Some of pop cultures biggest brands, stars and companies will be attending Lucca Comics and Games 2021 from 29 October – 1 November in Italy.
Watch the launch video for the festival here…
The master of comics Frank Miller will be in Lucca for the presentation of the documentary dedicated to him, Frank Miller – American Genius, by director Silenn Thomas. The film explores the half-century-long career of the author. From complicated personal affairs to worldwide success in print and film, the documnetary is an epic journey into the mind and heart of one of the most prolific and iconic authors of our time.
Roberto Saviano, the author of Gomorrah, a best-selling exposé of the Camorra Mafia in Naples, will also be attending to promote his first graphic novel Sono Ancora Vivo (I’m Still Alive) with drawings by Tel Aviv-based illustrator Asaf Hanuka.
In gaming, Riot Games will be showcasing Arcane. The exhibition will include a series of original sketches artwork and two special collaborative handmade pieces, the boots of Jinx and the hextech glove of Vi, the two sisters protagonists of the series, on display.
Netflix will be hosting a special event dedicated to The Witcher with a panel including Kim Bodnia, who joins the cast for series two as Vesemir, Joey Batey, who plays Jaskier, series creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, costume designer Lucinda Wright and production designer Andrew Laws.
The Walt Disney Company Italia will also be attending Lucca Comics & Games 2021 to present the new Disney animated film Encanto and the Italian premiere of the first two episodes of Dopesick – Declaration of Addiction, starring Michael Keaton, will be hosted by the festival.
Searchlight Pictures films The Dark House and Antlers – Insatiable Spirit will be shown at the festival with special screenings and finally, Italian Gothic Band Lacuna Coil will be present at the festival’s Rock ‘n’ Comics.
Lucca Comics & Games will be taking place on 29 October to 1 November 2021 in Italy. Find out more here.