Massimo Giacon was born in Padua in 1961. Since 1980 he has worked in Milan making comics, as an illustrator, designer, artist and musician. A protagonist since the early 1980s of the renaissance of Italian comics triggered by magazines like Frigidaire, Alter, Dolce Vita, Cyborg and Nova Express, he began to work in 1985 with the architecture/design studio Sottsass Associati, continuing his design activities in collaboration with Matteo Thun, Studio Mendini, Sieger Design, and projects for Olivetti, Memphis, Artemide, Alessi, Swatch, Philips, Ritzenhoff, Telecom. In 1990 he began to work as an artist, leading to many solo and group shows in Italy, Switzerland, America, Greece and Portugal. In 1994 he began to focus on graphic design for telematic networks, websites and CD-Rom. After a decade of musical activity with different groups, in 1996 he published his first album as a solist, “Horror Vacui”, followed by a second in 2003, “Nella città Ideale”. He has also designed tapestries, carpets, ceramics, objects for the kitchen, produced advertising illustrations, collaborated with fashion designers and fashion magazines (Romeo Gigli, Elle, Glamour), created stands for international fairs and animations for television. He teaches in Milan at the European Design Institute. He is presently developing several objects for Alessi, making graphic novels for different publishers, and continuing his artistic-performative and musical activities as Massimo Giacon & the Blass (Fabio Bozzetto and Diego Zucchi).