“‘Lucca Comics & Games is a unique cross-media event dedicated to pop culture, cosplay, and comics held in a medieval Tuscan town,’ said Emanuele Vietina, Director of Lucca Comics & Games.
“This year Italy is honouring poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri by celebrating the 700th anniversary of his death and Dante’s Divine Comedy sets the tone for the returning festival with this year’s theme being ‘rebehold the stars: light’.
“‘The theme of Light will visually accompany the Festival experience with contemporary Italian illustrator Paolo Barbieri creating the image of Lucca Comics & Games poster (above). In the year of Dante’s celebrations, he creates a link between Lucca Comics & Games to Dante’s journey with Virgil through the darkness of Hell.” [. . .] —SciFiNow, September 24, 2021 (retrieved March 8, 2022)
The festival took place, in-person, from October 29 – November 1, 2021.