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Presseinformation 11. Mai 2012

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7 TO 10 JUNE 2012

Comics from Arab countries, stories about societal realities in Russia and Indonesia, reports on the wars in western Africa, examinations of crisis-torn areas such as Palestine or Afghanistan, graphic novels about Germany’s and Europe’s recent history … Graphic literature has discovered politics and history as central topics and proves its societal relevance. A development that the 15th Erlangen International Comic Salon will follow in exhibitions, projects and talks from 7 to 10 June 2012.

The Erlangen International Comic Salon – the largest and most important festival of graphic literature in the German-speaking countries – reflects the diversity of the “ninth art”: from graphic novels, that have received more and more attention in the last few years, to classic albums that are reinventing themselves, superhero universes, that are the focus of attention because of this year’s DC Relaunch, to manga and anime. The very vibrant German comics industry will present itself at the fair with around 150 exhibitors and over 400 artists from all around the world have been registered. More than twenty exhibitions will take place all around the city. They are devoted to comics creators from Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan and the Palestinian territories, the comics and animation pioneer Winsor McCay, Spider-Man’s fiftieth birthday, the American artist, illustrator and author Charles Burns, David B., the figurehead of French “Nouvelle Bande Dessinée”, the young Italian creator Manuele Fior, projects of the Goethe-Institutes in Moscow, Cairo and Jakarta, current German newspaper strips …

The “Max und Moritz”-Prize, endowed by Bulls Press, Frankfurt am Main, is the most important prize for graphic literature in the German-speaking countries. The highlight of the Salon is the “Max und Moritz”-Gala (Friday, 8 June, 9 p.m.) in the Markgrafentheater Erlangen, hosted by Hella von Sinnen and Christian Gasser. The programme of the 15th Erlangen International Comic Salon also includes lectures, panel discussions and talks with artists, authors, journalists and publishers, theatrical performances and comic readings, the Comic Film Fest, workshops, competitions, a cultural education project entitled “Students – City – Comics”, the southern German preliminary round of the German Cosplay Championship 2012 and, activities for children, adolescents and families on Family Sunday (10 June).

There is a full programme overview in the PDF available for download.

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