Friday, October 26, 2012

Lucca Comics & Games: Viva il Zoo!

I head out soon to be a Guest Artist at the annual Lucca Comics & Games convention. Lucca is a small, medieval-walled city north of Pisa in beautiful northern Italy. An exhibition of my work, titled The Ayers Zoo, is on display at the historical Palazzo Ducale from October 20 - November 4. The show features over 70 pieces, mostly originals and many of which have not been displayed or published before. Additionally, there will be a video montage featuring some of my professional work done for the film industry over the past twelve years.

If you find yourself at the show and would like to say, "Ciao!" I will be doing a signing session each day of the convention (Nov 1-4) at the Design Studio Press booth (A702) from 11:00 to 13:00. I will also be doing some drawing/painting in the Live Performance Area (A611) on Thursday, Nov 1 from 15:00-17:00 and on Saturday, Nov 3 from 13:00-15:00. 

For those of you who can't make the exhibition or convention, here are a few of the new pieces on display. The Giraffa Robotica is from the upcoming Daily Zoo - Year Three, to be published next spring, and the lion and bison were done recently as a part of Year Seven.


Pierre Rougemont said...

Haha the lion made me laugh so much^^ The three are really cool in different styles, well done !

. said...

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Elisa said...

I passed by to say ciao! (with my "too many dots in your comics" friend). I was too stupid to buy the book the first day, so I went back on saturday, and it was sold out already!! I was sad, but well done! ^^

Anonymous said...

Hi! I live in Lucca,therefore I was one of the lucky people who was in Palazzo Ducale looking at your animals. Then I could also meet you in Lucca games. the elephant I bought is now in my room, I have put it near charles darwin, so they can talk to each other about nature, science and evolution of nose and ears. :)

Anonymous said...

Ciao Chris,
ci siamo imbattute in una delle mostre che da sola, valeva tutto il biglietto del Lucca Comics e li ti abbiamo conosciuto.. complimenti davvero!!!

Chris Ayers said...

Hello everyone,
Thank you for your comments and kind words. Grazie mille! It was a pleasure to meet you all in Lucca. I hope to return again, maybe even next year.
Tante care cose to you all!