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Are you a creative leader or creative professional looking to develop your business skills and storytelling? Amidst today’s uncertainty, it is more important than ever to reconnect with yourself and others, develop your creative business, and build your story. Dive deep into your unique business style and areas for growth with the coaching of Peter…

Welcome to the Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey is a global organisation founded by Peter de Kuster helping people to become better storytellers of their own lives. We have created a range of storytelling tools to help you be the storyteller of your own life and by rewriting your story transforming your creative life and business. We share stories of…

The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Schifano

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Certainly the freedom of expression, and the introspective experience. I find that artistic work is a meditation that walk with you throughout your life. What is my idea of happiness? i don’t know. I believe that happiness exist in relation to sadness, happiness cannot…

The Hero’s Journey of Giovanni Bucci

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that I get to work with so many different art forms and creative people. I have always been into all kinds of art, particularly music and visual arts, so being a director allows me to still have a finger in all of…

The Hero’s Journey of Ettore Pinelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The smell of linseed oil on my hands after painting. What is my idea of happiness? I’m still trying to figure out which one it is. What is my greatest fear? To lose myself moving by car at night. What is the trait that…

The Hero’s Journey of Ryan Brison

What Is my idea of happiness? My happiness is being able to live life free. Living fearless enjoying family, friends, and love ones and not being worried about time or finances. Truly being able to live and learn by making mistakes. What is the best thing that I love about my work? Giving birth to…

The Hero’s Journey of Yuri Buzzi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the fact that I am doing a variety of work, that gives me the freedom of expressing creativity in many ways and that change is always possible. What is my idea of happiness? Finding a good balance between the multiple personalities inside,…

The Hero’s Journey of Dante Tomaselli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being in control of my output…whether it be a movie or an album. Desecration, Horror, Satan’s Playground, Torture Chamber, Scream in the Dark, The Doll, Nightmare, Witches, Out-of-Body Experience…For each release, I feel like something is clawing at my insides, begging to be unleashed….

The Hero’s Journey of Antonino Gaeta

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my job is the inner silence, the possibility while I paint limestone the thresholds of another space-time dimension What is my idea of happiness? My Idea of ​​Happiness and being able to continue to be Free inside my canvases, without…

The Hero’s Journey of Ewen Gur

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love being free and decide what I want to do, to express myself freely. I’m in control! What is my idea of happiness? Having a family and being free to do what I want. What is my greatest fear? Not having enough resource…

The Hero’s Journey in Rome

In The Hero’s Journey in Rome we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or victimhood;…

The Hero’s Journey in Paris

In The Hero’s Journey in Paris we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey of Ricardo Ribeiro

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Each project is a new opportunity to create a singular, never seen, one of a kind piece. It always starts with a blank timeline and you have this incredible chance to tell a story in the most amazing, creative, interesting and ground breaking way you…

The Hero’s Journey of René Georges

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To get always surprises I did’nt expect at all while I am working on it. What is my idea of happiness? To find myself in peace and satisfied with what I do. What is my greatest fear? Not to be able to think and…

Virtual Journey: Testdrive Your Dream Job

Testdrive Your Dream Job Yes, you can try your hand at the business of your dreams without risking your present job or business, your next mortgage payment, or your kid’s future. In The Hero’s Journey – Testdrive Your Dream Job you will discover how meeting your rolemodels and spending a few days working with them…

Virtual Journey: The Hero’s Journey in the Movies

In this groundbreaking new hero’s journey we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power…

The Hero’s Journey of Karlyle Tomms

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love discovery. I find that, when I write, the characters tell me the story. Even though I have a basic idea of the story to begin with, I find myself discovering it, just as a reader would, when I write it.  What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Carlos Walker

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The beat thing I love about my work is how it bring out emotion in people. I also, love the fact that it sparks conversation that people are afraid to talk about. But because of the visual I feel it allows people to really…

The Hero’s Journey in Florence

In The Hero’s Journey in Florence we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey in Berlin

In The Hero’s Journey in Berlin we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey of Hernán Cabrera

What is the best thing that I love about my work? They are a couple of things. On the one hand, the possibility of working with wonderful artists. On the other hand, being able to be part of the creation of artistic works that, hopefully, will be enjoyed by people. Also the possibility of having…

The Hero’s Journey of Massimo Taccon

What is the best thing that I love about my work? This is not my work but it’s my LIFE … I love being able to express my interiority and my personality through my work. It makes me feel alive. What is my idea of happiness? Be free to do what I have in my…

The Hero’s Journey in Amsterdam

In The Hero’s Journey in Amsterdam we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey in Venice

In The Hero’s Journey in Venice we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey of Mosam

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The sync of my hands action,combinated with my inspiration. I always smile when i feel that. What is my idea of happiness? Trying to paint the world one day i one body of peace. This idea wakes me up everyday,along with my first coffee….

The Hero’s Journey of Mario Zuccarello

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work allows me to fully express my imagination, but only if I create images on my own, unfortunately the rules of the market impose on the creatives parameters that I often find unacceptable. What is my idea of happiness? Live fully. What is…

Virtual Journey: Self Promotion for Heroes

Self Promotion for Heroes Are you a creative person who desperately wants to tell the world about your talents and your art but lacks the time, money, and know-how? Self-Promotion for Heroes is full of clever and creative ideas you can use to successfully get the word out about who you are and what you do quickly,…

Virtual Journey: The Hero’s Confidence

Creativity and innovation are like muscles – the more we use them, the stronger they get. As kids we were all creative, but over time, so many of us were discouraged in our creative endeavours and eventually focused our energies on more traditional pursuits. In the Hero’s Journey project I will remind you that creativity…

The Hero’s Journey of Stefano Zarba

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Creativity is what I like most about my work. I love realizing at an artistic level, what I have in mind abd being able to create always different projects, alone or in team. What is my idea of happiness? My idea of happiness is…

The Hero’s Journey of Stefano Pugliese

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I work with startups, the best thing about my work is that you never get bored because everyday you face new issues to deal with. The adrenaline that this “world” gives you keeps me constantly excited. What is my idea of happiness? To make…

The Hero’s Journey in Spain

In The Hero’s Journey in Spain we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

Virtual Journey: Passion Never Retires

Passion Never Retires You need a quest to wake up in the morning and enough money to sleep at night. More than 10 years ago, Peter started rewriting traditional stories stories of retirement with his groundbreaking The New Retirement Story. He changed the story about retirement from one focused solely on money on a certain…

The Hero’s Journey of Edward Slaviero

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about my work is how it both challenges me as well as the viewers to a new perception on plastic – the material that I mostly work with; how I feel the constant need to challenge both mine and other’s view…

The Hero’s Journey of Paolo Iarossi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Surely the thing that I love most is taking care of the development of my ideas.the possibility of taking care of an idea and carrying it on paper has always fascinated me, because it gives me the opportunity to explore the worlds that I imagine…

The Hero’s Journey in Barcelona

In The Hero’s Journey in Barcelona we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey in London

In The Hero’s Journey in London we examine the way we tell stories about ourselves to ourselves — and, most important, the way we can change those stories to transform our business and personal lives. Your story is your life. As human beings, we continually tell ourselves stories — of success or failure; of power or…

The Hero’s Journey of Manuel Camia

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What i love about my job as filmmaker is that i get the chance to dive into many different stories and issues. I can sit back and let curiosity drive me. Curiosity is indeed my guide both in my personal and professional life. What…

The Hero’s Journey of Hash Moody

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing about my work is the privilege to do it from where I want, when I want & how I want, I mean I can manage & tweak almost every aspect of my business the way I want. Despite of all the work stress,…

The Hero’s Journey of Hiroki Ohsawa

Hiroki Ohsawa is an international award-winning film director originally from Tokyo, Japan. What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a film director, I can create something new which has never existed in human history and share it with people all around the world forever. What is my idea of perfect…

The Hero’s Journey of Vlad Kovalev

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It is opportunity to give life to design. This is a kind of stream of emotions that can be transmitted through animation or image. And, of course, the wide variety of design areas, I can apply my skills into. What is my idea of…

The Hero’s Journey of Mario Penco

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing of my work that I love, is creativity and multidisciplinarity. Every time, I have new different challenges or Problems to solve. What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is doing what you love and you will…

The Hero’s Journey of Denys Ivanenko

Hello, my name is Denis and I am a 3D Artist.  What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to see the models that I have made in video-games. I like to play War Thunder and it is an amazing feeling that I am participating in its development. In general,…

The Hero’s Journey of Benjamin Nuebel

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Cosmogony, or worldbuilding, when I’m creating new identities and see them come alive. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The concept of ›perfect happiness‹ is repulsive to me; static and dead. My moments of bliss usually occur in early morning or late evening –…

The Hero’s Journey of Angel Muro

Hello, my name is Angel and I’m an Illustrator and Concept Artist! What is the best thing that I love about my work? How limitless it feels, the perks of being an Illustrator is that you’re able to jump into different types of jobs without ever feeling as if you’re trapped in a career. What…

The Hero’s Journey of Boy Cornelissen

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Putting words in a certain order so that they not only convey the message, but are also aesthetically sound. That, and putting a healthy dose of humor in it, even when you adres a serious issue. Sometimes when I read blogs or articles, I…

The Hero’s Journey of Noel Batt

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The variety, I generally work one of two ways – on a client brief or self initiated projects, I have had some quite diverse clients, many with different needs and my own self initiated projects are often in different areas. What is my idea…

The Hero’s Journey of DJ Wright

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being free to express myself through music. Then sharing the music with like-minded people. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being able to enjoy my music when I’m done creating the pieces. To share the music and connect with others; help inspire and…

The Hero’s Journey of Luca Albertario

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The possibility to influence people’s actions, habits, behaviour through spaces. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Waking up in a cold, sunny morning. Breakfast close to a huge panoramic window on nature. Drawing something I didn’t know I were able to, listening to…

The Hero’s Journey of Leonardo Ligustri

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I think that the part I prefer in my job is the first visual interpretation of a subject. I love to transform simple words in something visible, giving life to a character or to an entire scene. Above all the concept phase of a project…

The Hero’s Journey of Matthew Kalil

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I am happiest when I work with others creative projects. This can be directing actors, work-shopping scripts or helping people find the stories they really want to tell. Ideally all of the above happen without staring at a laptop. Being physical, walking, talking, reading…

The Hero’s Journey of Gabriel Perino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? the best part of my job it’s the opportunity to work on complete design process, from product design to automotive and transportation design studying all the best solutions in order to give better life to all the users cause they are going to have…

The Hero’s Journey of Gabriel Schmitz

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing is that life suddenly makes kind of sense, without the need to put a name to it, and that the weight of time passing falls away. Or seems to, anyway. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The idea of perfect…

The Hero’s Journey of Rafa Zabala

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That is directly related to my passion since I can remember, which is art. I totally feel in control of my future because art is in my nature while I enjoy the challenge of exploring and reinventing myself as much as I need to as…

The Hero’s Journey of Stéphane Mathieu

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The meeting, sharing and pooling of skills, to create the product, or the building that will allow the end user to enjoy using it or live there. What is my idea of perfect happiness? In one word with a big L “Freedom” What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Jürgen Haupt

What is the best thing I love about my job? To let the imagination run wild! What is my idea of perfect happiness? To be satisfied with yourself! What is my biggest fear? A life in bondage! What is the quality that I regret most about myself? Impatience! Which living persons in my profession do…

The Hero’s Journey of Daniel Coffaro

Hi, I’m Daniel, I’m a creative writer, also working as film producer and screenwriter. What is the best thing that I love about my work? Writing means being honest, so it’s a difficult work. You had to tell the truth, even if it’s a fictional one, and you had to be able to manage the…

The Hero’s Journey of Alberto Anaya Lopez

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Working with so really passionate people and seeing them so happy when I send them the tracks. It is a true satisfaction, and I love this to the point that it does not feel like work at times. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Happiness…

The Hero’s Journey of Idilio Galeotti

What is the best thing I love about my job? I love the unpredictability of creativity in creating a work of art, every time while starting from a project, I let myself go to the sensations and emotions that I perceive in the construction phase of the work. What is my idea of perfect happiness?…

The Hero’s Journey of Patrick le Quément

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the freedom I enjoy. I love the possibility of accepting or refusing any project. I love to be able to design my life and continue to learn everyday and what’s more: to be constantly challenged. What is my idea of perfect happiness?…

The Hero’s Journey of Adrian Torres Garrido

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being able to see the faces of people who play video games and knowing that I am part of it. What is my idea of perfect happiness? A good combination of love, health and friends. What is my greatest fear? To not reach my…

The Hero’s Journey of Vincenzo Straziota

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It is to touch the thrill of Fashion, seeing beauty and meet different people What is my idea of perfect happiness? “Stealing Beauty” of Bernardo Bertolucci and live in Valle d’Itria (Puglia – Italy) What is my greatest fear? Bad healthy for the people…

The Hero’s Journey of Bobi Mojsovski

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Art is like a piece of the artist’s soul. I’m a huge lover of art, no matter if it’s 3d design, music, film, video games, books and etc. I love creating art and through it, express my own feelings. What is my idea of…

The Hero’s Journey of Ruud Terhaag

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I have the freedom to research my own questions and engage an audience with it when I present them as a story. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Perfect happines doesn’t exist in my opinion. My idea of happiness is to enjoy being…

The Hero’s Journey of Cello Vergeer

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I just love being able to inspire others with my creations. And being my own boss gives me so much freedom to live the life that I love. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being alive and appreciate each second of it! What…

The Hero’s Journey of Elia Scalfi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As a Game Designer I love to create stories that people can enjoy. I love how, with simple tricks, I can develop emotions in a player and see different reactions. What is my idea of perfect happiness? It’s when you rest after a long work, proud…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Gambino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Becoming someone else either on stage or in front of the camera it’s without any doubt the most exciting part of my work. Stretching my imagination to grasp a glimpse of a character’s persona fills me with unique vitality and keeps my brain working….

The Hero’s Journey of Giovanni Ariutti

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my job is that I can give life to something unanimated and  make the thoughts and fantasies I had from books, stories, songs and similars come true. I like to create actings and give feelings to the characters…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Dotti

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I can do what i always want to do. drawing and create What is my idea of perfect happiness? I love the idea to work in a warm house, outside of a big city. Grew a family there and be payed to do personal projects What…

The Hero’s Journey of Dimitris Armenakis

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As dark as things may seem, there is still hope in my stories. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being self-sufficient in the society we live in, by crafting the stories I need to say. What is my greatest fear? The possibility that…

The Hero’s Journey of Phil Dunstan-Brown

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  I have been doing what I’m doing now for thirty years, and the excitement of starting a new project never wanes. The type of work I do has changed immeasurably, but at the core of it is creativity and all that entails. I’m a…

The Hero’s Journey of Alessandro Mauri

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I’m a storyteller and I work both for business and for creative project. Almost every month I’ve got something new to put my skills at work on. It’s never the same, you can never get bored! And of course… Either in fiction and in business…

The Hero’s Journey of Chris Jackson

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Working with a diverse range of people is one of the best things about my job. I’m lucky to be connected to great thinkers and practitioners all over the world, as well as working with great clients. The second thing is working in complex…

The Hero’s Journey of Patrizio Cionfoli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Everyday is a different day, this is the interesting side of my work, where I’m focused on the beauty side of the objects, always focusing on people. I’m lucky to think on different projects every day, from small domestic appliances to architecture space by…

The Hero’s Journey of Christopher Reid

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I get to create – to add something positive to the world that did not previously exist. Art can enhance someone’s life. I also get the pleasure of seeing the world through the eyes of an artist, which means that I get to concentrate…

The Hero’s Journey of Gabriel Perino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? the best part of my job it’s the opportunity to work on complete design process, from product design to automotive and transportation design studying all the best solutions in order to give better life to all the users cause they are going to have…

The Hero’s Journey of Marcos Ventura

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love everything from pencil production to publication, the more interesting is the publication that is an achievement for an artist, it makes me very happy. What is my idea of perfect happiness? In my job,  it is to be producing and publishing, I…

The Hero’s Journey of Michael Chua

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I am a screenwriter, producer, director, actor and Cybersecurity specialist, based in Singapore. As a screenwriter, producer and director, I get to see my creativity, visions and imagination come to live; and as an actor, I get to live sincerely in many lives under…

The Hero’s Journey of Matteo Ratti

The best thing that I love about my work is creativity. Fashion allows you to create everything. My idea of happiness is to get a job that I like. Working with joy and passion is one of the most rewarding things. My greatest fear is loneliness. The trait the I most deplore in myself is…

The Hero’s Journey of Maxim Cerevcov

What is the best thing that I love about my work? In my work I like to give birth to new ideas, which I can share with the whole world. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being in harmony with myself. What is my greatest fear? Water depth. What is the trait that I most deplore…

The Hero’s Journey of Lucca Mazzei

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I quite enjoy seeing a character being constructed from the ground up. There are moments in the process where things start clicking and you start “feeling” who the character is. In the end you have a palpable personality to the character. What is my idea…

The Hero’s Journey of Jameson Cucciardi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing I love about my work is that it’s a very collaborative craft. One can do great things on his own but when collaborating together we can create wonders. That being said, no day is like the other. On an everyday basis,…

The Hero’s Journey of Victor Ruz Barrero

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love going for a walk in the streets and having the chance to see somebody using a product I have designed, that makes you feel very proud. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The feeling of reaching my 100% health, 100% love,…

The Hero’s Journey of Lorenzo Ongaro

Hi, I’m Lorenzo Ongaro, I’m a freelance storyteller and screenwriter based in Rome (Italy) and here’s something about me…. What is the best thing that I love about my work? The thing I love the most about my work is the opportunity to collaborate with other creative minds to create something meaningful and powerful. What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Frédéric Lemercier

Hi I’m Frédéric, I’m the founder of TheGarage Studio in Nantes (France), and here is my story… What is the best thing that I love about my work? The freedom I have there. I’m free enough to decide by myself what will be the futur of my business, and where I want to bring it….

The Hero’s Journey of Manuel Camino

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the fact that other people can see or experience what I dreamed with or imagined. That’s magic. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The older I get the more I believe that having silence and peace in your mind is the closest…

The Hero’s Journey of Piero Tonin

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love it when I can draw at night while listening to my favorite music. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Work wise, I’m very happy when I have total creative freedom while getting paid really well in the process! What is my…

The Hero’s Journey of Wissame Cherfi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Probably the fact that I do what I do as an excuse to get to meet with people, talk to them and get their personal stories. I describe myself as a director, storyteller and story lover but in reality, I guess that I am some…

The Hero’s Journey of Anthony Luc-Douzet

What is the thing I most love about my work? My 14 first novels. It was a true pleasure to write them. Best thing in my life after my two daughters. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being alive and appreciate each second of my life. What is my greatest fear? I have no…

The Hero’s Journey of Léon Van Waas

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is to play and to be creative because that sets me free. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The entire process to create my masterpiece film to inspire and to touch people. What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Mark Wong

Hi, I’m Mark, a Concept Artist and Illustrator. It’s currently May 2019 and here’s my story so far. What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love having a career which allows me to make use of my creativity every day; I love being able to help bring other peoples imagination…

The Hero’s Journey of Grant Whitsitt

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The ability to tell any story, out of the endless possibilities, is what drives me to work in entertainment. Our uniquely human ability to weave together stories that help us collaborate and shape our world is our greatest strength. Thought is future action; imagination…

The Hero’s Journey of Victor Lahlou

Hi, I’m Victor and I’m a concept-artist, currently working at Tuque Games! And here is my story! What is the best thing that I love about my work? Talk through visuals. It is always a mess when I use words. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by creative and lovely people, and…

The Hero’s Journey of Carlo Ivo Alimo Bianchi

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Probably what I like the most is the fact that every new project is a new journey, sometimes you finish a project and you are exausted but the idea of a new creative process gives you back energies almost instantly. What is my idea…

The Hero’s Journey of Simone Brillarelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my job because it is always full of surprises, every day you have to solve a different problem and make so many different elements fit together perfectly. Doing 2d animation requires a lot of patience and concentration but once the creativity part…

The Hero’s Journey of Jesse Del Villar

 What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love most about my work is that I get to do what I love and have fun while doing it. I have always been drawing, ever since I can remember but never did I think that I could have made this my…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Palena

What is the best thing that I love about my work? As for my job I love the creative aspect; the freedom in giving life through drawing to stories, emotions, “not-seen” and “not-heard”. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I  think perfect happiness is momentary. But I think it is possible to feel it when it…

The Hero’s Journey of Theodore Raymond Riddle

What is the best thing I like about my work? In general the simple fact that I have the freedom to do write and draw anyway I want and not have to worry about pleasing anyone but me. I am doing this because I love the draw comics. I have known I wanted to be…

The Hero’s Journey of Luca Passafaro

Qual è la cosa migliore che amo del mio lavoro?   -I think it’s absolutely giving life to something completely abstract and fruit of imagination. A character able to feel emotions and make people feel emotions is something unique.  Credo in assoluto dar vita a qualcosa di completamente astratto e frutto dell’immaginazione. Un personaggio in…

The Hero’s Journey of Eddie DeAngelini

Eddie deAngelini – Writer/Artist of the comic strip Collectors & owner of Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA. What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love my work best when it’s done. When I finish a printed volume of my comic strip Collectors and hold it in my…

The Hero’s Journey of Michele Scodavolpe

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best part for me is more than one. When I can meet my creative expectations and when I can get into the head of a client and deliver them what they imagined. The freedom to express myself freely without feeling constrained by any…

The Hero’s Journey of Shane White

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That I don’t need permission to do it. That there’s a receptive audience. Also getting paid. I like getting paid. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Freedom from insomnia, depression and anxiety. What is my greatest fear? Being eaten alive by wild animals….

The Hero’s Journey of Marcello Locatelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love that i can express myself and create beautiful pictures. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Waking up each day knowing i have a purpose and stuff to do. What is my greatest fear? Stop improving in my craft and losing the…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Cabras

What is the best thing that I love about my work?    I like managing my time as I like and not having lashes marks on my back. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   love on a shoestring. What is my greatest fear?   Certainly not being able to draw anymore. What is the…

The Hero’s Journey of Matteo Parisi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The thing I love about my work is the ongoing experimentation in an absolutely new field, the one of taste profiling, then applied to wine and coffee. The fact that every day I do not know what challenges there will be to face and…

The Hero’s Journey of Claudio Parentela

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   -Freedom…the total,unconditioned,unlimited freedom.The possibility of being myself every day…in always new ways.The possibility to open always new unkown doors every day and to enter in new fantastic words to find new ,unexpected colors,lines,forms,spaces,eyes,laughs,people,photos,papers… What is my idea of perfect happiness? – To have…

The Hero’s Journey of Luca Russo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to tell stories. Raccontare storie. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I hope I will never find it, otherwise I would stop looking for it. Spero di non trovarla mai altrimenti smetterei di cercarla. What is my greatest fear? My greatest…

The Hero’s Journey of David Messina

What is the best thing that I love about my work? To tell stories to the people out there! When I was a child I was inspired by the story of a nerd victim of bullying that became a superhero (spiderman) to face the bullies in my school. I think that stories have a great power,…

The Hero’s Journey of Silvano Beltramo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Being able to be creative, and the freedom to program it. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being able to do what you like, economic security and the affection of loved ones. What is my greatest fear? Losing the ones I love. What…

The Hero’s Journey of Lapo Roccella

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love the possibility to create and invent anything. My work isn’t about drawing, it’s about how do you see the world that surrounds you and interpret it. What is my idea of perfect happiness? The happiness to me it’s to do what i love to…

The Hero’s Journey of Pee Gee Daniel

What is the best thing that I love about my work? My work is my life. Writing means living professionally. All the experience accumulated in my life becomes sooner or later literature. A book is ever a pernonal interpretation of external facts. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Everyone of us is happy once,…

The Hero’s Journey of Luca Strati

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I really love self-managing my working time, with all its exceptions What is my idea of perfect happiness? I would like to continue doing what I love doing it better and better What is my greatest fear? I think, stop doing what I like,…

The Hero’s Journey of Domenico Bottalico

What is the best thing that I love about my work? One of my greatest passion, comics, became actually my job… that’s the thing I love about it. Very few lucky people can say “do what you like and you’ll never work a day in your life” or something like that… I am one of…

The Hero’s Journey of Stefano Spaziani

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love about my work is the possibility to express any thought and feeling and have other people feel emotions on their own. What is my idea of perfect happiness? On a large scale, I would like people to cooperate and work together instead of…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Maccagni

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That, to me, it’s the best job in the world. I would not change it for anything else. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Inner serenity. You can find it in almost every situation, but you really have to fight with yourself to…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Russo

What is the best thing that I love about my work? What I love most of my work is that it is a creative work, you need a lot of inventiveness and that implies I can put something of myself and the result is always different. There is nothing better for me that sitting on my…

The Hero’s Journey of Marcello Bondi

My answer’s translation by: Anita Fanelli What is the best thing that I love about my work? Through my work, I’m able to create unique things. They will never be the same to those of the other authors (unless I want to copy them, but that is obviously a theft!) What is my idea of…

The Hero’s Journey of Giulio Ramón Ferrara

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I think that the best thing in this world are the comics conventions, there you can find all your friends and colleagues. But if we talk about real work, on the table, i think that the research of references is the best. What is my…

The Hero’s Journey of Dario Tallarico

What I love most about my work is the ability to create completely new and exciting realities, atmospheres, characters and situations that arouse emotions. I have no idea of well-defined happiness, but I consider happiness to be at peace with oneself and with the world around us. I am afraid of never changing and therefore…

The Hero’s Journey of Michael Arca Sedda

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The creativity! I love drawing and animating. It’s great to give birth to unreal characters and see the faces of the children when they watch them! What is my idea of perfect happiness? My idea of happiness is having people who love you, do…

The Hero’s Journey of Tim Panman

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I love to be able to transmit my deepest feelings through my instrument. Whether that is for myself, or for an audience, with my own repertoire or compositions made by someone else, the feeling is incredible. What is my idea of perfect happiness? To…

The Hero’s Journey of Massimiliano Aurelio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Drawing. I would draw 24 hours a day If I could . What is my idea of perfect happiness? That one day may last 48 hours. 24 to devote to my work and the other 24 to my family. What is my greatest fear?…

The Hero’s Journey of Francesco Italia

What’s the best thing I love about my job? I love the opportunity to diversify and get involved continuously What is my idea of ​​perfect happiness? Living without economic problems and being able to enjoy relaxation and comfort with your family members What is my biggest fear? Not being able to live long enough to…

The Hero’s Journey of Vito Ferro

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The possibility of inventing, the use of imagination, creativity What is my idea of perfect happiness?  The full control of my time including the possibility of wasting it. What is my greatest fear?  My sudden death. What is the trait that I most deplore…

The Hero’s Journey of Roberto Gagnor

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Playing like I did when I was a little kid, when I would draw and make up stories for my own pleasure, with my heroes: the Disney characters, and beyond. Also, the freedom to work on my own schedule, most of the time. What…

The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Malabaila

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Books and stories make me feel good. I love writing, reading, publishing stories of other authors with my publishing house and teaching creative writing. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Me, my wife and my daughter at the seaside in summer. What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Lorenzo Palloni

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The chance of working wherever I want: I have to write and draw all day long, and to making comics you just have to deal with a PC and a scanner: so that’s all. And of course the fact that making comics is the work…

The Hero’s Journey of Hard Ton

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  The chance to meet so many different people, in different environments, with different stories and different minds, but sharing the same passion for music.  What is my idea of perfect happiness?  Me and my boyfriend cooking together a Tonkotsu ramen for friends.  What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Enrico Carnevale

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s freedom. Freedom of working on my own time and schedules; freedom to manage and control my entire workflow; freedom to work on different types of projects; freedom to adopt different styles while remaining true to myself; freedom to steadily reinvent and improve myself…

The Hero’s Journey of Dirk Boll

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Amazing art, interesting collectors, great colleagues – and you never know what is behind the next corner What is my idea of perfect happiness? Walking a northern beach with Jack Russell Oscar (pictured) What is my greatest fear? There aren’t many, and they are…

The Hero’s Journey of Massimiliano Valentini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Mine is the most beautiful job in the world because I can tell the stories I would like to live. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Absolute happiness does not exist in my opinion. There are moments of happiness that alternate with moments…

The Hero’s Journey of Paolo Di Orazio

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   My freedom of expression and giving people big emotions the same time. La mia libertà di espressione e contemporaneamente dare grandi emozioni ai lettori. What is my idea of perfect happiness?   To live peacefully in health, and going on with my creative…

The Hero’s Journey of Enrico Pierpaoli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I think itʼs the way it allows me to express my interior world (feelings, thoughts, fears, bad or good experiences), in a language more effective than the speech. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I donʼt believe in perfect happiness. I believe thereʼs a very…

The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Cavaletto

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  Writing apparently fiction stories, I can analyze from the point of view of my characters the world in which I live, my fears and the topics that I’m interested into about society that surrounds me. What is my idea of perfect happiness?  I don’t…

The Hero’s Journey of Daniele De Sando

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s trying to create new atmospheres and sensations through colours, lines and shapes. What is my idea of perfect happiness? I don’t have a precise idea of it. I think that happiness arrives without a precise scheme. What is my greatest fear? Going back…

The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Serio

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Freedom above all, and the possibility to fulfill my need of solitude. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Listening to The Doors’ ‘Wishful Sinful’, while riding on my old busted Mini down the Corso Unione Sovietica in Turin, at 03.00 am, on a fine morning…

The Hero’s Journey of Marco Ventura

What is the best thing that I love about my work? I like to work in small size, painting like a miniaturist, I can have all the world on my desk 🙂 I arrange my schedule to my needs and I’m my own boss, what more could I want What is my idea of perfect…

The Hero’s Journey of Arlen Schumer

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  That it’s unique—no one has merged good graphic design and comic book-style illustration, in non-comic book usages, (like advertising and editorial) quite as I have—and that I’m really the only true comic book art historian, treating the art form with the same depth of analysis…

The Hero’s Journey of Davide Bart Salvemini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s the freedom that It give to me. I can choose time for working and for relaxing, even if usually the second is smaller. What is my idea of perfect happiness? A wood house in a forest, a small lake and a bonfire. What…

The Hero’s Journey of Stefano Bonora

What is the best thing that I love about my work? That I can choose how to manage my lifetime. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Feeling alive while we do what we love. What is my greatest fear? That I can’t finish my path before I die or the world ends. What is…

The Hero’s Journey of Francesco Carli

What is the best thing that I love about my work?   My work gives me the chance to satisfy my need for expression. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Be allowed to be creative, to travel at my own pace and not spend too much time away from my partner. What is my…

The Hero’s Journey of Giuseppe Talarico

What is the best thing that I love about my work? For me, it’s all about trying new things, something I haven’t tried before and I don’t answer to anyone What is my idea of perfect happiness? I’d like to always have time for a beer…with friends What is my greatest fear? I’m sorry to…

The Hero’s Journey of Simone Villa

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The process from the idea to the product. When I touch the materials, I choose them and I understand how to use them to turn into my idea. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Live every day as if it were the last moment of…

The Hero’s Journey of Enrico Ratto

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Freedom, within a very narrow street of rules and self discipline. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being in a perfect balance of personal targets and work life. Have a project, day by day. What is my greatest fear? Lose the ability to create projects from…

The Hero’s Journey of Simone Sbarbati

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Research. And finding links between different things. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Being able to do what I really like in the same day: working, passing quality time with my family, reading and relaxing by myself. What is my greatest fear? Failing to collect and…

The Hero’s Journey of Chris Donovan

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It’s something I’ve dreamt of all my life. To finally have a profession that I can let my creativity go wild is awesome but I think my favorite part will always be the sketching. What is my idea of perfect happiness? Sharing this adventure and joy…

The Hero’s Journey of Alberto Caselli Manzini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Creativity and the opportunity to express it What is my idea of perfect happiness? We can approach perfect happiness when we are in harmony with ourselves and we share it with other people. strong What is my greatest fear? All fears can be won. They are…

The Hero’s Journey of Andrea Saltini

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Certainly freedom. Is a job that, in spite of everything, make me feel free.  What is my idea of perfect happiness? the perfect happiness is to receive the unconditional love of my dog Dottie. What is my greatest fear? not to be able to…

The Hero’s Journey of Edwin IJpeij

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love is that I do what I’m made for, which is to create and to inspire. I call this OSense, a portmanteau for Eau (French for water, the source for life) and Sense (to feel), and together it forms the…

The Hero’s Journey of Fred Tieken

What is the best thing that I love about my work?After working as an art director/graphic designer for a number of years, I love being able to create what I like without worrying about pleasing others. I keep my favorite anonymous quote in my studio – “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”…

The Hero’s Journey of Angelo Montanari

What is the best thing that I love about my work?  To create something that can tell a story to everyone What is my idea of perfect happiness? Drinking a beer  alone in the countryside at the Golden Hour, listening the sound of nature. What is my greatest fear? To hurt the persons who i love What is the…