Beppe Giacobbe was born in 1953 in Milan. He studied painting at the Brera Academy and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is an illustrator but music is the other half of his sky.
He has a reserved character, typical of many illustrators, perhaps because they work in solitude bent over the table like little Geppetto in the belly of the Whale, nevertheless his illustrations speak for him. The monograph, Visionary Dictionary – Beppe Giacobbe from A to Z (Lazy dog Press publisher) is a collection of works that fully display his personality. Like when he was a boy, Beppe is a basketball player: he is precise, essential and concrete – he hits the basket without bouncing. He struggles silently over the entire playing field with maximum energy and concentration because making a slam-dunk is a point for the team (the page of the newspaper, a book cover …).
He teaches illustration at ISIA of Urbino.