Trieste Science+Fiction Official Poster

From the 3rd to the 8th November runs the 15th edition of the international science fiction festival, Trieste Science+Fiction, organised and supported by La Cappella Underground. And in anticipation of the first edition of the programme, the Festival of Science Fiction presents a preview of the official poster of the upcoming event: once again an original design from the triestino illustrator and cartoonist, Mario Alberti, who has created an exclusive trilogy of works, conceived specifically for the festival in Trieste.

According to Alberti: “The first image, created two years ago, was a typical launch poster, in the vintage style of the 50s and 60s, in which we come across classic sci-fi: spaceships and robots, and cities in the future. Last year we focused on the psychedelic style of the 70s and 80s, and a canon of more hardcore science fiction: clones, mind control, surgery. For the 2015 poster, we conclude the story with the victorious struggle of the heroine, who was initially the victim, and the defeat of the egg of power. In the detail are references to H.R. Giger, creator of Alien, and a fitting tribute to Star Wars, in the year in which the seventh chapter of the saga, directed by J.J. Abrams, appears on screens, in the form of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber.

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Mario Alberto is known to the wider public through much of his work: He is the illustrator of many comic books published by Bonelli, such as those about Nathan Never, or Legs Weaver; he is responsible for the illustration, clouring and front cover of the second edition of Tex romanzi a fumetti (a spinoff of Tex, one of the most famous Italian comic books), written by Mauro Boselli and entitled “Frontera!”, which comes out in September. Alongside Luca Enoch, he is the author of the series Morgana, published by the French house, Les Humanoïdes Associés, and he has collaborated with both DC Comics and Marvel, creating panels for the special editions, X-Men & Spiderman, and Spiderman & The Fantastic Four. He is also one of the creators of Les Chroniques de Légion for the French publishers Glénat, and is currently working on the Delcourt mini-series, Cutting Edge, written by Francesco Dmitri.

Trieste Science+Fiction Teaser Poster 2015

Trieste Science+Fiction Official Poster 2015