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Marco Somà: Con Passi Leggeri

This year at Lucca Comics & Games you will find a unique exhibition of the refined and poetic illustrations of Marco Somà, the winner of the Andersen Award as best illustrator of 2019.

A fascinating itinerary for children and adults passionate about illustrations, discovering the secrets hidden among the pages of some of the main works of this young and beloved artist. An opportunity to lose yourself into the fascinating settings populated by the elegant animals featured in his books.

Visitors will admire several illustrations from his latest stunning works, such as “Il Venditore di Felicità” (2018, Kite Edizioni) and “L’infinito”. The latter was published for Einaudi Ragazzi on the occasion of the bicentenary of the renowned poetry of Leopardi (1819-2019), with an insight into the unpublished illustrations of the new “King Kong”, soon to be released for Kite Edizioni.


Where: Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca in Piazza San Martino

When: from October 30th to November 3rd

Schedule: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Free entry

With special thanks to the publishers Einaudi Ragazzi, Kalandraka, Kite Edizioni and NubeOcho for the collaboration.


(Translated by S.S.M.L. Pisa)

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