Italian illustrator and comics artist Francesco Mattioli studied at the comics field La Nuova Eloisa and works as a freelance artist in the advertising field. He has worked as an illustrator for Carmilla (Phoenix Enterprise). Also for Phoenix, he has drawn for the miniseries 'San Pietro', scripted by Otto Gabos, in 1997. He also cooperated with Gabos on the advertising comic 'Mariadele' and on a contribution to the anthology 'Frontiera'. In 2001, he made the comic 'La Furia di Eymerich' with scriptwriter Valerio Evangelisti. Mattioli has written the comic 'Bor' for the artist Giovanni Simoncelli. As an illustrator, Mattioli has worked for the Igort Pictures and Anastasis studios. In 2000, he founded the F.lli Mattioli company with his brother Emiliano, through which the brothers publish a series of self-produced calendars, as well as the Mirabolante Almanacco.