Francesco Fagnani, born in Merano in 1965, lives in Florence. He started his career as a satiric illustrator and author for the weekly magazine Cuore. He also worked for Linus and the newspaper Il manifesto. He illustrated books for children for the major Italian publishing houses. He also realized drawings for Amnesty International, WWF, CGIL, L.A.V. and Hamelin Association. He works in the advertising field.