Thursday, 23. October 2014
04. 04. 13. - 13:30
Lucky Luke, Superman and Mickey Mouse – these are the heroes with speech bubbles. At this year’s Comic Fair on 7 April you can become your hero in the Cosplay costume competition.
Around 120 exhibitors from Austria and Germany will offer old and modern comics and graphic novels at the Comic Fair “Vienna Comix” in the MGC hall. Along with German and English comics, posters, characters, stickers and T-shirts will be sold at the fair.
The audience comprises of all generations, from toddlers to seniors. Organiser Martin Erasmus told wien.ORF.at that he expects 2,000 to 3,000 visitors at the fair.
Mr Erasmus organised the first comic fair twenty years ago. The basic problem every collector of comics had was that it was difficult to get into contact with other collectors. Mr Erasmus said that at the beginning of the 1990s there was no event focusing on the topic of comics.
The basic pillars of the fair are the famous drawers who are invited every year. This year, Philippe Graton and Benjamin Beneteau will be invited. Mr Graton’s father founded the racing comics “Michel Vaillant” which was particularly popular in the Benelux states. His son Philippe is now responsible for his stories, while Mr Beneteau draws them.
This year’s focus of the fair will be the topic Manga. Fans of the Japanese comic will draw at the fair and sell their drawings.
For the first time, there will be a Cosplay-costume competition. Visitors can dress up as comic or action heroes from science fiction or fantasy comics. This trend emerged in Japan and has become popular in Europe. The best costumes will be awarded.
Original comics from the 1940s can be admired in a special Superman exhibition. Those who found old comics on their attics can have them evaluated at the stand of Dorotheum expert Gerhard Krusche.
Vienna Comix, 7 April 2013, 10.00 a.m. until 04.00 p.m., MGC hall, Modecenterstrasse 22, 1030 Wien, entrance fee 5 Euros, free entry for children under 13
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