From their beginning at the turn of the previous century, Belgian comics have really become famous the world over. Many illustrators and writers from our country and its capital are wellknown beyond our borders. That is reason enough to dedicate a weekend to this rich cultural heritage. Since its debut in 2010, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival has become the main event for comics fans. Young and old, novices and experts, all share a passion for the ninth art and come together each year to participate in the variety of activities on offer.
More than 100,000 people and some 250 famous authors gather every year. For this 2018 edition, the essential events are definitely on the schedule: autograph sessions, the Balloon’s Day Parade and many more. There’s a whole range of activities to delight everyone. Besides the Parc de Bruxelles, le Brussels Comic Strip Festival takes over the prestigious setting of Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, BOZAR. Two places that pair phenomenally well together for the Brussels Comic Strip Festival. Festival-goers will be able to stroll along as they please, enjoying countless activities and novelties on offer wherever they go. From hundreds of autograph signings to premiere cartoon screenings and multiple exhibitions and encounters with professionals, ninth art fans will have plenty to keep them entertained.
Finally, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival will award comics prizes: The Atomium Prizes, during a gala evening when no less than €115,000 will be awarded for the best new works from the past year. This year the brave Alix is celebrating 70 years of existence and will be honoured right through this weekend dedicated to the 9the art. From the exhibition poster to the Balloon’s Day Parade, the Gallic hero will be present everywhere.