Announces The First Wave of 2024 Guests, and Debuts The Mattiniero Level
October 12, 2023 (New York, NY) – Today, the Lake Como Comic Art Festival unveiled a stunning new logo designed by celebrated artist Bill Sienkiewicz, announced its first wave of 2024 guests, and debuted its new, prestigious Mattiniero Level. The celebrated art festival, now in its fifth edition, offers fans and collectors an intimate opportunity to meet and purchase original art from world renowned artists at a luxury destination in Italy. This year’s guest list includes first time attendees Jordi Bernet, Bill Morrison, David Petersen, Glenn Fabry, David Finch, Philip Tan, John Romita Jr. and Charles Vess, along with returning guests Frank Cho, Juanjo Guarnido, Tula Lotay and Bill Sienkiewicz. The Lake Como Comic Art Festival will commence on Friday May 17th, at an opening reception overlooking the lake and gardens of the historic Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Lake Como Italy, followed by two full days of attendees interacting with some of the most renowned comic book artists from around the world.
“I’ve been to a lot of conventions around the world, but I’ve never seen anything quite like the Lake Como Comic Art Festival,” said Sienkiewicz. “This festival is an amazing mix of art and comics and sophistication. For the logo design, I wanted to create something that captures the spirit of the Lake Como Comic Art Festival.”
To celebrate the unveiling of the new logo, Lake Como Comic Art Festival will be doing a giveaway of a Sienkiewicz sketch on their website. Sienkiewicz’s artwork has been exhibited at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro; galleries in Paris, Barcelona, and Tuscany; Spain’s famed La Semana Negra Festival; and dozens of other locations. He has produced work for advertising campaigns for Nike, MTV, and Nissan; dozens of feature films; the 2006 Winter Olympics; and magazines such as Entertainment Weekly and Spin.
Tickets for the 2024 Festival, on sale soon, will include “The Mattiniero” level, an exclusive introductory package that includes show tickets and bonus art. More details and additional guests will be announced at a later date. For more information, follow the Lake Como Comic Arts Festival on social media at @como_art_fest and visit: https://www.lccaf.com/