Invisible Lines

This travelling advanced course for young artists starts from a paradox: how do you draw the invisible?
Invisible Lines ( has been developed around this question.

The educational project for young comic-book artists and illustrators from the European Union has been conceived by the
Fondazione Giorgio Cini Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations and Spiritualities with the
consultancy of Matteo Stefanelli and in partnership with three first-rate European players in the field of
illustration, the graphic novel and comics: the Hamelin Associazione Culturale (Italy), the publishers Baobab
Books (Czech Republic), specialized in children’s books, and Central Vapeur (France), an association bringing
together professionals from the worlds of publishing, the visual arts and education.

Invisible Lines will enable 12 young artists, selected through an international call for applications (see
details on to go on a two-year course that is also a journey through Europe and various
artistic practices. Three workshops in Italy, the Czech Republic and France will be led by three major artists:
Stefano Ricci, Juraj Horváth and Yvan Alagbé.


The call for applications on is open from 5 October to 10 December 2020.
To find out more about the project and how to take part, please visit


Download the call for artists