Giulia Sagramola is an Italian illustrator, cartoonist, and designer currently based in Barcelona. In a shared studio, she focuses on freelance assignments while working on personal book projects as well as a regular autobiographical comic diary. Mixing watercolor, ink, crayons, and digital, she creates comical and nuanced illustrations.
Sagramola was born in Fabriano, Italy. During high school, she attended the Scuola Internazionale of Comics. Later she studied Visual Communication at ISIA Urbino and Illustration at Escola Massana. After a six month stint working for BilBOlBul Comic Festival, she transitioned to freelancing full-time.
In 2010 she established Teiera (Teapot), a self-publishing label with Cristina Spanò, and Sarah Mazzetti. Teiera has published more than 20 issues between books and zines featuring artists from all over the world. Sagramola works as Teiera’s art-director, graphic designer, and curator as well as a contributor.
In 2015, she completed an art residency at the Maison des Auters in Angoulême, where she produced her graphic novel Incendi Estivi (Bao Publishing). Some of her previously published comic work includes Milk and Mint, a collection of stories from her blog (PROGLO Edizioni, 2008) and Bacio a cinque, a childhood autobiography (Topipittori, 2011).
Sagramola has illustrated for the New Yorker, New York Times, Vice magazine, Ferragamo, and Rizzoli, among many others. Her work has been recognised and exhibited by Bologna Children Bookfair, American Illustration, 3×3 Picture Book Show, and Society of Illustrators. Her picture book Sonno Gigante Sonno Piccino (Topipittori, 2014), written by Giusi Quarenghi, won a merit award at 3×3 Annual Picture Book.