martedì 2 dicembre 2008

Back to Colors

hey guys,
here are some character studies I'm workin' on for a new project by GG Studio.

Ciao a tutti,
questi sono alcuni studi ai quali sto lavorando per un nuovo progetto del GG Studio.



mercoledì 26 novembre 2008

New sketches and random facts...

Other sketches for buyers of my artbook.

I've just been Tagged by Howard Shum to post 7 random facts about myself and then to tag 7 friends to do the same.

1. I'm really dirty. I don't take a bath very often.

2. I'm losing a lot of hairs in these last times (I'm too stressed).

3. I've two loincloths hung on the wall of my bedroom.

4. on saturday I'll go to record a CD with my band.

5. I discovered just one day ago a common point about my generale tastes in art: I really love Jamie Hewlett in comic art, I love Warren Ellis' stories (NextWave is absolutely the best IMHO), and I really like Irvin Welsh; yesterday I noticed that they're all english authors. So I can finally say that I have a particular ENGLISH TASTE.

6. I played baseball for 12 years (in a first time I think I was a good player, but at the end of my career I was really REALLY bad...)

7. I used to ink some pages with bad permanent markers (yes, I'm stupid, I know) and I discovered that (as Eric Canete says) THEY'RE LIKE FUCKIN' POISON for the pages...fuck that...


Atri sketch per gli acquirenti del mio artbook.

Sono appena stato coinvolto da Howard Shum in una sorta di catena, nella quale devo elencare 7 cose casuali di me e poi coinvolgere 7 amici a fare lo stesso.

1. sono un tipo sporco. Non mi lavo abitualmente.

2. mi stanno cadendo un sacco di capelli ultimamente (colpa dello stress)

3. ho due perizomi appesi al muro di camera mia

4. sabato vado a registrare un CD con il mio gruppo

5. solo ieri ho scoperto una cosa sui miei gusti artistici in generale. Adoro l'arte di Jamie Hewlett, mi piacciono le storie di Warren Ellis (NextWave su tutti IMHO), e mi piace la scrittura di Irvin Welsh; solo ieri mi sono accorto che sono tutti autori inglesi. Perciò posso finalmente dire di avere un particolare gusto inglese.

6. ho giocato a baseball per 12 anni (all'inizio ero anche bravino, ma nell'ultimo periodo facevo davvero schifo)

7. prima inchiostravo con i pennarelloni indelebili (sì, sono stupido, lo so) e ho scoperto che (come dice Eric Canete) sono UN CAZZO DI VELENO per le pagine...'fanculo...

Proverò a portare la catena al di quà dell'oceano, coinvolgendo:

Gianluca Maconi
Alessandro Micelli
Luca Maresca
Gigi Cavenago
Andrea Gadaldi
Jacques Vieux
Sara Pichelli



lunedì 17 novembre 2008

other sketches...

Hey guys,
these are the sketches I'm sending attached with my artbook.
If you want to know more about it, you can read the previous post.

Ciao ragazzi,
questi sono gli sketch che sto allegando con l'acquisto del mio artbook.
Per chi volesse saperne di più, vi rimando al post precedente.



venerdì 14 novembre 2008

Who wants to buy my Artbook?

hey guys!
I've just created an account on PayPal, so I'm finally ready to sell the remaining copies of my artbook "I'M MY OWN BEST FAN - 100% SELF-CELEBRATIVE"!

Some infos:
-48 pages
-measurements: 21 X 29,7 cm (8.25" X 11.7")
-on every book I'll add a sketch

- PRICES (ships costs are already included, obviously :P):

for U.S. citizens - 35 dollars

for European citizens - 25 euros

for Asian citizens - never sent anything to Asia, I need to check out the prices, sorry ;)

for Italian citizens - 20 euro (spedizione tramite PostaCelere 1 plus, arriva in un giorno senza nemmeno un graffio). PAGAMENTO TRAMITE VAGLIA ;)

If you're interested, please write a comment or write me an email.

GRAZIE! (thank you!)


lunedì 10 novembre 2008

Me on PopGun vol3!!!

Hey guys,
just wanted to inform you that you'll find a little bit of my art on PopGun vol3, the amazing anthology by Image Comics.
It'll be a short 6 pages story, written by D.J. Kirkbride and Adam P. Knave; colors are made by the great Antonio Campo (, while I worked on pencils and inks.
Here is a little preview!

Ciao ragazzi,
vi scrivo per informarvi che potrete trovare qualche mio disegno su PopGun vol3, una bellissima antologia edita da Image Comics.
E' una breve storia da 6 tavole, scritta da D.J. Kirkbride e Adam P. Knave; i colori sono del grande Antonio Campo (, mentre matite e chine sono del sottoscritto.
Ecco una piccola preview!



mercoledì 5 novembre 2008

Lucca 2008 Sketches!





sabato 11 ottobre 2008

My ArtBook out soon!!!

Hi everyone,
I'm sooo proud to inform you all that I'm finally printing my first artbook!!!
It's called "I'M MY OWN BEST FAN - 100% self-celebrative" (48 color pages) and I'll bring the copies with me at Lucca Comics&Games on october 30th to november 2nd. You'll find me at the CrazyCamper booth (self area) or at the Cut-Up booth (main pavillion).
Here are some pictures!

Ciao a tutti,
sono mooooolto orgoglioso di informarvi che il mio primo artbook è finalmente in stampa!!!
Si intitola "I'M MY OWN BEST FAN - 100% self-celebrative" (48 pagine a colori) e porterò le copie con me a Lucca Comics&Games dal 30 ottobre al 2 novembre.
Mi potrete trovare allo stand CazyCamper (nella self area) oppure allo stand Cut-Up (nel padiglione principale).
Qui sopra alcune foto del prototipo di stampa!
Spero vi piaccia!


giovedì 9 ottobre 2008

Spidey & Cap

Another collaboration between Sir Andrea Meloni ( ) and me; this time it's a cover for Spider-Man Poche, a magazine by the french Full Fx Studio.

martedì 23 settembre 2008

yellow and red

just bought my first pen tablet (yeah, I used to color with mouse...sigh), so I made this fast pin-up, just to take confidence with it.

martedì 9 settembre 2008

Nextwave Tribute

Probably my favourite super-hero series ever.
Thanks to Mr Ellis and Mr Immonen for creating this masterpiece.

venerdì 15 agosto 2008

HyperKinetic VOL4...

hi everyone,
here's some panels from hyperkinetic VOL4, out on october.
hope you'll like them!


martedì 1 luglio 2008

Outlaw Angel

a Pin-Up for Will Caligan, hoping he'll find his father as soon as possible...Good Luck, my friend!

domenica 1 giugno 2008

Rabbits, Demons, Locusts and Warriors

hi everyone,
here's page 3 of a six pages ministory called "Madadh - Daughter of Nothing".
I did an experiment with grey tones (as you can see :D), playing with different levels of grey, trying to give a best sense of depth...
What do you think about that? Does it works?

mercoledì 21 maggio 2008

HyperKinetic Poster

hi everyone!
Here are the pencils for a HyperKinetic Poster;Howard Shum is actually inkin' it, then I'll color it, and you can buy it at San Diego ComiCon!

See ya


martedì 15 aprile 2008


here are the 4 main characters of HyperKinetic (out on july under Image Comics):

she is the unofficial leader of Hyperkinetic. She is sarcastic and has blonde hair. She has this weapon that is like a yo-yo except the circle is made of laser (like a light saber) and the diameter of the circle can expand to the size of a head. She wears a glove on her right hand to use this laser yo-yo which she keeps strapped to her side.

she is Chinese (born in Scotland). She is quick to anger and likes to act tough.

she is a fun bubbly alien girl. She's really into fashion so she always pays attention to style instead of functionality of her outfit.

she is Brazilian-Russian. She is shy and an introvert. She is actually the best marksmen of all of the Hyperkinetic Team, but lacks the initiative to prove it.

sabato 5 aprile 2008

HyperKinetic (Image Comics)!!!

Hi everyone!

I'm just writing to inform you that I'll have a book published on July by Image Comics:


written by Howard Shum, pencilled and inked by Matteo Scalera (yes, it's me!!!:)), and colored by Oscar Celestini; alternate cover by the great Mike Wieringo (R.I.P.).

The story is a kind of mix between sci-fi, action and humor; it speaks about four intergalactic highly skilled female bountyhunters pursuing an elusive prey.
They end up going through a wormhole and crashing on a weird alien planet. They now have bigger concerns such as giant killer robots and crazy aliens.

Here's the 2 advertising pages from Previews (april issue)

I'm very excited about this book coming out, we're honestly proud of our work on it and we hope that a lot of people will like it!



Ciao a tutti!

Scrivo per informarvi che un mio nuovo fumetto uscirà in luglio sotto Image Comics (U.S.A.):


scritto da Howard Shum, disegnato e inchiostrato da Matteo Scalera (esatto, io) e colorato da Oscar Celestini; Cover alternativa del mitico Mike Wieringo (R.I.P.).

La storia è un misto fantascienza/azione/umorismo e narra di 4 cacciatrici di taglie interstellari che, durante l' inseguimento di un pericoloso criminale, si schiantano su uno strano pianeta, dove si troveranno a dover affrontare pericolosi robot assassini e insoliti alieni.

Sopra potete vederne alcune pagine in anteprima su Previews di aprile.
Sono molto esaltato per l 'uscita di questo fumetto, ad essere onesti siamo decisamente orgogliosi del nostro prodotto e speriamo che possa piacere a molti!