The Lucca Comics & Games festival has revealed the first of a trilogy of poster designs for this year’s event, and it was designed by none other than the Japanese manga legend Yoshitaka Amano. The sumptuous illustration is a tribute to the Italian city of Lucca’s most famous son, the composer Giacomo Puccini.

Amano has designed three posters for Lucca 2024, each inspired by a Puccini opera. The first, dubbed OUVERTURE, is dedicated to Tosca. Subsequent pieces will take inspiration from Madame Butterfly and Turandot (see our pick of the best poster designs for more inspiration).