Italian Designer and comic artist Denny Minonne

By: azad Karimi

Art will be always a breath of freedom and an important medium to think about something in a different way. It was, It is, and it will ne always necessary, is our bridge through our existence.



Italian Designer and comic artist Denny Minonne

By Azad Karimi

Last night, before going to bed, I sent a message to Danny that I would publish our interview tomorrow. I also sent him a couple of jokes.


I lay down on the bed and thought of writing a good introduction to our interview. Something came to my mind. I got up and turned on the computer again and started writing. I wrote a few lines but I was falling asleep. I turned off the computer and slept. I dreamed that my grandfather, who two years ago at the age of 95 finally decided to leave the world, came to me. He was very happy. He had a small gift in his hand, it was for me, great God! He said to me: Hello! Is the condition good? And he put the gift in one of his pockets!

I said: Hello! Welcome! He said to me: I have brought you a gift!

I was happy!

And he started looking in his pockets for gifts! he was looking for all his pockets and I could not bear to continue this nonsensical dream and woke up! I laughed when I thought of my dream and said Scrooge!

I looked at the clock; it was 8 o'clock in the morning. I came to the kitchen.

The phone rang before I opened the fridge. My mother called from Kurdistan. We talked for a while and he talked about those who have died recently the ones that Corona has killed. Suddenly I remembered my dream and told my mother that your father-in-law came to me in my dream! My mother laughed because she realized I was not satisfied! He said: I hope it is good! I said: No! He came to give me a gift but he expected me to give him a gift! And I explained the dream to her!

My mother said in a serious tone this time: No problem, my son! He and his wife were always stingy. Of course, every time we went to their house, they would tell us about the high prices, the budget deficit, the misery, and that the bread had become more expensive!

We both laughed! too much ... I remembered my hunger. I said mama, I'm hungry and I have to eat breakfast. I will call you later. I hung up the phone and went back to the kitchen and opened the fridge. When I saw three kinds of bread in the refrigerator, I said, "O God, do not forget the hungry."

Norwegian, Lebanese and Neapolitan bread... I remembered my interview with Denny. I smiled. I picked up the Italian bread and started preparing breakfast. I started writing the introduction again. I deleted the previous article and wrote this introduction.

I felt good when I was writing. I laughed when I remembered my dream and my mother's words. I thought to myself, why should we withhold bread? When one day we die and turn to dust ... Enjoy the world and the blessings of God, Respect the pride and dignity of others a little and do not be stingy. Corona came and killed many people. Poor, rich, humble and arrogant, generous and stingy! These words are not propaganda for religion, God, Christ and the prophets. Not for morality either. It is happiness , comfort and logic. I think and behave like this and I feel good.

I wish my dear Denny , the best and success and happiness.

Hello Italy!


Thank you!

Vestland- Norway



1- Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status and...)

 .I everybody, I'm Denny Minonne and I come from Italy.


2- What is your artistic specialize?

 .I'm a character designer and Comic artist.


3- When and how did you become interested in this field of art?

.Since I was a child I wanted be a comic artist because I thought it was the only way to work with art. When i went to a comic school in Florence I discovered the animation world. I always been in love with animation and as soon i discovered the character design profession I understood that I wanted to be an animator too.


4- Who was your motivator?

.My friends and my willing to live my life with art with any compromise.



5- What was your parent’s reaction?

.I'm very lucky 'cause they've been very supporting with me, despite some initial doubt they understood and got how i was taking my career very seriously.


6- When started you such as a professional artist-painter?

.I started in 2014 more or less, working for an Italian videogame called "The wardrobe" where i took care of the cut scenes and other things like coloring, character design, environment, etc. It's been hard but extremely useful to understand the process of the work in team.


7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as an artist?

.Totally, I feel thankful and grateful to be able to work as an artist, Is not been that easy get what i have now. I think I have a lot to do more but I can't wait to see what the future will give me!


8- How you see the view for art, painting and future of culture?

.Art will be always a breath of freedom and an important medium to think about something in a different way. It was, It is, and it will ne always necessary, is our bridge through our existence.


 9- Can you become one part of the artistic-cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

 .I would be very flattered to become a part of that. When i meet young artist i use to help them to find trust in themselves, here in Italy is not easy live with art and a lot of young artists are discouraged about that. My little contribute is giving them hope, 'cause if i can live with art then other people can do it too, Italy need young artists!


10- How can you help our world become a better place to live?

.Well! is a big question! ...First of all thinking that I'm not always right, and that I can wrong. So listening, don't give up on people different from me and fight for what I think is right still having hear on opposite opinions. I think that have a good behaviour and attitude can be impactful on what is around us.


11- Have you more word to say or suggestion for our readers?

.Thank you to giving me your time to know a bit more about me and I hope you can find your way in art whatever the case is.