print and papercut, 2018
mice and frogs, childrenbooks

Freely taken from the Homerish Batracomiomachia, the book tells of a dispute between a mouse and a frog over access to a pond. The frog then offers the mouse to visit his kingdom, climbing on his back. Unfortunately, a snake rises, leading to the drowning of the mouse. This episode is the pretext for a bloody war between the two communities.

“The very elaborate game of page cuts gives the scenes a cinematic depth of field and gives great strength to this effective denunciation of the absurdity of war.” 
(BNF - The Review of Children's Books)

Text: Daniele Catalli, Claudio Malpede
Editions Amaterra, Lyon 2018

Awards & Exhib

2022, Shortlisted Prix Nenhuphar, Dunquerque
2019, Bratislava Biennal
2019, shortlisted Premio Andersen
2018, shortlisted Prix Nenhuphar, Dunquerque
2019, Premio Soligatto, best book
2019, Premio Soligatto, best cover
2018, Prix Album jeunesse, La Nuit du Livre Paris
2017, SOI Illustrators Annual Exhibition, NY

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Daniele Catalli is multidisciplinary artist whose practice embraces a wide range of media, including drawing, installation, publishing, animation and performance.