Francesca Carribelli

Francesca Carribelli

Francesca always thought of books like a treasure chest, and the illustrations, like windows to look inside. “Her mother said, she was born with a pencil in hand… she drew before she was able to speak.
When Francesca was eight years old, their family moved into a new home, a big one. The rooms were too simple and Francesca could not stop herself. Being very creative since her childhood she painted the entire room with her beautiful characters all over. This was the beginning of her artist’s freelance career. Since then, the funny characters have stayed with her everywhere, at grade school first, then at University in Rome where she studied Art and Literature.

Now, the characters share the attic where she works, with her and her sweet black dog, Luna.”

Books illustrated by Francesca Carribelli