Roberto Baldazzini was born in Vignola, in the province of Modena, on August 18, 1958.
In 1982, he started working with several comic strip magazines, among which are: Orient Express, Comic Art, Tic, Dolce vita, Tempi Supplementari, Cyborg, Glamour, Diva, Pilot, Nova Express and Blue. He created characters such as Alan Hassad (texts by D. Brolli), Stella Noris (texts by L.Canossa), Ginger & Rogers, Angela for the Casa Howhard saga, Chiara Rosenberg (texts of C. Pes), Aura and Beba. At the same time, he created illustrations and short comics for: Vanity; Creare da sola; Per lui; Lei; Marie Claire; Terrazzo; Il Manifesto; Follow Me; Kappa Edizioni; Plot; Philips; Alessi; Sottsass Associati; Giorgio Bernardini Editore; Metrolibri; La Musardine; Zanotti; Dargaud.
He published around 60 volumes since 1984, among which are comics, reprints, illustrated books and catalogues for several publishing houses, both in Italy and abroad.
He also wrote two essays: Sexyrama (2008) and Sofia Loren “Rapita dal cinema” (2010).
In 1987, he participated in an animation project: Back Home, for Video Music.
From 1986 to 2000 he created several advertising campaigns for: Eminence, Erg, Axe, Ferrovie dello Stato, WWF, Aprimatic, Salvarani and Tim (Telecom Italia Mobile).
From 1984 to 2014 he exhibited his works in about 70 collective and 30 personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad, some concerning painting and the majority concerning graphic art and comics.
From 1983 to 1987 he held courses on the creation of comics at the Nuova Eloisa of Bologna and, from 1995 to 1997, at the International School of Comics of Florence; from 2005 to 2008, together with Christian Cornia, he held the “Drawing Comics” course in Vignola (MO). The “Drawing War” lab has just been established in Vignola and will see the collaboration between Roberto and Stefano Ascari.
Awards: 1986, A.N.A.F. Award, Modena; 1990, Lucca Incontri Award, Lucca; 1998, Lucca Comics Award (best Italian illustrator). 2001, Caran D’Ache Award (best Italian illustrator).