Lucca - Welcome to your own everland
Lucca is famous all over the world as a town rich of Art,
History and Culture and, since
1966, it has become one of the main events in the world of Comics,
proving year by year to be the most spectacular and exciting Italian
happening in the field of visual communication.
A long and fascinating story which, thanks to the passion and competence
of international experts, editors, authors, critics and fans, made
of Lucca one of the world capital cities of Comics.
A leading role, achieved thanks to the capability of noticing, ahead
of time, the most stimulating and promising omens, supporting Comics
and Animation Movies at first with Illustration,
and since 1993, with a new and important section, Lucca
Games – dedicated to role games, board games and
simulation games; last but not least, since 2000, a new multimedia
section was added – Lucca Multimedia –
and it has been an ever-growing success.
More than three-hundred exhibitors coming from all over the world,
arranged in a 15.000 sqm. indoor area, ten big art exhibitions of
original paintings in the prestigious setting of historical buildings
in the very heart of the city, conventions and conferences, a huge
number of new editorial productions, meetings with the dozens of
artists joining in, four-hundred qualified journalists and more
than sixty-five-thousand visitors: these are the actual numbers of
LUCCA COMICS & GAMES, numbers which attested
Lucca as an event that no cartoonist, game designer, editor, opinion
leader or fan would ever miss.
At present, Lucca Comics & Games is a most
important cultural event which is directed by the municipal administration
of Lucca through an experienced and qualified staff. An ambitious
task that also brought to the foundation, in 2001, of the new Italian
Museum of Comics: the arrival point of a path started almost
forty years ago and, above all, the beginning of a new adventure
which makes of Lucca the fanciful city of Comics and Games: in the
heart of Tuscany, in the heart of Italy, in the heart of fans all
over the world.