Silver Date for humour cartoon 2023.
From an early age Luc Vernimmen has been fascinated by drawing and comics, this has determined his graphic style to what it is today. The Graphic Arts education at St. Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp became an obvious choice. Later on he studied also Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp. After years of devoting himself to etching, aquatint and other graphic techniques, his work gradually became more colorful.
Graphically, he can enjoy himself as an illustrator of schoolbooks, children’s books, posters, cartoons, etc... usually for publishers in Belgium and the Netherlands.
He regularly exhibits his oil paintings. As a cartoonist he won many prizes at various international cartoon festivals. Another great passion is music, which runs like a thread through his work.
The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.
We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!
Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.
The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,
Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)
The employees of the Autonomous Tourist Board and of the Municipality of Bordighera