Metafest – festival festivalů
Exhibition of Ten Illustration and Comic Festivals from Around the World
Showcase of Young Talents
Presentation of Illustration and Comic Creators from the Open Call.
Illustration Symposium in Broumov
Exhibition of works created at this year's Illustration Symposium in Broumov
How does sports influence and inspire artists, and how does art, in turn, capture the spirit and energy of sporting activities?
Czech Children’s Book Centre
Exhibition of Illustrations for the Comic 'Mr. Cloud's Holidays' by Romanian Authors Maria and Ileana Surducan.
ALMANAKA fanzine workshop with Basque illustrators
Using the word ALMANAC (almanac) as a starting point join us in this fanzine workshop where every publication could embrace any format or idea.
Roundtable Discussion: Comics and Critique in Illustrations
Taking their seats at the roundtable are Czech, Spanish, and Argentine artists who present significant and compelling reflections on pressing contemporary issues through their comics and graphic novels, essentially offering critiques in illustrations.
Tomski&Polanski Exhibition Opening
During the vernissage, Tomski&Polanski will personally treat guests to a magnificent, mature, ten-year collection of vibrant, eye-catching illustrations… and they will also speak, bake, and happily meet and chat with you
Illustrated Dialogue: Comics and Science
In today’s world, it is essential to narrow the gap between the realm of science and society, enabling the sharing of scientific knowledge with a broad audience.
Presented by Festival Irudika: Panorama of Basque Illustration
Female authors from the Basque region will engage in discussions about the creative processes, artistic techniques, sources of inspiration, cultural influences, heritage, symbols, and key concepts within Basque comics and illustration. As special guests, they have invited Vojtěch Mašek and Chrudoš Valoušek.
Drink & draw sketchbattle
An informal and fun meeting for everyone who likes to draw. The rules of the tournament are simple – draw the funniest, prettiest or weirdest thing possible within two minutes on the given topic. The audience votes for the advancing artist. Fun that everyone can participate in. Musical accompaniment and moderation will be provided by Alyssa Dillard.
Hectograph printing workshop with Imi Harangozó
Imi Harangozó, Hungarian illustrator and ancient printing techniques geek will introduce you into how to use hectograph as an artist.
Owls, Little Birds, and Squirrels – Workshop for Children 3+
Workshop with NaPoli (Alžběta Zemanová and Martina Kupsová) for both the little ones and the older ones. Through cutting, tearing, and folding, we will create paper birds on the trees.
Guided Author’s Tour of the Patrik Antczak Exhibition – ALFABETA
Rather than playing on a tablet, cut out your ALFABETA! Come and see the unique exhibition showcasing the development of the book ALFABETA, from a student project to its current form. One of the most beloved art books for children, just like the LUSTR festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The guided tour will be led by the author of the book, Patrik Antczak, who will also introduce you to the upcoming English sequel!”
Guided Tour of the Main Exhibition with Curator Bára Müllerová
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A Lean Zine of Decadent Banqueting Art Zine Creation Workshop with Agate Lielpētere
Join Stripburger for a comic workshop.
Round Table: Voice of the Earth: Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Ecology in Illustrated Stories
At the round table, Spanish, Argentinean, and Czech artists will come together for a debate focused on comics as a carrier of critical understanding.
Live Comic Readings by Foreign Guests: Mathilde Paix, Sarah Böttcher, Sophie Nicklas
Come and see how three young independent authors approach their original comics
The Visual Narrative of being #Female #Aisan #Covid in the UK #2020-22
The 404 of Life: An Asian Artist’s Encounter with Coding Errors & Cultural Hurdles
Workshop: Climate Change in Comics
Workshop by Darío Adanti, a comic artist and author of the book ‘We Are Meteors’ (Astiberri 2022), a graphic essay about global warming and the climate crisis we are facing.
Overview of the Asian Illustration Market: A Case Study of Taipei Illustration Fair – Talk by Andy Yen
Join us in discovering the thriving Asian illustration market as we take a snapshot of the Taipei Illustration Fair and compare it with the Fairs in Bangkok, Seoul, and Shanghai.
Experimental painting and the search for a story in illustration with Marto Kelbl
During the layering of colors and textures, you will be shown how to gradually look for shapes or emotions in the picture, which will help you tell a story with the help of an illustration.
Presentation of Illustration and Comic Festivals from Around the World
Come and hear how representatives from international festivals reflect on contemporary illustration and comics in their home countries.
The Superstore: Packaging Narrative in Visual Storytelling
Join “The Superstore”, become the architect of your narrative, and redefine the story encapsulated within a package.
LUSTR TALKS – International Guests
The LUSTR Talks evenings offer personal meetings with creators you may have been following for a long time, or you might just be discovering them.
WORKSHOP with the book ALFABETA and its author Patrik Antczak
Thanks to beloved activities like drawing, cutting, and pasting, they will create an entire world. Your little one will playfully learn the alphabet, foster their imagination, dexterity, independence, and, thanks to beautiful illustrations, aesthetic sensibilities.
Guided Exhibition Tour – Tomski&Polanski
Tomski&Polanski will guide you through their exhibition, offering a ten-year overview of their work.
Short comics story with Brecht Vandenbroucke
Enjoy a workshop with one of the biggest stars of this year’s LUSTR festival!
Guided tour of the MEZIKROK / REMIX COMIX mural
Every year, around four hundred young adults leave children’s homes. More than half end up on the streets, in the depths of drug addiction, or in a prison cell. Let’s change that!
Portfolio reviews with Andy Yen and Charlie Chiang from Taipei Illustration Fair
Take the chance to consult your illustration work with heads of Taipei Illustration Fair and to get selected for an exhibition in Taiwan.
Czech Murals Around the World – Presentation of Muralists
What is it like to translate a drawing from paper onto a twenty-meter wall? How does one work with such a scale, and what happens if it rains during the painting process?
Draw and bind your own comic zine! A chaotic workshop with Kayla Lui and Evelyn Bih
Draw, mark, overlay, sequence, thread, and piece together your own, one-of-a-kind mini comic zine!
Presentation of Illustrated and Comic Books for Children
Publishers, illustrators, and artists behind some of this year’s most beautiful titles will introduce their latest works and give you a glimpse behind the scenes of their creation.
Create Your Character, Art Workshop for Mr. Cloud’s Holidays Comic
Together with Maria and Ileana Surducan, the authors of the comic “Mr. Cloud’s Holidays,” they will learn how the superpowers of the comics protagonists are connected to their personalities and emotions.
Presentation of Illustrated and Comic Books for Adults
Creators and publishers will introduce five outstanding new releases among illustrated books and comics for adults.
Live Comic Readings by Czech Authors: Julie Černá, Tomáš Staněk, Matyáš Namai
Three distinctive personalities of Czech comics will present their latest works.
Textile patches production with Tereza Šiklová
They are worn by tramps, music fans, or they can be used to cover a hole or a stain on clothing.
LUSTR TALKS – Czech Illustrators and Comics Creators
LUSTR Talks evenings offer a chance for personal encounters with creators you may have been following for a long time, or perhaps you’re just discovering them. Through short presentations, the most intriguing illustrators and comic artists from around the world will introduce their work. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience. Come meet Lukáš from the duo Tomski&Polanski, Petra Mikolášková, Patrik Antczak, Alžběta Zemanová, Mikuláš Kalný, and the animators from the Panika crew, who have brought this year’s visuals to life.
Digital Illustration in ProCreate
Bring your iPads and pencils and join us for this workshop, where the illustrator and instructor, Serafima, will guide you through the basics of the ProCreate program. You’ll be creating, getting inspired, and learning numerous tricks and tips for working with this software. Serafima will provide individual consultations and assist you with whatever you need.
Roundtable Discussion: Artist Status and Poverty in Book Illustration
In the future, will it be possible to pursue book illustration as a luxury hobby, affordable only to those who have other sources of income or own property?
Accounting Basics for Creative Professionals
Don’t know the types of contracts and have a mess in your accounting?
Comic Diary with Tomáš Staňek
This workshop is suitable for artists of all levels. Please bring your favorite drawing materials and a sketchbook if you have one.
Mr. Cloud’s Holidays: Exhibition Illustrations Opening and Comic Book Launch
Join us for the exhibition opening of illustrations and the launch of the comic book “Mr. Cloud’s Holidays” by Romanian authors Maria and Ileana Surducan.
Screen Printing Workshop
As part of the LUSTR 2023 illustration festival, the Creative Center Vzletná invites you to a unique screen printing workshop with Anička.
Announcement of the LUSTR 2023 Audience Award
Who among the exhibitors impressed the audience the most this year?
The opening of the exhibition HOW ARE YOU? – Patrik Antczak and Eva Antczak Hudzieczek.
The metro vestibule, where seemingly there is no space for art, by Patrik Antczak and Eva Antczak Hudzieczek.