Area Performance Onlus

Area Performance Onlus (onlus is Italian for charity) is an Italian volunteer association that organizes charitable auctions. These auctions feature artwork created live by great fantasy artists.

The live-action painting takes place during Lucca Comics & Games Festival, the main Italian festival of games, comics, and fantasy imagery held in Lucca, Tuscany each year at the end of October.


The association donates more then $12,000 annually to the pediatric hospital of Lucca, and collaborates with the hospital to publish a comic book that teaches the youngest patients how to prevent sickness and fight their illness.


This project is possible thanks to the collaboration of such outstanding artists as Larry Elmore, John Howe, Justin Sweet, Rick Berry, Phil Hale, Paul Bonner, Alan Lee, Iain McCaig, Tim Bradstreet, Donato Giancola, Brian Froud, and James Gurney.


This year, Larry Elmore will participate at Lucca and is donating original storyboards from the first two chapters of Brothers Barbarian! For more information, log on to…