Europe Comics is proud to present its first panel at the Angoulême International Comics Festival:
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS EUROPEAN COMICS?
Do “European” comics exist today? Industry professionals from the Continent and beyond share their visions and insight.
Comics have been emerging and evolving across Europe since the start of the 20th century, but it was in French, under the term bande dessinée or “BD,” that these creations started taking more and more space in the cultural landscape, alongside American comics and Japanese manga. Where do things stand today? What will become of the genre tomorrow? Is it possible to define a kind of “European” comics, real or imagined? An international panel of experts and professionals come together to discuss. Presented by Europe Comics, a collaborative digital imprint in English comprising publishers from across the continent, born from the desire to increase the visibility of European comics internationally.
With Thierry Smolderen (Gypsy, Ghost Money), Thomas Ragon (Dargaud, France), Klaus Schikowski (Carlsen Comics, Germany), Pawel Timofiejuk (Timof Comics, Poland), Paul Gravett (Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die) and Karen Green (Columbia University). Moderated by Matteo Stefanelli (Lucca Comics & Games, Italy).
The panel will be held in English and will take place at the Rights and Licensing Market at 2:30PM
Comics festival across Canada are thrilled to announce a month-long digital initiative called #CanCAF. Each participating festival or event is programming a variety of comics related events, from workshops to interviews, live drawing to panel discussions, podcasts to videocasts, and you can check out the #CanCAF tag across to social media to see the great material being created.
#CanCAF is a joint initiative of, and presented by:
Art9 is pleased to present “Line and Frame” the first comprehensive exhibition of European comic art in the United States. Bringing together over fifty of the most renowned comic artists, Line and Frame provides an overview of original comic art from the last 70 years, including works ranging from Franco-Belgian artists in the 1950s to artists creating works today.
Some of the artists featured: Bablet, Beltran, Bess, Bilal, Boucq, Breccia, Bretécher, Capuana, Cestac, Claveloux, Crecy, Crepax, David B., Druillet, Franquin, Gipi, Giraud, Guarnido, Hergé, Jijé, Juillard, Killoffer, Ledroit, Liberatore, Loisel, Manara, Manoukian, Margerin, Marini, Maroh, Martin, Mézières, Moebius, Montellier, Ott, Peyo, Pratt, Schmitt, Schuiten, Serpieri, Tardi, Toppi, Vance, Vatine, Yslaire.
Location: Gallery Danese/Corey, 511 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
Opening Reception: February 27, 2020 6pm-8pm
Tampere Kuplii is a feel-good comics festival for everybody interested in comics and graphic novels. The festival is free of charge for the attendees, and everyone is welcome. The weekend programming consists of lectures, panels, signatures, competitions and various free-form activities. While most of the programming will be in Finnish, there will also be items to enjoy even if you don’t speak Finnish, for example our cosplay competition and several comics-related exhibitions. Comic vendors will be selling comic books also in English (and a lot other interesting stuff, too!) during the weekend. Our staff as well as our many vendors will also be happy to assist you in English.