Bears,
illustrated

English / Castellano

December

by Jacopo Dronio

from Bologna, Italy
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I'm 34 years old and live in Bologna with my two cats: Loki and Nova. For the past 11 years I've worked as a comic artist and freelance illustrator for editors such as Marvel, Dupuis and Soleil. I love to work on paper with pencil, different inks and experiment mixing traditional and digital techniques with Photoshop and my Cintiq tablet.

I love to draw men, and I have a true love for body hair, in every shape. When Christian asked me to take part in Bears, illustrated I immediately accepted, I knew the project and I was really happy to join the team.

I love men, big, tough, furry, with a beard, moustache or sideburns. And most of all, I'm in love with gingers. For the illustration I chose to represent the month of December, the month I was born on a long time ago.

I was born on the 21 of December, the winter solstice; Yule in the celtic tradition. The shortest day and the longest night of the year, where the family crowds around the fire and everyone tells a story. So I decided to represent it this way, a beautiful tough ginger guy with a vintage appeal covered by Christmas lights and absorbed in a sort of pelt cocoon… That's what I'd love to find under my Christmas tree, hehehe.

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Sketches will be published soon!