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Third Comic Invasion Festival Held in Berlin

April 28th, 2014

News from Berlin - On Saturday April 26th, the Urban Spree turned into an art festival, gathering many artists from Germany and abroad. The Urban Spree hosted the 3rd edition of the Berlin Comic Invasion Festival, bringing together graphic artists, cartoonists, and comic creators with their fans and followers.

The event drew a large crowd of people, who came to enjoy the sun while discovering new artists or getting to know their favourite cartoonist. More than 35 artists or crews were there to present their work, as well as many comics libraries or shops from Berlin. The event was multicultural, with the presence of many French-speaking cartoonists, living in Berlin or Germany or coming from elsewhere to display their work. Indeed, the French Embassy was one of the sponsors of the festival, thereby showing the importance of the French language in the comics scene and the commitment of the Embassy to support the promotion of French artists in Berlin.

The event showed a lot of multicultural work, as many pieces of art were bilingual, or translated either from German to French or the other way around, or even in English. Different events and ateliers were put in place, with a mask-crafting station, a painting station for kids, comics’ related quizzes, or drawing battles. The event was a success, as many people attended. It provided an occasion for comics fans to get together and exchange, but also for passersby to discover this form of art.

News from Berlin – Berlin Global