Final 12 months I went to Lake Como Comedian Artwork Pageant at Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como, Italy. It was transformative, I wrote about it lots. And now it is again for 2023 for a fourth present. Created by the individuals behind the Large Wow Comedian Fest in California and Paris Comedian Expo, as properly Pulp’s Comics outlets of Paris and Bordeaux, Lake Como intends to showcase, US, UK, European and Asian comedian e book trade expertise, in an expensive setting, giving it the nickname of the “most stunning comedian con on the earth”.
They specialize in a restricted attendee listing, coupled with big-name comedian e book artists. No writers (until additionally they draw), no TV/movie/video games/toys and even cosplay. It is all about comedian e book art work and artists. Introduced company to this point embody Tanino Liberatore, Liam Sharp, Esad Ribic, Mark Raats, Enrico Marini, Milo Manara, Stanley ‘Artgerm’ Lau, Ryan Ottley, Peach Momoko, Dan Brereton, Jenny Frison, Alexander Lozano, Eric Powell, Sozomaika, Frank Cho, Emanuela Lupacchino, Simon Bisley, Mark Bodé, Cat Staggs, Arthur Adams, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Lee Bermejo, Travis Charest, Geof Darrow, Arantza Sestayo, Riccardo Federici, Joyce Chin, Olivier Coipel, Simone Bianchi, and Humberto Ramos. Extra will likely be introduced earlier than the present.
“Our purpose has all the time been to position comics entrance and centre” say co-founders Arnaud Lapeyre and Steve Morger. “Too many organisers crowd their exhibits with cosplay and media company, however we provide a return to these quieter days when followers might entry their favorite creators and panels with out distraction.” For me, it was an appreciated change to keep away from the lengthy traces, meet creators in a extra convivial, celebratory environ. And there was no manner I used to be strolling out of there with no Dave McKean Wolves In The Wall piece…
Tickets are strictly restricted and bought on a first-come-first-served foundation for this 12 months’s competition.