Founded in September 2014 by Valentina Colombo, the agency handles all the aspects concerning rights sales, coeditions and negotiation of electronic rights of picture books. Illustrators and publishers from around the world are welcomed to submit their projects.
Phileas Fogg is the main character of Jules Verne’s Around the world in 80 days, published in France in 1873.
Despite the common opinion, Mr. Fogg believes that it is possible to make a whole tour around the world in 80 days.
During this adventurous journey, he combines the aplomb of a gentleman with the obstinacy and dedication necessary to resolve all the unexpected situations he faces.
He carefully plans his moves but he also tries to understand how to approach people and life from different points of view. This is why I named my agency Phileas Fogg. Creativity, a meticulous work and the determination of this character is what inspires me.
Phileas Fogg website exists thanks to the work and creativity of Enrico Di Giglia (logo design), Valentina Bianchi (photographer) and Luca del Pia (photographer).
Photo: Phileas Fogg Agency’s portrait in objects. Inspiration and studies (my Graduation Thesis about Bruno Munari, picture books and illustration); previous jobs (Libros del zorro rojo, Topipittori); the first business card printed in October 2014.