About the Book
those raw, violents, rare self-portraits had been made on my multiples
moleskine journals during the last 11 months. they are not often brights
and joyfuls (they NEVER are!) and they maybe make me look like I'm a crazy,
emo, selfdestructive bitch. well maybe I am but, as a matter of facts, my
feelings about my tortured self-portraits are that those drawings are my
very personal liberation from sadness, is like getting out some files from
a full computer into some external hard disc or some usb key: you get out
the worst feelings to avoid they get all the space in your brain. once the
bad feeling is on paper I feel lighter and happier.
maybe is for this reason that I don't often draw when I'm happy, when I'm
happy I want to keep all this good feeling in my heart, I don't need them
to go away.
Nicoz Balboa was born in Rome. she graduated at the I.E.D.(European institut of design) of Rome and did a 3 month stage at the E.S.A.G. of Paris. in 1996 she starts to self-produce her comics with some fanzines called Catholic Girls, Caccapiscia and she went on during the years with several minibooks as Cuoricini, Pochi Intimi, Axe Rouge, Maison, Adesivi, Njcoz's Girls. in 2005 she publishes her first solo comic-album "Nicozrama" with the Centro Fumetto Andrea Pazienza and in 2008 she publishes another solo comick-book named "les larmes de crocodile" for the french publisher "DIANTRE!" she partecipates to lots of collective exhibitions as "micropop nipposuggestioni" and "beautiful dreamers" at the Angel Art Gallery of Milan with ( Ana Bagayan, Marcel Dzama, Greg Gossel, Alex Gross, Kukula, Takashi Murakami, Aya Takano and others),"sweet street" at Gallery Nucleus of Los Angeles, "whaleless" at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin and in London, "don't say motherfucker, motherfucker" at the MFGa