Guided tours of the Comic Strip Festival exhibitions
What better way to discover the Comic Strip Festival exhibitions and street art than with a guide?
Discovering Brussels' new frescoes by bike
For the past 30 years, Brussels has increasingly become a destination for murals. The capital is now home to both comic books murals and as well as artists' murals.
Meeting with Aude Mermilliod and Martin Winckler about the Comic Book Le Chœur Des Femmes (The Choir of Women)
Le Chœur Des Femmes is a graphic novel adapted from the book by Martin Winckler which tells the story of Jean, who has a hospital residency and is at the top of his class, and needs to complete a work placement serving as a gynaecologist. He’s an assistant to Doctor Karma, clashing with this Doctor’s view of medicine, as he would rather perform surgery than listen to his patients talking about themselves and their body.
Meeting With Alix Garin And Quentin Zuttion About The Comic Books Ne m’Oublie Pas (Don’t Forget Me) And La Dame Blanche (The White Lady)
Alix Garin and Quentin Zuttion have both written graphic novels which touch on the realities of elderly people living in nursing homes. In his comic book Ne m’oublie pas, Alix Garin recounts the adventure of Clémence and her grandmother, Marie-Louise. Her grandmother suffers from Alzheimer’s and lives in a retirement home. She decides to take her grandmother on the road, looking for her supposed childhood home.
Meeting With Joris Mertens About The Comic Book Béatrice
Béatrice, dressed all in red, is a glove seller in a large Parisian shop. One day, a red handbag catches her eye at the station where she catches the train each day to get to work. She sees it every day, until one day, she’s tempted to take it. The bag contains old photos showing the young woman another world and period of time, which she tries to find traces of in the Paris she currently lives in.
Live drawing concert: Juanjo Guarnido and Stéphane Mercier Quartet
In partnership with the Dargaud editions and the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, and as part of the release of volume 6 of the incredible Blacksad series, the Jazz Station offers you a high level drawn concert: Stéphane Mercier Quartet at the music and Juanjo Guarnido in the drawing.
Breakfast, Screening, Meeting and Debate With Catel Muller and José-Louis Bocquet About The Comic Book Alice Guy
Alice Guy was the first female director in the history of cinema. In 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumière invented the film projector and, in the same year, this young 23-year-old woman directed her first film in Paris, La Fée aux Choux (The Fairy of the Cabbages), for Léon Gaumont. She directed over 300 films in France before heading off to conquer America. That’s where she founded her own production house and had her studio built in New Jersey.
Go on a treasure hunt in Egmont Park! Try to find one of the 500 Éditions Kennes comics hidden around this park. There's comics of all genres for all tastes and ages!
On the day of this treasure hunt, take note of the hints and helpful information that we’ll share with you on social media. So keep an eye out!
The time will be revealed to you via social media.