The 17th International Comics Exhibition will take place at Belgrade’s SKC (Student Cultural Centre) from today until September 29th.
The event’s director Miki Pjescic says that this year’s edition will showcase the best comics, illustrations and animated films in 2019.
Ten years after his last guest appearance at the exhibition, the award-winning Serbian comics artist, Rajko Milosevic Gera (known as r. m. Gera), one of the greatest European masters of comics and illustration, is once again the exhibition’s guest.
“The fact that nine of Gera’s Serbian-language albums, released by the three major national comic book publishers, are currently being prepared or have been released in our country, is one of the reasons for his appearance at the exhibition,” says Pjescic.
Gera’s comics and illustrations have been released in Europe and the United States. He also collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on the screenplay for the movie Inglourious Basterds, as well as on the graphic novel Django Unchained.
“We also have the French comic book set designer Olivier Dobremel (known as DOBBS). He already had a guest appearance at the exhibition in 2017. The reason why we invited him again to come is the publication in Serbian of his great project based on the collection of stories by Herbert George Wells, “The Time Machine”, “War of the Worlds”, “The Invisible Man” and “The Island of Doctor Moreau”, says Pjescic.
Many other interesting comic book artists will also have guest appearances, and the exhibition will also feature a series of special programmes and celebrations of many anniversaries, including the 50th anniversary of the iconic comic Stripoteka.
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