Tullio CORDA

Guest at the Books & Music Festival 2016

Born in 1972 in Milan, Italy
Lives in Lyon

Tullio Corda was born in 1972 and grew up in Cagliari, a town on the island of Sardinia.

As a child drawing was certainly one of his favorite activities, but he never thought of becoming an illustrator or even an artist. He moved to Genoa in 1992 where he graduated in architecture. After his studies he worked as an architect and as a graphic designer. Besides these activities he cultivates a passion for oil painting and engraving.

But it is the accidental discovery of a youth bookseller who will guide his journey: leafing through the books on the shelves something is triggered in him.

In 2006 he began to attend the summer courses of the Illustration School "Stepan Zavrel" in Sarmede (Italy). It is there that with Linda Wolfsgruber he works the monotype, a technique which will become characteristic of his graphic universe.

In 2009 his first book written and illustrated by himself, An ant like no other, is published by Margherita edizioni (Milano).

From that moment he decides that he definitely wants to be an author and illustrator of children's books.

 Since 2012 he lives and works in Lyon.



• An ant like no other, Minedition. 2011.
• The Man with the Hat, Minedition, 2011.
• Don't kiss me ... (I'm very good like that!), Lirabelle, 2011.
• I will be emperor, Lirabelle, 2012
• C'est amour…, Lirabelle, 2012
• Léon and Tourbillon, Lirabelle, 2014.
• The Umbrella, Lirabelle, 2014.
• The village of Tous-Rois, Minedition2014
• La Biche Endormie (text by Baptistine Mesange), Lirabelle 2016
• An ant who just wanted to be quiet, Minedition 2016


He will be present:

Sat 16 & Sun 17 April / Villa Le Cercle Program Roulez Jeunesse!
Signing on the stand at the Librairie du Marché


Sun April 17 / 16:30 p.m. - Villa Le Cercle - Roulez Jeunesse Program!
Workshop with Tullio Corda - Duration 1h - From 3 years
Suitable for all ages, this workshop takes children to discover an astonishing artistic technique! The monotype is a unique print, obtained by applying printing ink to a flat surface such as glass, metal or plexiglass. It is then transferred to paper after manual or mechanical pressing. It is magic !


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