This November, Europe Comics will be traveling south to Italy to participate in Lucca Comics & Games, the largest comics convention in Europe. This 51st edition of the famed Lucca festival will be running from November 1 – 5, and together with partners BAO Publishing and Tunué, as well as local partner Editoriale Cosmo, Europe Comics is participating in a series of events to make an incredible weekend even better, highlighted by a visit from award-winning French author Emile Bravo.
Our lineup begins on Thursday, November 2nd, with the Translation Slam. Designed to promote the role of translation and translators in the comics world, the competition challenges participants to translate selected comics from English, French, and Japanese into Italian. This year’s edition, sponsored in part by BAO Publishing, will also for the first time offer an Italian to English category, with the winner having the chance to have his or her work published on digital platforms worldwide by Europe Comics. Those interested in taking part may apply via the Lucca Comics & Games website, through October 15th.
On Friday, November 3rd, attendees will get a taste of the best that Franco-Belgian comics have to offer with the arrival of Emile Bravo, author of The Amazing Adventures of Jules (Dargaud/Europe Comics), as well as the acclaimed Spirou – Le journal d’un ingénu (Dupuis), set to be published in Italy by Nona Arte. On Friday afternoon, Bravo will be signing books at the stand of BAO Publishing, with whom he has published a number of celebrated children’s books. Also, in a separate event organized by publisher Feltrinelli, French physicist Thibault Damour and Belgian artist Mathieu Burniat (Dodin-Bouffant: Gourmet Extraordinaire, Europe Comics 2017) will be present to promote their remarkable graphic novel Mysteries of the Quantum Universe (Dargaud; published in Italy by Feltrinelli).
Later in the weekened, Emile Bravo will be on hand to take part in a number of special events, including more signings with BAO and Editoriale Cosmo, a live drawing performance, as well as a panel with fellow European authors Stefano Turconi and Teresa Radice (Globetrotting Viola, Tosca), and American cartoonist Raina Telgemeier.
More details to come soon, so stay tuned! And in the mean time, discover the Europe Comics authors in Lucca by clicking on the covers below.