November 2, 2023 The ceremony, which aimed to recognize the talents of the world of comics, video games and illustration for children and young people, took place in a historical process. Lucca Comics and Games Awards.
Many special guests and heroes from the various universes that make up the festival filled the festival. Giglio Theater related to Lucca on the occasion of delivery “Oscar” Italian comics and video games. Following the announcement in September 30 finalist worksJury dedicated Lucca Comics Awards decided that winners who appeared on stage, usually represented by their own publishing houses, would receive prestigious awards.
- Great Guinigi to Best Short Comicappointed Mickey Mouse and the Coral Island Nightmare related to Marco Nucci and Casty (Panini Comics). Famous Black Point He is imprisoned on Atoll, Disney’s version of Alcatraz, but he has a plan to escape. The comic presents itself as a perfect blend of a supernatural tale, a classic escape story, and a thriller-noir story, while also foregoing the usual happy ending.
- Great Guinigi to Best Serial Comic He went infinity related to Alessandro Bilotta And AAVV (Editor by Sergio Bonelli). Work is about Alceste SantacroceAn old-school tabloid journalist making strides in retrofuturistic Rome. The main aim is to portray the dark side of fame: Alceste’s media victim, from models to presenters in crisis, represents a humanity constantly torn between pity and skepticism.
- Guinigis to Best Drawing rewarded with equal value Francesca Ghermandi For Mysteries of the intergalactic ocean (Eris) there Lea Murawiec For Big gap (COMICON Edizioni). The first one in particular takes us into the story of a little dog who gets shipwrecked and finds that his brain has been stolen and finds himself in a strange new fantasy world. Made for Japan, the book is Ghermandi’s version of the most classic fantasy epic, similar to Orlando furioso.
- Great Guinigi for Best Screenplay He went Tom King For Human Target (Panini Comics)The jury presented the author’s work in great detail:
Christopher Chase, a Human Target who specializes in “dying” in place of his clients, has been poisoned and has only twelve days to find out who did it. An old-fashioned film noir set in the DC universe, it’s a film where Tom King once again demonstrates his ability to masterfully handle things without pushing them to the limit.
- Great Guinigi -most Best Newcomer appointed Iris Biasio For My Sister is Crazy (Rizzoli Lizard): A woman has to deal with the difficult situation of her sister, who has always been meticulous and is traumatized by the loss of her husband, who eventually loses touch with reality and retreats into absolute silence. Trauma never becomes the rhetoric of trauma: it is just one of the many unknown and mysterious knots that make up the human mind.
Editorial and Syntactic Awards
Stefano Beani Award -most Best Editorial Initiative He went Tomorrow Comics, to add tomorrow newspaper Created by Michela “Sonno” Rossi.
Personal Space AwardThe award was given to the collective, which included 27 nominated works from the world of self-made and underground comics. BlackBoard Automatic Generation. The group also became known as: guest of honor To the next edition of the festival: Professionals will have the privilege of creating advertising artworks of the festival Personal Space 2024 and manage the exhibition dedicated to the winning volume.
First winning project Lucca Project Competition 2023 It was announced at the official awards ceremony. This recognition was conveyed THESE WALLS related to Marco Checchin. Here are the reasons of the referees:
For the deeply personal cut given to a story of crisis that gives a direction that is never certain, anchored in a firm and unscrupulous direction, where the author’s voice describes with both subtlety and fierceness the everyday desperation that lurks in lives on the edge of a difficult age. Everyday use of chromatic language.
Other special projects worth mentioning are: Super Knight Punk related to Francesco Cabbaifor popular aesthetics and powerful grammar that surprise the reader and lay the foundations of a masterpiece, and Yaga Knightsrelated to Alice Fazzari And Anna Ferrari, For the masterful unity between illustrated graphics, a beautiful story and sharp dialogues.
one of those moments The most exciting event it was definitely delivery of scope yellow boy, It is considered among the most prestigious awards.
- Yellow Boy to comic of the year appointed transformersrelated to Nicoz Balboa (Oblomov Prints): The author describes her transition from woman to man without shame or hypocrisy. Spiritual continuation of the previous one playing with fireNicoz Balboa details his transition, following a path of self-discovery and self-building.
- And again, he Yellow Boy withwriter of the year He went Silvia Ziche For Cage (Feltrinelli Comics): A fictional character deals with the ghost of her deceased mother and her constant depression. The book is very personal, perhaps self-referential, intimate and sensitive, going beyond a general condemnation of patriarchy, which in this case functions more as an implicit context. The author’s typical sense of humor makes reading a unique experience.
- In the end, he Yellow Boy to Comic Book Master was delivered frank miller: the self-portrait presented in the preview will be exhibited Uffizi Galleriesespecially Self-Portrait GalleryHome to some of the biggest names in the world of comics.
Lucca Games awards ceremony
Edited by Lucca Comics and Games together DV games, The Lucca Games award ceremony broke a new record by reaching a very high number of participants. Unreleased Game of the Year Award,for example, it was in good condition 60 candidates:he was the winner Sensu by Enrico Vicario. THE Sensu they are not simple folding fans, but original heroes of Japanese culture, from wooden ones used in dances to metal ones used by Samurai in battle. In this card game, each player tries to get a combination of cards whose values add up to 20 by drawing and exchanging cards with others: the first player who manages to create two sets of cards of different types and a total of 20 wins.
Among the five finalists in the category game of the year winning Challengers! related to Asmodee Italy. competitive game Johannes Krenner and Markus Slawitscheck It is based on the formation of a team led by one player who will have to defeat the others in a real steal-the-flag tournament. The game also allows you to play up to 4 duels at the same time.
Prize Role Playing Game of the Year appointed Go homepublished by Grumpy Bear. Created by jay dragon, is a fantasy inspired by the enchanted land of Haeth and is grounded in exploration and community creation. In this idyllic world, war is now a distant memory and there is no such thing as violence. The game’s design is clear and facilitates identification, directing the player to solve difficult situations through dialogue and exchange of ideas. He won the award Flavio Mortarino related to Grumpy Bear.
Assassin’s Creed is the winner’s title Joe Dever Award 2023 Today, 16 years later, it is one of the most influential cross-media franchises in popular culture. What made him famous and appreciated? Assassin’s Creed And The chance to discover and experience past periods in different parts of the world, A power that the French publisher knows very well and reinforces with its educational methods and new generation books. Discovery Tour, It provides historical information to the player by digitally visiting places in the past. He was the one who received the award Laura Inglima Modica representative Ubisoft.
Lifetime earnings award was deliveredPendragon CEO Silvio Negri-Clementi and CMON COO David Preti. Silvio, former president of the Italian edition Spell: Meeting, He contributed to the distribution of the game in Italy. His passion for the gaming world turned into business in 1998. Giovanni Ingellis He offered her a full-time job as editor-in-chief. Strategy Books in the gaming environment. David Pretiholds his position COO And “Creative Heart” related to COME ONInternational publisher of board games, role-playing games and comic books. COME ON is a multinational group that publishes award-winning games and has built a large portfolio of both original and licensed bestsellers.
Finally, it seems right to remember that Lucca Young Competition – “Livio Sossi” Editorial Illustration AwardEdited byThe Book on the Tree and Terre di mezzo Editorein cooperation Member of the Painting Writers Association. He won the award Elisabetta Decontardiaka Deco, illustrator and cartoonist: Terre di mezzo Publisher He offered to publish his project titled “Celeste and her twin Blue”, It was created from an unpublished text by. Angelo Mozzillo. Best Digital Desk Awardpowered by wacomappointed Maria Luisa Petrarch.
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