This collection of illustrations is the result of my collaboration with the Italian writer Antonio G. Bortoluzzi, author of the novel "Come si fanno le cose" (how things are made) edited by Marsilio. The illustrations have been projected for the first time in a performance of presentation of the book in Italy in August 2020 (see the poster below). It has been a unique experience and we both would like to continue collaborating in hopefully more ambitious projects.