“Without Borders” Comics Contest Launched

Call for entries has just been announced by Fumetto Comic Festival Luzern for their comics competition on the theme “Without Borders”.

Each year, Switzerland’s Fumetto Comic Festival Lucerne holds a competition to give comic creators the opportunity to compare their work, present it to a broader public and to exchange views with others. 40 to 50 comics are nominated by the as-yet-unannounced jury and shown in an exhibition during the Festival, set to take place from 20th – 28th March 2021.

“Carefree happiness, infinite freedom, totally detached and lost in blissful nothingness. Being without borders can mean many things,” the Festival says of this year’s theme on the competition page. “It can be liberating, trigger feelings of euphoria, create a desire for something new. “But it can also generate insecurities and fears. Are you really free, where do you reach your limits and where do you set your own?

“To overcome all borders, we can build new bridges, the possibilities are endless! What does all of this mean to you, how do you create these chances for yourself? Where do you stand and what does it mean to you to live without borders?

“Draw us your comic, that includes the topic ‘without borders’ – in any form.”

One of the most important festivals in Europe, Fumetto has been running for over 28 years, offering some 40,000 attendees a diverse and entertaining programme of creator talks, exhibitions, guided tours, lectures, street art and more.

• The deadline for this year’s Fumetto Comic Festival Luzern “Without Borders” Comic Contest is 4th January 2021. Details of how to enter in English here, including a link to the required entry form, are here

Fumetto Comic Festival Luzern – Official Site

With thanks to Paul Gravett for the news tip

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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