WHAT: An embarrassment of riches for comic book fans as Greece’s largest comics’ convention comes to town, with appearances by a number of notable international guests.
The neighbourhood of Neapolis will be transformed into a sprawling celebration of comics with a host of indoor and outdoor events.
International guests of this years’ festival include the acclaimed Belgian cartoonist and creator of popular videogame SYBERIA, Benoît Sokal, the highly acclaimed creator of influential short story “Here” and NEW YORKER collaborator, Richard McGuire, the editor of BEST AMERICAN COMICS series and comics academic, Bill Kartalopoulos, the rising Polish artist who became better known by her work on Marvel’s MOCKINGBIRD, Kate Niemczyk, the Eisner award nominee and creator of the successful comics’ adaptation of DON QUIXOTE, Rob Davis, the creator of the graphic novel FILMISH: A Graphic Journey Through Film, Edward Ross, the multi-faceted Spanish cartoonist and illustrator, Mariano Saura and the radical German artist, Kai Pfeiffer.
Now in its 12th year, Comicdom Con Athens 2017 features also include comics exhibitions, film screenings, workshops for scriptwriting and illustrating, a children’s program, a bazaar of Greek comics shops and publishers, the artists’ alley, the self publishers’ alley, the Greek Comics Awards and the ever more popular Comicdom Cosplay contest, which is the national qualifying competition for the London Eurocosplay.
WHEN: April 7-9, 11am-9.30pm. Admission is free.
WHERE: the Hellenic American Union and the Institut français de Grèce, tel: 210.368.0052. For more information, visit HERE
Insider Weekly, March 29, 2017.