Comics event that this year has reached his fifth year, I attended this edition in Candelo because I was really curious, I am not a great comic book lover but I have always admired all types of artists; designers, musicians, painters, sculptors, actors, architects, photographers, dancers and so on!
These genius manage to express their creativity thanks to their art and give unique sensations to those who love them. It's the first time that I go to such an event and it has impressed me positively.
The location was small and welcoming, in one of the best preserved medieval villages of the whole of Piedmont. Among the narrow streets of the village there are stands full of comics, shops of various kinds and artists where can buy their sketches and have a chat.
Honestly I expected a lot more people and much more material, an event that is still growing and a niche that is dedicated exclusively to local Italian artists and publishers, a very pleasant environment that allowed you to enjoy everything with great tranquility without long queues even in eating where the choice was quite varied, from Japanese to Italian street food.
Participating in the event all varieties of age, a jovial mix of comics and video-games lovers, many Cosplayers dressed in different ways, from virtual games to those on paper. There are also some stands where you can play board and role games, the guys who ran them managed to invent short stories to involve lovers of the genre launched by Dungeon & Dragons!
Luckily for me I was in the company of my older brother who is quite expert in the comics field, knowing them well enough he gave me some explanations about them and he was able to recognize some of the artists.
A beautiful "easy" day spent in company of family and friends, some little gaffes due to my ignorance on comics world as when talking to Francesco Dossena, artist for the Bonelli, famous itlalian publisher, and Helena Marsellis, who works for Bug Comics, they asked me and a friend what our favorite comics were, the response of both was a bit concise: "Berserk". Apparently quite confused but amused by the our answer they had to improvise in making a custom sketch.
My first experience in the comics world was promoted by me with full votes, in March next year there will be Cartoomics, in Rho (Milan) and I am very tempted to go, who knows, maybe one day I will also go to the Lucca Comics, the second meeting place in the world for comics lover that takes place since 1966, second only to Comiket that takes place every year in Tokyo.
And now two videos, the first is a interpretations collection of some Cosplay at the best costume competition held during the afternoon, the second a simulation of swords battle.