Five days of magic, art and passion for different cultures. The walls of the historic city of Lucca offer a surreal and exciting atmosphere to thousands of visitors who travel through streets, squares, churches and museums.
Everywhere in the city spaces dedicated to comics, board games, video games, exhibitions, original tables, meetings with artists.
Every year the Doge's Palace opens the dances at the Festival, welcoming the exhibition in its historic rooms.
This year we appreciated LRNZ contemporary roman artist and Neal Adams cartoonist who brings to Lucca the dark side of the comic with Batman. There were also many paintings by Benjamin Lacombe, leading exponent of modern French illustration, works that run through the history of Frida Kahlo and Alice in Wonderland.
And then many others: Leiji Matsumoto and his space dedicated to Captain Harlock and his saga. Sara Colaone, who with her images describes Italian immigration, and also the comic book biography of Leda Rafanelli.
Moreover there was Jérémie Moreau, a young French author, he has an almost cinematographic conception of comics and this influences his way of conceiving drawing, with a very expressive and dynamic trait. Junji Ito closes the artistic journey inside the Doge's Palace with his "body horror" stories, with accuracy in the style and description of the story.