Chipper and Squizzo are a precocious puppy and squirrel who love to explore new and exciting environments, flying their cardboard box airplane to wondrous worlds full of fascinating animals and creatures. In each volume of this fun, educational series, they tour a different location, encountering the real-world animals found there in beautiful illustration and fun cartoon strip antics!
LITTLE TAILS is a series of young readers graphic novels created by Eisner Award-nominated illustrator Federico Bertolucci and writer Frédéric Brrémaud, creators of the world-famous, multi-award winning LOVE series of silent, wildlife graphic novels.
In each volume of LITTLE TAILS, Chipper & Squizzo set out on a journey to explore new and interesting environments full of fascinating animals and curious creatures. The first volume in the series is LITTLE TAILS IN THE FOREST, which finds Chipper & Squizzo venturing into a lush forest to visit Squizzo’s family. On their journey, the two animal pals discover and discuss a fantastic variety of bugs, birds, bears, & more! The second volume, LITTLE TAILS IN THE JUNGLE, takes them around the world, to the jungles of South America, Africa, and Asia, where they encounter tigers, elephants, snakes, and sloths! Volume three, LITTLE TAILS IN THE SAVANNAH, the fun-seeking rascals explore the plains of Africa on a safari full of wild beasts of all shapes and sizes! And in volume four, LITTLE TAILS IN PREHISTORY, the pint-sized explorers go on a time-hopping trip into the prehistoric past, where they’ll meet dinosaurs, ancient animals, and early man!
2016 – Federico Bertolucci for BEST PAINTER / MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST for the LOVE series.
2017 – Federico Bertolucci for BEST PAINTER / MULTI-MEDIA ARTIST for the LOVE series.
Growing up on a farm in the west of France instilled Frédéric with a love for nature, and an immediate appreciation for Life and Death. His interest in storytelling was let loose at the Center Nationale de Bande Desinnee in Angouleme, leading to a career writing and creating numerous series, spanning many genres, from historical adventures to classical novel adaptations to westerns to vampires stories, all published with numerous artists and publishers. As much as he likes to play in different genres, however, he will always return to tell more animal stories.
Federico began illustrating at the College of Arts in Lucca, Italy, then the Accademia della bella Arti in Carrara, before being accepted into the Disney Studio in Milan in 1998. Having illustrated several comics based on popular animated characters, including The Flintstones and Lilo & Stitch, he co-developed “Richard Coeur de Lion” (Richard Lionheart) with Brremaud, which led to continued collaboration together, next on “Racambole”, then the LOVE series. He too will always return to tell more animal stories.
Federico recently received several Eisner Award nominations for his work on the LOVE series in the category “Best Painter/Multimedia Artist” (2016-2018).