Thought to be a one-shot format comic, composed of short ungraceful strips, it soon became a larger project, taking the shape of a graphic novel 140/150 pages long.
Some sequences I had in mind were way too difficult to summarize them.
"RABBIA" (italian word for "rage") tells the story of Vanille (Vanessa irl), a 26 years old girl, who's living a thick and greasy existential conflict.
She's always been an easily "triggerable" person, a fresh and modern mind trapped in an old-fashioned country (Italy is pretty slow, when it comes to thinking and acting progressive).
Like everybody, she's extremely annoyed by many factors, some internal but mostly external ones: people, the system, politics, people, bigotry, people, people, sticky summers, people...
Until she receives a guest.
An ancient, bored Caos Spirit noticed her continuous contempt and decided to gift her of something very precious: the power of killing one single person, without being socially or penally accused of anything.
This new power makes Vanille pretty aware of being the one in control, for once.
All her social anxiety vanishes, the fear of confronting people is a long lost memory, and facing one by one every single aspect she hates of the human kind , Vanille discovers the magic of "barking back" to assholes.
My idea was pretty clear from the very beginning.
I wanted her to be expressionless, effect granted by the hair.
Limiting her expressivity, I wanted the reader to get a stronger response when she actually lets her face leak out emotions.
She wears casual, colorful clothes for two reasons:
-I didn't intend her to be a person who actually cared for clothing;
-I wanted to break the obvious associations GLOOMY PERSONALITY = DARK CLOTHING.
I wish a better personal knowledge of the English language could help me explaining the difficult concept of this project better... darn!