February 19, 2013

Gretchen Dynamite

No need to say much about Napoleon Dynamite, a 2004 movie directed by Jared Hess, which tells the adventures of a young outsider named Napoleon (Jon Heder) and his particular friends.
A generational cult and a character already become icon.
Instead I want to spend a few words about "Who is Gretchen Insomniac?"
Gretchen Insomniac (Gretchen Insomniac facebook), aka Antonio Preziosi, is an italian Mc / Rapper divided between Avellino and Rome, "an outsider armed with microphone and Snapback" who sings about friendship, fears, past and inner growth without reaching a compromise. His influences are Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Joy Division, Sangue Misto as well as directors like W. Anderson, Kevin Smith, Mario Monicelli and C. Nolan
In accordance with his real outsider spirit, Gretchen asked me to make him a portrait/caricature in the role of Napoleon and I was very glad to do it.



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