Monday, August 05, 2019


NEWS: all the digital sketches will be collected in a book entitled ARTBOX - hardcover, 48 pp, 22X22cm - published by Dani Books.
You can pre-order it on Book depository - free shipping worldwide:
or directly on Dani Books website:
ARTBOX is available for pre-order on Amazon too.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ILLEGAL - DIY MFA interview

I’m featured on @DIYMFA Radio, where I share an inside look at my latest graphic novel ILLEGAL, along with my collaborators @EoinColfer and @AndrewDonkin.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ILLEGAL - Amazon Best Book of the Year 2018

Happy to share that ILLEGAL is Amazon Best Book of the Year 2018 in the comics & graphic novels category.

ILLEGAL is written by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin
art by Giovanni Rigano

US edition Sourcebooks - buy HERE
UK edition Hodder Books - buy HERE
FR edition Hachette - buy HERE
IT edition Mondadori - buy HERE

Thursday, November 08, 2018

ILLEGAL - New York Times review

Author Elizabeth Wein writing in the NY Times says:

The graphic novel format, and Rigano’s inspired illustrations, drive and enhance Colfer and Donkin’s written dialogue. The complete package is a highly accessible introduction to the plight of all refugees.

Read the full review by clicking HERE

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

ILLEGAL - Red Dot Book Award 2019

Moreover, ILLEGAL is shortlisted for the Red Dot Book Award 2019,
an annual event organised by The International School Libraries Network (ISLN) in Singapore.

More news by clicking HERE


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

ILLEGAL - Society of Illustrators - The Original Art Annual Exhibition

I'm among the featured artists selected  for the Original Art 2018 Exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, NY with one page of ILLEGAL - written by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin, art by Giovanni Rigano, US edition Sourcebooks.

Learn more about the exhibition by clicking HERE


"Illegal powerfully visualizes the current struggles being faced by refugees and emigrants...through stunning, intimate visuals" - Entertainment Weekly

"Action-filled and engaging but considerate of both topic and audience, Ebo's story effectively paints a picture of a child refugee's struggle in a world crisscrossed by hostile borders." - Kirkus, STARRED review

Get your copy by clicking HERE

Sunday, September 23, 2018

ILLEGAL - Andrew Donkin & Giovanni Rigano at New York Times Live Art

A few days ago Andrew Donkin and me met Maria Russo from the New York Times for a Live Art session and spoke of ILLEGAL, our graphic novel written with the international children's books author Eoin Colfer and published in US by Sourcebooks. 
The full video HERE

Friday, August 24, 2018

CREEPY PAST #04 & DYLAN DOG Color Fest #26 - in edicola da Agosto

L'edizione estiva del Dylan Dog Color Fest #26 a tema Creepy Past e il quarto numero di Creepy Past sono disponibili in edicola o nello shop online Bonelli.
Creepy Past è stato candidato al Premio Boscarato 2018 nelle categorie Miglior Colorista (Alessandra Dottori) e Miglior Fumetto per Ragazzi.

ILLEGAL - US tour events

Here are the dates for the US promotional tour of ILLEGAL, with a detour at the Hay Festival Querétaro, Mexico from Sept 7th to 9th. 

Friday, July 13, 2018

CREEPY PAST #03 - da oggi in edicola

Il terzo episodio di CREEPY PAST  - la nuova serie teen horror targata Bonelli, e creata da Bruno Enna, Giovanni Di Gregorio e Giovanni Rigano - è da oggi in edicola.
Per chi se li fosse persi, potete acquistare gli arretrati - più lo speciale numero 0 - direttamente dallo shop online della pagina Bonelli, cliccando QUI.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

CREEPY PAST - out now

CREEPY PAST esce oggi in edicola e fumetteria, e questa prima stagione vi accompagnerà per i prossimi mesi sino ad autunno inoltrato. 
Questi gli artisti che hanno contribuito, con passione e impegno, a dar vita a questo progetto: Federico Nardo, Alberto Zanon, Angela VianelloRob Di Salvo, Alessandra Dottori, Dario CalabriaMatteo VattaniAlessia NoceraFrancesca Fremo Piscitelli.
E' un team magnifico, e sono grato a ognuno di loro per il bellissimo lavoro svolto.

Oggi, dalle 18.00, sarò al Bonelli Point powered by Sato presso il Mondadori Store di Via Marghera - Milano - per firmare copie e fare due chiacchiere. Ci si vede lì o altrove, all'improvviso.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ILLEGAL - Best Summer Reads 2018 - Publishers Weekly

ILLEGAL has been selected as a best summer read 
by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY in the young adult category.

Click HERE to find out all the other great books in the list.

Monday, March 12, 2018

CBI - Book of the Year Awards 2018

ILLEGAL - Eoin Colfer/Andrew/Giovanni Rigano, Hodder Publishing - 
is shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2018 among other fantastic books.
Check them out HERE.