June 6-7; Øksnehallen , Halmtorvet, Cph V; copenhagencomics.dk
Denmark’s largest comic book festival is back! Celebrating all types of comics from manga to Disney to graphic novels to webcomics to cartoons it gives you the opportunity to meet some of the artists behind your favourite characters.
The creators include but are not limited to Patrick and Shelly Block who have worked on Donald Duck for over 20 years; Arild Midthun who also works on Donald Duck; Natasha Allegri who animates popular children’s show Adventure Time; Maus creator Art Spiegelman and Tumblr artist Philippa Rice, known for My Cardboard Life. Feel free to bring your favourite comic for them to sign, although preferably one they themselves worked on.
Comics are considered a children’s product to many but the comics currently produced aren’t actually geared towards youngsters. This year’s festival tries to rectify that by making comics less of a collector’s niche and instead bringing it back to the kids.
The little ones can participate in drawing workshops including a cartoon licence workshop where they can try three different styles and a croquis-drawing workshop – don’t worry, the models are dressed.
You can also donate your old comics to ‘Læs for Livet’ (read for life) at the festival, ensuring they go to disadvantaged children.
This will free up space in your bookcase to buy comics from the 14 different publishers present at the festival.