TCAF 2022: Claudio Ghirardo showcases new graphic novels ‘Skull’ and ‘Drawn Towards A Happy Ending’

Illustration by Jenn Woodall

In celebration of the comic book creators exhibiting at the 2022 Toronto Comic Arts Festival, here’s my chat with Claudio Ghirardo about Skull and Drawn Towards A Happy Ending. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. And the podcast is also available on YouTube. Please like and subscribe to that video channel.

Claudio is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Inc., and has been a freelance illustrator and gallery artist for many years. He experiments with the comics medium by combining watercolour painting, contemporary figurative art and surrealism. Claudio calls his comics style Sequential Surrealism.

Drawn Towards A Happy Ending is described as an autobiographical experimental comic about the story of a “boy who dreams to work in comics, goes to school for it, doesn’t achieve his dream, gets married, has kids and comes back to comics years later”.

You can discover the Run Downhill music video with artwork by Claudio.

You can discover more about Claudio on Twitter at @CGhirardo and Instagram at @cghirardo64 and online at and


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