Lucca Comics and Games 2010 – Davide Gianfelice

March 29, 2011

Davide Gianfelice

Artist: Davide Gianfelice
Subject:
Northlanders
Date: November 01, 2010
Location: Lucca Comics & Games, Lucca, Italy


104: Super-Tusi Three by Scott Chantler

December 10, 2010

 

Superman by Scott Chantler

 Tusi #104

Artist: Scott Chantler
Subject:
Superman
Date: November 22, 2010
Location: Toronto ComiCon, Metro Toronto Convention Centre North, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Note(s): Them there Londoners seem to love Supes


Lucca Con 2010 Sketch_01: Scott Morse

November 21, 2010

Batman & Tiger by Scott Morse

Artist:  Scott Morse
Date:  October 31, 2010
Location:  Lucca Comics and Games, Lucca, Italy


2010 Lucca Comics And Games – The Italian Job Studios and UDraw

November 14, 2010

On November 1, 2010, I attended the Italian Job Studios (Riccardo Burchielli, Guiseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Caselli, Diego Malara and Francesco Mattina) demonstration of THQ’s UDraw for the Nintendo WII gaming system in advance of the launch date (Nov 14/10 in North America and Jan/11 in Europe).  Basically its like a starter version of a WACOM/Cintiq tablet but for the whole family.   On this day, it was the duo of Caselli and Mattina showing everyone how easy (for them?) it was to draw a simple Flash head sketch. 

It is amazing what a simple red blob can be turned into.

 

The final version of The Flash.


2010 Lucca Comics and Games Festival – The Days Leading Up To

October 26, 2010

Arrived in Lucca, Italy (by way of Rome and Pisa) earlier this morning after spending almost 7,100 KMs in the air.  Its my second consecutive year attending this massive festival of comic book love.  I really did mean to write  a recap of my exeriences from 2009 but never got around to it. 

So I will have to rectify that massive oversight this year. 

Day 1 was fairly uneventful.  Everyone arrived from different parts of North America at the Pisa airport.  A short taxi ride  later and we were inside the walls of Lucca.  A quick wash of the face and brush of the teeth and we were off to grab some lunch.  Before long we were back in the apartment.

2 glasses of wine and snack crackers. Airline life!

Delicious Tortelli Lucchese

 

Walked over with Tiziano a little later in the afternoon to visit with Gary Frank, DC artist extraordinnaire.  Gary has an exhibit of his artwork in a local museum.  Among the other exhibits were a tribute to the early underground comix (R.Crumb etc.), Max Frezzato and Gianni De Como.  Being exposed to some of the European artists, most of whom I had never seen before, was like a visual orgasm.   EDIT:  Pictures were taken with my iPhone camera.  I’ll revisit the exhibits and get better pics.

Old School Master and Old Skool Master

10 to 12 foot blow up of a special piece Gary Frank did for this exhibit

Gianni De Como original art

 

Max Frezzato painting used for the 2010 Lucca Comics Festival poster and program

Max Frezzato door - Side 1

Max Freezzato - Door Side 2

Tiziano, Gary and Fletcher

 

Day one ends with me falling asleep at the table in a nice little Italian restaurant for about 20 seconds.  So nearly 40 hours since Imy last bit of good sleep, I’m signing off.  Day 2 will probably be non-comic book-y stuff so there may not be an update.  I’ll to keep daily blog updates during the festival’s dates.


Death And Delirium 006 – Death by Marc Hempel

October 19, 2010

Death Holding A White Rose by Marc Hempel

The Death and Delirium Collection

Artist:   Marc Hempel
Subject:
Death  
Date: June 3, 2010
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Note(s): A chance to get on Marc’s commission list in the early spring leads to this amazing piece.


Death And Delirium 005 – Death by Mahmud Asrar

September 12, 2010

 

Death (Sandman, The Endless) by Mahmud Asrar

The Death and Delirium Collection

Artist:   Mahmud Asrar
Subject:
Death  
Date: April 17, 2010
Location: C2E2, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Note(s): Absolutely gorgeous!