Lucca Comics is back
Lucca Comics and Games Heroes is back from November 1st to the 5th . It’s the most awaited International festival of comics, animation, illustration, and games.
The picture illustrates the poster of the 2017 edition of the event. The author is the American illustrator Michael Whelan, famous for his fantasy- and sci-fi- themed works and for having authored many book covers; among them, several works by Stephen King.
His drawing, «a tribute to the world of heroes, reminiscent of film and TV sagas of the 1980s», features a symbol of the Serchio Valley in the background: the Ponte della Maddalena bridge that crosses the Serchio River in the town of Borgo a Mozzano, easily recognizable for the uniqueness of its symmetrical arches.
The fact that the construction - better known as Ponte del Diavolo or Devil’s Bridge due to the popular ancient legend represented both by the figure passing on the highest point of the bridge and by the dog held by the young hooded figure - is present on the poster of one of the major trade festivals in the world, is certainly a great source of pride for all of us.