Brussels Comic Strip Festival Returns for Seventh Year

Brussels Comic Strip Festival LogoAfter its resoundingly successful sixth edition in 2015, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival is already sketching out its seventh edition, to be be held 2-4 September 2016 in the Parc de Bruxelles/Warandepark and surrounding areas.

All of the Comics Festival’s key ingredients will be brought together. Dozens of publishers will set up shop under the big top for three days, offering book signings with over 150 authors. An international pavilion will present works from the four corners of the world while exhibitions, workshops, screenings, and conferences will set the pace for the day’s activities.

Outside of the big top, Brussels will be on comic time throughout the first weekend of September. A little train will run at regular intervals between the city’s various “Ninth Art” centres, and professional guides will offer themed tours. The Balloon’s Day Parade and the Tintin Rally will naturally be on the agenda.

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• Did you know that Brussels has a total of 47 comic strip frescoes? VISITBRUSSELS invites children from 6 to 10 years of age to explore half of them, which can be found in the heart of the capital

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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