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 greatest fear?

Not getting paid.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

When I procrastinate too much and then the end result is me staying up all night trying to get work done while crying.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

Hayao Miyazaki.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Trying to make a living as an artist.

On what occasion would I lie?

For a good cause.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

Impossible deadlines.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

Working (by night of course) on my animated short “HOBLIO – The Path to Freedom”. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXKGlRH8fYI

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I’d like to be faster!

What is my greatest achievement in work?

The fact that I get to do this for a living at all.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?

The freedom to turn down work or clients I don’t want.

Where would I most like to live?

Any place with internet connection and good weather.

What is my most treasured possession?

My first animation book “How to Cartoon” by Halas and Privett which I bought at age 12.

What is my most marked characteristic?

I don’t take anything (including myself) too seriously

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The Sempione Park in Milan, very early in the morning.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Under an old tree in the Sempione Park.

What books influenced my life and how?

Art books and “The Autobiography of a Yogi”, by Paramahansa Yogananda. They helped me to expand my mind.

Who are my favorite writers?

I’m very much into books about spirituality.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? 

A never ending song.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Pinocchio.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Plumbers.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime?

All Fellini’s movies, and more then once.

What role plays art in my life and work?

The same role as air, I couldn’t live without it (literally – I don’t know any other way to make a living!).

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

Myself.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

A rich producer.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019?

Jan Švankmajer.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

An animated short based on classical music.

Where can you see me or my work?

http://www.pierotonin.com

What do the wordsPassion Never Retiresmean to me?

That’s the way it should be.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?

Claudio Acciari: http://www.facebook.com/claudio.acciari.5

How can you contact me?

http://www.facebook.com/pierotonin

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