“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Saturday, October 22, 2011


'FOTO' - A Collection of Art by Eric Canete (2011)   8.5 x 8.5 in (21.6 x 21.6 cm) - Full color cover, full color interior pages on vellum, heavy stock. 64 pages. €25.00+ shipping and handling. Available at Lucca Comics & Games 2011, exclusively from Lateral Studio.

On October 28th to November 1st, I will be attending LUCCA COMICS & GAMES 2011.

And the people who are responsible for inviting me to experience such an exciting event (not to mention the ones who'll be responsible for curbing my embarrassing tendencies) are Messrs. ALESSANDRO VITTI and ELIA BONETTI - both of whom are part of LATERAL STUDIO. They were kind enough to publish a book featuring my grey marker illustrations and I will be at their table at specific times the entire weekend of the convention, signing and drawing sketches for those who are kind enough to visit.

(It should be noted that I've never included my grey-tone marker sketches in any of my previous books - not even in monster that is ENCORE. And as per my agreement with Alessandro and the guys at Lateral, no incarnation of this book nor its contents will ever be published elsewhere except through his company. 'Exclusive to Lateral' means they get the goods. Exclusively.)

So, yeah. I'm going to go and make a complete fool of myself on a whole different continent.


'FOTO' is a collection specially designed for Lateral to debut at Lucca Comics & Games, and afterwards to be distributed for the European market exclusively. Simply put, it won't be available anywhere here in the US. But if you'd like to get your hands on a copy, please feel free to click the link above and contact Lateral Studio directly - I'm sure they'd be more than happy to send out a copy to you (with the proper international S&H charges, of course).

I would like to thank all of you in advance for taking the time to drop by and say 'Hello!' at the show. I'd like to warn you now that my Italian is piss-poor at best. And at worst, it's gonna get me to accidentally donate my liver and then drafted onto a ship full of Spanish pirates. That said...

"Grazie mille, i miei amici. Yo tengo un gato negro in mi pantalones."*

*Only a part of that gratitude is applicable, Italia. The other part is just nonsense or a weird pick-up line for those same Spanish pirates.


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Paolo Boscolo said...

man, I'll gonna be there for sure. it would be an honor to meet such an artist as you!!

Lux said...

I got that!!!!
It was an Honor to meet you in Lucca!!!
Thank you very much!!

christopher72 said...

this is spectacular i wish i could go to the show but i am grounded but on your way check my blog out at http://thenerdstoes.blogspot.com/