finally the time of official publication has arrived. from 1st August Alexandra is flying everywhere! you can buy it online or.. in bookstores if you live in the US :)

All eyes on Alexandra, Levine Pasqualotto, Kar-Ben 2018 - cover
All eyes on Alexandra, Levine Pasqualotto, Kar-Ben 2018 - interior page
All eyes on Alexandra, Levine Pasqualotto, Kar-Ben 2018, interior page
All eyes on Alexandra, Levine Pasqualotto, Kar-Ben 2018, interior page
All eyes on Alexandra, Levine Pasqualotto, Kar-ben 2018, interior page


Tuesday I was at Stamperia d'arte Busato planning a workshop with Giancarlo and printing this new artist book with animals. 
I made the planches at Scuola d'Arte e dei Mestieri di San Giacomo. 
As usual, it was great time there. Thanks Giancarlo and Valerio!

ready for printing my planches.

Valerio inking the planches.

mouse is ready to be printed.
book is dried and folded!


Finally my new book 'All eyes on Alexandra' is published!
From August 1st you will find it in US book shops, and of course you can buy it online.
It has been great to look for pictures of cranes last Summer, when I was working on it, to sketch them end to go into the book athmosphere.
Thanks to Anna Levine for the nice text. I loved Alexandra's desire of independence, her rebel feeling and her detemination.
here you can find a nice review by Kirkus.
There is also a new FB page where you can find everything about the book (reviews and bookshop presentation appoinments).
And here I put a couple of interior illustrations just for you.
Chiara Pasqualotto - Anna Levine, 'All eyes on Alexandra', Kar-Ben Publisher 2018, title page

Chiara Pasqualotto - Anna Levine, 'All eyes on Alexandra', Kar-Ben Publisher 2018, pages 4-5


getting ready for Crack2018: yesterday morning I hand-printed (with a wooden spoon) some linoleum and woodcut in black and white. here you are some pictures.
Of course you will find digital prints in colors and some intaglio ones too.
come and look for me!
from 21st to 24th June
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
@FortePrenestino, Centocelle, Roma


the school year is finished also for our engraving course, and like every June we are going to show you what we have done.
here you are a preview of our exhibit.
it will take place from 20th to 26th, in Via di San Giacomo 11, Rome, from 4 to 8 pm. we are waiting for you. come!


my work at Scuola di arti ornamentali San Giacomo is going on. the year is almost finished and we are getting ready for the Open Days and the final exposition. stay tuned.

trees, softground

trees1, softground

rain, etching

deer, etching
rain1, etching


last Monday I was at Stamperia d'arte Busato working all day. Signing and numbering prints, watercolouring litographies, and printing with Valerio.
printing foxes and fawns - softground and drypoint plates

printing foxes and fawns
watercoloring litographies

watercoloring litographies


my book 'Valentina libera tutti' published by Terra Nuova is starting to go around... here you are my FB page, so that you can easily follow what is going on: reviews, interviews and presentations.


ETCHING - I keep on working with etching at Scuola di Arti Ornamentali San Giacomo. some days ago I printed some in colors. here you are the first results. thanks to my teachers Maria Pina Bentivenga and Elisabetta Diamanti.
the plate with ink before printing
very pale orange tones...
...and darker tones
comparing black with brownish/bleu tones


back to black. etching - my love. 
growing black and white shapes on paper.
work in progress.


my new book with Terranuova is finally ready.
you can get your copy here.
of course if you want a signed copy I will be happy to meet you.
I will tell you if there will be presentations somewhere too.
here you are the cover and a couple of inside illustrations.



I am so happy that my school has started again at the beginning of February!
the Scuola di arti ornamentali San Giacomo is really a magic place.
I am finally back to printing!
here you are some animals I just started for a new project.
work in progress. stay tuned.
fawn - soft ground and drypoint

wolf - soft ground and drypoint

fox - soft ground


Stamperia d'arte Busato in Vicenza is really a wonderful place.
it smells old paper and ink and it is full of great artists' work: etchings and litographies are everywhere and you can walk among different printing presses and heavy litography stones.
I am grateful that Giancarlo let me try litography.
It has been such a great experience!
Here you are some steps.
I also printed some of my etchings - thanks to Valerio, such a great and experienced printer!

etching plates ready to get printed
litography - step 1
litograpy - step 2
litography - step 3


This July I was teaching drawing at Scuola internazionale di Comics in Padova.
I had a lot of fun with children...
here you are their little hands happily painting with watercolors, one of the last days of school!



My new book with cranes is growing...
here you are some finals.
work in progress of course.
stay tuned!