24 Hours of International Comics: Eurocomics – Network of European Comic Festivals Founded

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While doing research on my German comics article, I discovered an interesting press release in the Erlangen Comics Salon website.  The news?  Five comics cultural festivals[1] in Europe have formed an organization to better network and promote comics in Europe, to be known as EUROCOMICS – European Comic Festivals Association.  Le Festival international de la bande […]

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ELCAF Previews Night: Kristyna Baczynski’s ‘A Measure of Space’

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Astounding designer and comic-maker Kristyna Baczynski will be at ELCAF, debuting what look to be a number of new pieces. One will be her zine ‘Intrepid’ which she says mixes a short existential story with “jungle girl drawings”. Which, now there’s a combination nobody could refuse, right? She’ll also be launching a new comic called […]

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ELCAF Previews Night: Ricky Rouse Has A Gun

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Launching early for ELCAF (the full release isn’t slated until September), Jörg Tittel and John Aggs’ book ‘Ricky Rouse Has A Gun’ will be on offer at the SelfMadeHero booth. Possibly the most likely comic ever to get sued by Disney, the book takes aim at a certain familiar rodent, and the rest of his crew.

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ELCAF Preview Night: Dan Berry’s ‘The End’

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ELCAF is tomorrow, and all sorts of wonderous and startling comics and arts are going to be going on all day. Remember the Kokiri Forest from Ocarina of Time? It’s essentially going to be like that, only with more pixies floating through the sky at any given moment. It’s a magical sort of festival, and […]

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The Lakes Comic Festival Gets Everything Right

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Last weekend I headed south for Kendal, a bustling town in the beautiful Lake District of England for a comics festival with a difference. The Lakes International Comic Art Festival fully embraced a European (Angoulême) approach to the medium, with the whole town celebrating the weekend of events, and perhaps consequently drawing a much more […]

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BCGF Co-Founder Announces New Brooklyn Comics Festival

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Following the news earlier this year that the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is now no more, it appears a new festival has just been announced to take its place – presented by Desert Island Comics (and therefore BCGF cofounder Gabe Fowler), this will be The Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival. 

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The Beat’s Timely On-Time Not Late ELCAF Report

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Last weekend saw the second ELCAF take place in London, an indie comic festival which headlined with publishers Nobrow, SelfMadeHero, and Blank Slate. It was a popular event, drawing in a large crowd eager to see the latest self-published or small-press comics and graphic novels. Figuring that maybe there was something to this whole ‘independent […]

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Autoptic Festival: official poster, more guests announced

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We promised to keep you updated and so here we are with more details and updates from the new Minneapolis-based comics/art/music festival, Autoptic. Back in February,when the festival was initially announced, the only special guest known to be attending was Jamie Hernandez. Well, Autoptic have been steadily adding to that list, with Marc Bell, Genevieve Castree, […]

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Hay! Come Read what Quentin Blake has to Say!

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Quentin Blake, one of the most beloved illustrators of all time, was one of the speakers at this year’s Hay Festival, speaking on the importance of visual and verbal storytelling. And, thanks to event sponsors The Telegraph, you can read the whole transcript of his festival lecture by following this link right here.

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INTERVIEW: The Phoenix’s Tom Fickling Guides Us Through the Oxford Children’s Comic Festival!

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This weekend sees the first-ever Oxford Children Comics Festival, held on Saturday 4th. I’ll be heading over meself, and there promises to be heaps of stuff going on, including workshops, tables, ice cream and something called ‘The Wall of Awesomeness’. But in order to find out exactly what an Oxford Children’s Comic Festival is, exactly, […]

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To Do This Weekend: Comica Comiket in London

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Are you in London? Your weekend just got planned! Comica Comket starts on Friday, hosting comic creators including Frazer Irving, Julia Scheele, Brian Bolland, and David Hine, amongst many others. And it’s free to enter!

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Thought Bubble announce first wave of guests for 2013 festival, unveil new logo

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The UK’s largest comics festival, Thought Bubble, has announced it’s first wave of guests for this year. Declared rather unanimously to be the best festival on the British comics circuit by professionals and fans alike, Thought Bubble is situated in the North of England in it’s greatest city, which also just happens to be my […]

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In One Week: The Morley Literature Festival

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By Steve Morris Currently under way despite Nevada’s attempt to suck the entirety of comics inside Las Vegas, The Morley Literature Festival is yet another sign that when it comes to comics, Leeds is the place to be. Now in their seventh year, this year the festival sees British faces like Stuart Maconie (first time […]

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