by Nazeli Kyuregyan of Europe Comics, along with a book signing.

The Italian Expo is providing Italian food and wine for attendees and French desserts will also be featured.

Below is more information on the artists. To RSVP for the event via the International School of Comics Facebook Event Page, or Event Bright.