Lucca Toons

A couple years back, Phil Hale and I were honored to be asked as guests of the great Festival of Comics and Games in Lucca, Italy. The charcoal drawings that people have been kind enough to comment on were in many cases earlier versions of the same ones sent to Lucca. I thought I’d post them as they are today plus some of the ones that I didn’t pursue. The gorilla motif was in part connected to the Festival’s theme of “Darwin” et al. These were part of a simultaneous exhibit of our work held at the Lucca Institute of Contemporary Art; “Parallel Evolution” was about Hale’s and my long standing and productive association. We also had a large number of oils there and collaborated live for one astonishingly feted evening. I’ll follow these up with charcoals of the same period done for OperaBoston.