EB: Paolo, after reflecting on your classification of authors, Archimedics and Proustians, and on their relationship with architecture, I think it would be interesting to focus on what Fior did with his Celestia (which I initially discovered on your blog... Can you believe there are still people who read and write on blogs?) His story includes two absolutely iconic architectures in Venice, that Wright and Le Corbusier, two of the most significant architects of the twentieth century, never managed to realize. If we did not know these two architectures, we would think that Fior is an archimedic creator... when in reality I think he's a Proustian in disguise. By reconstructing an architectural past that never existed, Fior creates a dystopian, fantastic Venice and new icons for the comics world. It fascinates me to see how many places are transformed and end up having another life through the eyes of comics, whether they be Proustian or not. Herrimann's Coconino, Seth's Dominion or the city of Palma de Mallorca itself in Historias del barrio or the Calabria of Filosa you were talking about earlier.
PB: Yes, Enrique, I also like to think of another less evident connection between cartoonists and architects: the design of a story resembles that of a building, it starts for both of them with more or less confused sketches on paper, maps, glimpses, decoupages, details... We also design spaces where our characters move, love, hate, die... In a word, live.