European Comics Festival, second edition

Strip drawings returned to Bucharest to turn the city, for two and a half weeks, in the unofficial capital of comics.
European Comics Festival, at its second edition held from 3 to 20 November 2011 at Foto Anexa – gallery of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (62-68 Mosilor, Bucharest), delighted the audience with 16 exhibitions, various creative workshops, meetings with artists from seven countries, debates, conferences, book signings, book launches, film screenings and concerts.
Among the exhibitions that the public could visit were: Journey to the ninth dimension: Wallonie-Brussels comics, Contemporary strip comics from Portugal, O Přibjehi – the first Czech trilogy of comics dedicated to Roma stories, the comics exhibition occasioned by the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the original drawings Nichita Stănescu – Sandu Florea, Comment faire une BD (M. M. Europe Publishing House), Creating Comics – results of Sascha Hommer & Kati Rickenbach workshop, Bitta Generation (Comics and ecology), Strâmb living (Brynjar Bandlien), The book of George, exhibitions dedicated to graphic novels – Travesti by Mircea Cărtărescu (Edmond Baudoin) and Stigmata (Lorenzo Mattoti), author exhibitions of Livia Rusz, Dominique Goblet (contemporary comics / alternative) and Ilan Manouach, as well as an exhibition of works published in Comics magazine.

The programme of the Festival included conferences, workshops and autograph session with Pedro Moura (Portugal), Bernard Swysen (Wallonia-Brussels), Máša Bořkovcová (Czech Republic), Jean-Lorin Sterian, Eugen Erhan, Tudor Muscalu, Octav Ungureanu (Romania), Ilan Manouach (Greece) and Dominique Goblet (Wallonia-Brussels). The following books were launched, in the presence of their authors: The book of George (published by Hardcomics and Jumătatea plină, with the support of AFCN), Travesti by Mircea Cărtărescu, graphic novel by Edmond Baudoin (published by Humanitas and Jumătatea plină, with the support of the French Institute in Bucharest), Stâmb living by Brynjar Bandlien (published by Hardcomics and Jumătatea plină) and Stigmata by Lorenzo Mattotti (published by Art and Jumătatea plină), Livia Rusz, a monograph – authors Dodo Niţa and Kiss Ferenc, and the catalogue Comics Museum. Screenings of Polish animation shorts and cartoons for children, concerts (Sillyconductor, Makunouchi Bento and Balinese Beast) and other surprises were added to this edition's offer.
European Comics Festival is a EUNIC in Romania event organised by the Czech Centre, the Hungarian Cultural Centre, the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation, the French Institute, Goethe-Institut, Camões Institute, the Polish Institute, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Asociaţia Jumătatea Plină, M. M. Europe Publishing House, Cărtureşti Bookstore.

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Suplimentul special al Salonului European de Bandă Desenată (2011)