Comic Barcelona

Type: 
Children
Exhibitions
Trade fair/Congress

The International Comic Fair of Barcelona, ​​which has been held since 1981 and which this year reaches its 37th edition, is an annual event of reference in the world of comics in Spain, aimed at both professionals and the general public. During the event many editorial novelties of the sector are presented and numerous prizes are awarded. In addition to visiting the stands of the exhibitors, in this fair dedicated to the world of comics you can enjoy many activities: screenings, exhibitions, round tables, school activities and master classes. The Barcelona International Comic Fair does not forget the future of comics with the Comic Kids and Comic Pro sections. The Comic Kids section is a space dedicated to children between 5 and 12 years old that aims to introduce children to comic book reading. Comic Pro is the space for new talent that publishers seek to create the works of the future.

The 2019 edition

In this edition, there are many novelties. The main one is the change of name: from this year it is renamed COMIC BARCELONA. A new name for the future that does not forget its past. The 37 Comic Barcelona will open its doors full of novelties, and does so with the aim of consolidating itself as the great meeting point of the national and international comic and to increase the links of the comic with Barcelona.

More professional activities

The professional area, COMIC PRO, has been renewed, becoming a networking space divided into three areas: the review of portfolios, a first edition of Professional Conferences and an opportunity to create a copyright market.

Open to any public

The new stage of COMIC BARCELONA also promotes the followers' communication and is open to all audiences. For this reason the poster for this edition was commissioned to the illustrator Ana Galvañ, an author capable of integrating comic and illustration and a representative figure of the different aspects of the industry. In addition, as the author says "this poster has been an opportunity to give voice to a universe that is present in the comic but has little visibility, the boys and girls who are developing fanzines outside the big industry."

The exhibitions

Between the exhibitions of this year highlights the anthological exhibition dedicated to the work of Laura Pérez Vernetti, winner of the Great Prize of the International Exhibition of the Cómic of Barcelona of the past year; the exhibition dedicated to Pinturas de Guerra, by Ángel de la Calle, award for Best Work in 2018; and the exhibition dedicated to the recently deceased Stan Lee. Another of the exhibitions will be the Underground Vibrations: Interferences between comics and rock and roll. It is also worth noting the agreement reached by FICOMIC with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) to carry out various actions around the comic.

New award

Among the many novelties of this edition, there is also a new category in the Awards, the Best Children's and Young People's Comic Book of Spanish author published in Spain.

52,000 m2

The 37 Comic Barcelona, ​​which will occupy a total of 52,000 m2, has the support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya; of the Departament d'Ensenyament of the Generalitat de Catalunya; of the Barcelona City Council; of the Ministry of Culture and Sports; of Acción Cultural Española (AC / E); of Carnet Jove; of Escola JOSO, of Fundación Divina Pastora and of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Price

General admission: € 10
Reduced-price ticket: € 8
Children under 12 years: € 7
School group ticket € 3
Children under 6 years: free.