Mirko Filippi was born in Livorno, Italy in 1966. In 1970, he moved to Trieste where he completed his studies and attended the Istituto Statale d'Arte E.U.Nordio and graduated in 1983. In 1985, he graduated from a window dressing course by setting up various shops in the city center. He returned to Tuscany in 1991 and collaborated as an illustrator and cartoonist on various comic fanzines. There he met Marco Innocenti (now a well-known writer) with whom he created a series of comic projects collaborating with underground magazines. Since 2003, he has worked in advertising, graphic design, illustration, and periodically staged exhibitions. Since 2006, in collaboration with public and private institutions, he has organized creative design and illustration courses for children and adults. He has published several illustrated books and comics for children for leading Italian publishers and was the storyboard creator for the film Glass Boy. Mirko lives between Pisa and Florence with his wife, dog, and cat. He likes photography and conducting art therapy classes with his wife.