Alice Socal was born in Mestre - Venice in 1986. After her initial studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, she moved to Germany where she completed her studies in Illustration and Comics at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg. She published her first comic book Luke with a small italian publish house, G.I.U.D.A. Edizioni, in 2011. Her next comic book Sandro appeared in Italy (Eris Edizioni, 2015) and Germany (Rotopol, 2016). Her first graphic novel, Cry me a river was published simultaneously by Coconino Press and Rotopol in 2017, and it won the R. Dirk Award for best romance/love story. She published Il fratello di Jürgen (Canicola) in 2017 and her last book Junior was published in 2019 bykuš! and in Italy by MalEdizioni (2020).In the last years shecontributed with comic stories, comic reportage sand comics for children to various international projects and magazines, and she collaborated with the Federal Agency for Civic Education. She currently lives in Berlin where she create GIF animations, and works as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist.
New Forms of beautyTwo generations of cartoonists on drawing bodies
Two cartoonists, each representing a different generation and a different way of making comics - one explicitly political, one deeply intimate - reflect on comics as a language capable of giving shape to things that do not have one: love, loss, the passing of time.
supported by Erasmus Mundus in Culture Letterarie Europee, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Goethe-Institut Italia, MalEdizioni