• Thirteen Podcast, featuring "Flatblack"
    Short Fiction,  Works

    My story “Flatblack” out now for Thirteen Podcast

    Thirteen Podcast has just released an audio version of “Flatblack.” I’ve just finished listening to the story myself and I’m blown away by the fantastic job the team at Thirteen has done — narrator Mason Amadeus, sound designer Brooke Jennett (who also voiced the Wife), audio editor Haberlin Roberts, with assistance from Bridgett Howard and Ian Epperson. The story is beautifully narrated and the whole production is top-notch — eerie as hell. And the bellow. Oh, the bellow will haunt me tonight. Thirteen is a popular podcast which specializes in atmospheric, spooky stories, and features a free monthly story on their main website and a second, subscriber-only story on their…

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment, some of the wildest throaway panels from the comic
    Comic Books,  Works

    Urlan, Cosmic Cat: the Making Of – Part 5: Interview with the AI

    And here we are with the mind-boggling final episode of the 5-article series bringing to you the “Making Of” Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment. You can read the Making Of – Part 5: Interview with the AI on Bee Lab’s website, in which the authors (more or less humans) speak with the AI artist about the creative process behind the graphic novella. Prepare for a very peculiar experience.

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment, some of the wildest throaway panels from the comic
    Comic Books,  Works

    Urlan, Cosmic Cat: the Making Of – Part 4 (Interlude)

    Before venturing into the Interview with the AI (which I’m sure you’re eager to get to), we thought you were ready for some of the most sanity-jeopardizing unused panels you can find in the “Making Of” section of Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment. You can check it out in the Making Of – Part 4 (Interlude) article just published on Bee Lab’s website. Are you ready?

  • Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment
    Comic Books,  Works

    Out Now: Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment

    My new book is out! I’m especially happy about this one, because it’s also the first book I co-authored with my wife (and lifelong editor), Valentina Kay, and the first book we’re publishing with our brand-new studio, Bee Lab. Urlan, Cosmic Cat. An AI-Illustrated Experiment is a graphic novella ripe with action, cats, guns, aliens and cool stuff. Also, it’s an exploration of what can be done with these robots — the art has been completely realized with Dall-E 3 via ChatGPT Pro. In the Making Of section, we tell you how we did that, explore the process, and also interview the robotic artist. The whole thing is interesting, very…

  • Learning to Surf in Playa de Orzola, Lanzarote
    Adventures

    New Episode of Adventure Lanzarote: Falling, Rolling, Wiping Out

    Ready to get wet? And wiped out? Like, a lot? On Adventure Lanzarote, the cross-media project I co-created with my wife Valentina Kay, you’ll find a yummy new content, in which we lay out bare our surf-learning saga in our stunning home-beach. Word of caution: if you’re looking for some awesome ripping, look elsewhere. Follow our stories on the website and subscribe to Adventure Lanzarote YouTube Channel to make sure not to miss any new content.

  • Hiking in La Graciosa, Canary Islands
    Adventures

    New Episode of Adventure Lanzarote: Much More than Graciosa

    My cross-media project Adventure Lanzarote, co-managed with my wife Valentina Kay, gets a new content with Much More than Graciosa. Expect: the stunning eighth Canary in 4k awesomeness, a catchy soundtrack we created and I played for the occasion — for a hiking project we had no idea at all was in fact doable: the loop of the South Coast. Follow our stories on the website and subscribe to Adventure Lanzarote YouTube Channel to make sure not to miss any new content.

  • From Playa Mujeres to Playa Papagayo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
    Adventures

    New Episode of Adventure Lanzarote: Papagayo Connection

    A new adventure for you for my cross-media project Adventure Lanzarote, co-managed with my wife Valentina Kay. This time: Papagayo Connection, in which our heroes — in 4k glory — reach the iconic posterchild beach of Lanzarote (the titular Playa Papagayo, as you suspected), via the low path invented by negotiating the rocks under the cliffs and swimming. Follow our stories on the website and subscribe to Adventure Lanzarote YouTube Channel to make sure not to miss any new content.

  • Playa de la Arena from Playa Quemada, Lanzarote hiking and swimming
    Adventures

    New Episode of Adventure Lanzarote: The Big Black Dune

    The cross-media project Adventure Lanzarote, co-managed with my wife Valentina Kay, continues with a new episode: The Big Black Dune. In which we face: a big black dune. Now you can do several things. One of the those is: go read the article on Adventure Lanzarote. Follow our stories on the website and subscribe to Adventure Lanzarote YouTube Channel to make sure not to miss any new content.

  • Contact 2. Blood&Steel, featuring Daniele Bonfanti's story "Sacrificium"
    Short Fiction,  Works

    Out Now in Preorder: Contact 2. Blood & Steel, featuring my “Sacrificium”

    The new anthology Contact 2. Blood&Steel is now available for preorder on Amazon, launch date August 31. The book follows 2021’s successful Contact! and offers more historical settings than the first book, with stories by Julian Michael Carver, David Rose, Alister Hodge, Chris McInally (who also edited the book) and more great authors. My story is called “Sacrificium” and is set on Lake Como in the Roman era, when a troop of legionaries, led by Numidian centurion Aulus Domitius, is sent to investigate a remote fishing village. Disturbing rumors, people disappearing, an escapee with horrible scars and wounds ranting about eerie, unhealthy rituals…

  • Shattered Mountain - an ascent to Pizzo Emet (3,200m), video in 4k
    Adventures,  Video Story

    Shattered Mountain

    In the Adventure section, you’ll find a new story and a video, in 4k glory, about a recent ascent to Pizzo Emet (3,200), on the Italy-Switzerland border, Val Spluga. Plus, my companion for this ascent (and wife) Valentina published a beautiful photo gallery on her brand-new website, titled Green Blue Gray. Check it out!

  • Adventures

    New Episode of Adventure Lanzarote: Discovering La Palma

    A new article and video have been published for my cross-media project Adventure Lanzarote, co-managed with my wife Valentina Kay. In this chapter we tell of a 4-day escapade to the verdant paradise of La Palma — another of the Canary Island gems. Follow our stories on the website and subscribe to Adventure Lanzarote YouTube Channel to make sure not to miss any new content.

  • Adventures

    New Project: Adventure Lanzarote

    Introducing my latest cross-media project: Adventure Lanzarote! In collaboration with my wife Valentina Kay, a new chapter of exploration begins with the launch of Adventure Lanzarote. Inspired by the mesmerizing landscapes, the unexpected colors and all the tales of the Atlantic island where we moved to last year, this multimedia container will serve as a deeper dive into the wonders of the Island of Fire — beyond the usual travel guides. You’ll find stories and photos and also videos — thanks to our brand-new Adventure Lanzarote YouTube Channel.

  • chthonic matter, featuring Santiago Eximeno's "The Sweetest," translation by Daniele Bonfanti
    Translations,  Works

    Out Now: My Translation of Eximeno’s “The Sweetest” in Chthonic Matter

    Santiago Eximeno‘s disturbing story “The Sweetest,” translated by me, which already appeared in his (disturbingly good) personal collection Umbría, is back in the summer issue of Chthonic Matter. That’s a new — and very promising — quarterly series (this is the second book) by Nightscript editor C.M. Muller. The book includes “tales from the darkside” by Jason A. Wyckoff, Jonathan Louis Duckworth, Gail Pinto, Santiago Eximeno, Gordon Brown, Stephen McQuiggan, K. Wallace King, Patrick Barbis. It’s already on Amazon in ebook and paperback.

  • Contact 2. Blood&Steel, featuring Daniele Bonfanti's story "Sacrificium"
    Short Fiction,  Works

    Coming Soon: Contact 2. Blood & Steel, featuring “Sacrificium”

    After 2021’s Contact! (which still sits at a solid #171 in the Horror Anthology category on Amazon.com), I’ll be back on the frontline for more beasties and badasses in Contact 2. Blood&Steel, alongside Julian Michael Carver, David Rose, Alister Hodge, Chris McInally (who also edited the book) and more fantastic authors. This time, things will get close and personal with less technology and more historical settings. My story is called “Sacrificium” and tells about a squad of Roman Legionaries investigating the disappearance of a boy and disturbing rumors coming from a backwater village on Lake Como. Are you ready to fight the monsters?

  • Camino Natural Orzola Playa Blanca - Lanzarote
    Adventures

    Lanzarote Coast-to-Coast

    With my wife Valentina, we traversed the island of Lanzarote from the South to the north tip, in a hike which took about 24 hours (including a bivouac rest) to cover the 75km of the Camino Natural from Playa Blanca to Órzola. An article about this tough and wonderful experience, made peculiar by very unusual weather for this tropical haven (it was pretty cold and we actually didn’t see the ocean the whole time!), will certainly come.

  • "The Shattering", short story by Daniele Bonfanti, in Contact! (Screaming Banshee Press)
    Short Fiction,  Works

    Out Now: Contact!, featuring The Shattering

    Out now: Contact! A Military Horror Anthology — fetauring my new story The Shattering — brought to you by Screaming Banshee Press, who’s doing better and better and keeps delivering. After Nature striking back in Aberrations, Contact! offers thrills, action, badasses and beasties. Can you miss it? And I’m glad to have such authors as William Meikle, Lee Murray, Dan Rabarts, Lucas Pederson, among the line-up by my side.