The Lucca Comics and Games Festival has just been held. This year the weather was fine and sunny. The festival attracted huge crowds, all out to have a great time.
The festival was held for the first time in Lucca in 1966. It has had a bumpy history, but has continued to grow. In 2002 it attracted 50,000 attendees. Last year 254,000 people descended on Lucca for the fun. It is the largest comics festival in Europe and the second largest in the world after Tokyo’s Comiket.
I went once, several years ago, but I have either not been around or the weather has been appalling, and I have not been back. Luckily for us, Paul Anthony Davies, from San Cassiano went this year. Even better, he is a professional photographer and he has taken some fabulous photos of the attendees…the best part of the festival.
Italians love to dress up, and they do it well. The costumes and make up are dazzling. Obviously many hours are put into the thought and execution of the costumes for this elaborate dress up party…take a look at some that Paul photographed.
Thank you Paul, your photos are wonderful. I think I need to make the effort to go next year.