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Contemporary Comics: Themes, Authors and Language in the Italian Graphic Novel



Contemporary Comics: Themes, Authors and Language in the Italian Graphic Novel

In anticipation of the 20th Italian Language Week in the World (October 19-25, 2020), with the theme of Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books, this new exhibit takes us on a journey through the themes, authors and language of comics in Italy.

After debuting as a medium for children (the historical magazine Il Corriere dei piccoli was founded in 1908), comics gradually expanded their audience, long remaining true to its popular vocation. At the beginning of the 1960s comics became more and more sophisticated, marking the definitive maturity of the medium, which nevertheless today still struggles to see its cultural relevance socially recognized. Despite the general unawareness, Italy became one of the world’s leading producers and is part of the restricted comics superpowers club.

The exhibit also includes two exclusive interviews with the artists Davide Reviati and LRNZ and are available on our YouTube channel

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles in collaboration with Lucca Crea & Lucca Comics & Games, an International festival of comics, animation, illustration, games and TV held every fall in Lucca, Tuscany.Lucca Comics & Games is considered the most important event in its sector in Italy and Europe.


Date: Da Tuesday, September 08, 2020 a Monday, November 02, 2020

Organized by : IIC Los Angeles

In collaboration with : Consulate General of Italy in Houston, Lucca Crea and Lucca Comics & Games

Entrance : Free


IIC Los Angeles and Youtube Channel (virtual tour)