Francesca Protopapa / il Pistrice, is an Italian artist who has been based in Paris since 2004. Trained in fine arts and graphic design, she works across media and publishing sectors. Her works display a fresh and modern graphic style, and she paints in bright colors with Posca markers and digital brushwork. Her works, which are frequently focused on the universe of women, are sought out by publishers, magazines, and festivals.

Piemme, Salani, SEM, Sinnos, Tunué, Racconti, MI AMI festival, Elle Italia, Guryou (IT), Calmann Levy, Editis, Heineken, Le chocolat des Français, Le Nouveau Magazine Littéraire (FR), Amagat Teatre (SP), Octopus Publishing (UK), Overcup Press (USA).