Born in Pisa, Gianni Pacinotti (Gipi) started out illustrating for the publishing and advertising fields. From 1992, he creates illustrated stories and comics, published in magazines like Cuore, Blue, Il Clandestino, Boxer, Il Manifesto and La Straniero. In 2000, he founded Santa Maria Video, a studio through which he creates video and animation shorts. His graphic novel 'Appunti per une Storia di Guerra', published by Coconino Press, also appeared in France. Gipi has created 'Gli Innocenti' for the collection Ignatz, edited by Igort. He is editor of the 'Esterno Notte' anthology, and an illustrator for magazines like La Repubblica.