The Lake Como Comic Art Festival Reveals the Next Wave of 2024 Guests and Announces Mattiniero Ticketing Tiers Available for Purchase Now

November 14, 2023 (New York, NY) – Today, the Lake Como Comic Art Festival is pleased to announce the next wave of 2024 guests which includes Lucio Parillo, Jim Cheung, Terry Dodson, Carla Cohen, E.M. Gist, and Julian Tedesco and debut three Mattiniero Ticket Packages—Mattiniero is Italian for “earlybird” and all packages feature special earlybird pricing. Tickets are available now at

The Lake Como Comic Art Festival is offering a 2 Day Pass, an All-Access Pass, and for those looking for something extra special there is a VIP Experience level that includes a piece of original art by either legendary artist Alex Ross or Bill Sienkiewicz. The exclusive sketch will be randomly selected and will only be available for pickup in person at the show. These sketches are provided courtesy of Sal Abbinanti, art dealer for Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz and a sponsor of the Lake Como Comic Art Festival. This level also includes entry to the highly coveted opening reception overlooking the magnificent lake and gardens.

“As a proud sponsor of the 2024 festival, I’m excited attendees who opt for the VIP Experience will be able to walk away with a randomly chosen one of a kind piece of art by either Alex Ross, who unfortunately will not be present at the festival, or by Bill Sienkiewicz, who will be on site all weekend,” said Sal Abbinanti, Artist and Official Representative of Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz.

“The Lake Como Comic Art Festival is the modern equivalent of Oz,” continued Abbinanti. “It is a magical show that you’ll never forget and want to go back to year after year. The small intimate crowd allows attendees to meet the artists one on one and savor the conversation and experience like a fine glass of Italian wine. Both art connoisseurs and those new to original art collecting will appreciate the well-curated list of artists and exhibitors–featuring some of the world’s greatest art dealers all assembled in one place–and find an array of works to meet their aesthetic and budget.”

The Lake Como Comic Art Festival runs Friday May 17th through Sunday, May 19th and takes place at the historic Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Lake Como Italy. Tickets for the 2024 Festival are available for purchase now with Mattiniero pricing available for a limited time. For full details head over to:

The 2-Day Pass

  • 2-Day Ticket: May 18-19, 2024
  • 2024 Lake Como Fine Art Portfolio
  • 2024 Festival Swag Bag
  • Automatic Entry to All Giveaways

The All-Access Pass

  • Opening Night Ticket: May 17, 2024
  • Everything in the 2-Day Festival Pass
  • Entry to All Workshops & Panels
  • Early Access to Show Exclusives

The VIP Experience

  • 1 Signed Original Art Sketch
  • Everything in the All-Access Pass
  • Opening Night VIP Ticket: May 17, 2024
  • 2-Day VIP Ticket: May 18-19, 2024
  • Only 75 VIP Tickets Available

Previously announced guests include first time attendees Jordi Bernet, Bill Morrison, David Petersen, Glenn Fabry, David Finch, Philip Tan, John Romita Jr., and Charles Vess and returning guests Frank Cho, Juanjo Guarnido, Tula Lotay and Bill Sienkiewicz.

More guests and a noteworthy programming schedule will be announced soon. For more information, follow the Lake Como Comic Art Festival on social media at @como_art_fest and visit

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