Brussels Comic Strip Festival: A lot more than 100,000 visitors
The Brussels Comic Strip Festival was among the highlights. Sunday with very encouraging attendance figures it closed last. A lot
of the weekend chock filled with events
The Brussels Comic Strip Festival was among the highlights. Sunday with very encouraging attendance figures it closed last. A lot more than 100,000 visitors found the festival.
Further proof that Brussels is, and remains, a worthy representative of the comic strip talent on the global world stage. The Brussels Comic Strip Festival hosted a lot more than 86 exhibition booths, 250 authors and illustrators and 400 signing sessions over. Numerous activities awaited visitors beneath the marquees create in the Parc de Bruxelles and in BOZAR’s rooms. Probably the most curious visitors could actually broaden their horizons because of 17 foreign cultural representations that used the International Pavilion as their port of call. Festival-goers also had the chance to wait a screening of The Old Geezers associated with the comic’s authors.
To mark Alix’s 70th anniversary, visitors discovered the “Alix – The creative art of Jacques Martin” exhibition which opened for the Brussels Comic Strip Festival at the Cinquantenaire “History&rdquo and art; Museum. To top everything off, the bravest included in this attended a fantastic improv competition: “Spirou vs Fluide Glacial: the clash”. Sunday despite big crowds as a result of car-free, everyone was in a position to benefit from the activities provided by the function in the very best of circumstances.
The simultaneous running of Bruxelles Champêtre, a meeting that was also held in the certain section of the Parc de Bruxelles went off with out a hitch. Publishers from the northern area of the country were readily available in good sized quantities also. In fact, year for the very first time this, Standaard Uitgeverij joined the Brussels Comic Strip Festival alongside Ballon Media, Stripgids, Pulp Vlaamse and deLuxe Onafhankelijke Stripgilde. Saturday’s visitors surely got to see a lot of them. The original Balloon’day Parade snaked its way through the capital&rsquo s; s streets for just two hours nearly.
The new Smurf balloons joined the procession much to the delight of the crowd. Finally, the ninth art literally invaded the administrative centre and carried visitors off in to the panels of the greatest comic strips. Guided tourstook comics fans by walking or by bicycle off to find comic strip murals and winks scattered concerning the capital. From Galerie Tintin©Hergé to the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, and Galerie Champaka, most of Brussel’s comics hotspots also participated in the case and offered original exhibitions to fans of the genre.