Comics

Comicdom Con Athens 2016
Comicdom Press | Hadjikyriakos Ghikas Gallery | Hellenic American Union | Institut Français de Grèce | Municipality of Athens |

The great Greek comics’ convention enters its second decade and, as it opens its doors to the public for the 11th consecutive year, becomes even greater…

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In 2016, Comicdom Con Athens transforms an entire neighborhood of Neapolis into the largest comics’ celebration with happenings and events indoors as well as outdoors. This year, the festival meets once again with comics fans at the Hellenic American Union, and expands with two new venues; the Institut français de Grèce à Athènes and the Municipality of Athens Cultural Centre.

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International guests of this years’ festival include, the British Charlie Adlard, artist of phenomenal series THE WALKING DEAD, the French Ted Benoit collaborator of METAL HURLANT and BLAKE & MORTIMER artist, the British Al Ewing, writer of NEW AVENGERS and ULTIMATES, the Eisner Award winner Croatian Goran Sudzuka, artist on various Vertigo, DC and Marvel titles, the German manga creator Christina Plaka, the Northern Irish artist P.J. Holden, known for his work in 2000AD, the Israeli cartoonist and animator Mysh, the South KoreanSookyung Yoo, manga creator and Kyoto Seika University researcher, the French Madeleine DeMille, known mostly as a colorist with her work on BLAKE AND MORTIMER and the three founders of Cypriot anthology CURRENT COMIC BOOK ANTHOLOGY,  Anna FotiadouNearchos Konstantinou and Tasos Anastasiades.

Comicdom Con Athens 2016 features also include comics exhibitions,film screeningsworkshops for scriptwriting and illustrating, bazaar of Greek comics shops and publishers, a children’s program, the Greek Comics Awards  as well as the ever more popular Comicdom Cosplaycontest which is the national qualifying competition for European cosplay championship, EuroCosplay 2016 at the London MCM EXPO!

For more information: Comicdom Con Athens 2016

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Artist Charlie Adlard, Ted Benoit, Al Ewing, Goran Sudzuka, Christina Plaka, P.J. Holden, Mysh, Sookyung Yoo, Madeleine DeMille, Anna Fotiadou, Nearchos Konstantinou, Tasos Anastasiades
Organizer Comicdom Press, Hellenic American Union, Institut français de Grèce, Municipality of Athens
Venue Hellenic American Union,Massalias 22,Kolonaki | Institut français de Grèce,Sina 31 | City of Athens Cultural Center,Akadimias 50
Start Date 15/04/2016
End Date 17/04/2016
Gallery Hours/Duration Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 21:30
Type Symposium
Languages: EL, EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
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SOURCE: hau.gr

Parallel Events: Manga Pioneers

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The main exhibition of Comicdom Con Athens 2016 at the Hellenic American Union features two legendary creators of Japanese comics…

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A manga exhibition featuring works by Hideko Mizuno and Hiroshi Hirata, two pioneers of the art form, is presented for the first time to the Greek audience at the Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery of the Hellenic American Union. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center and the Kyoto International Manga Museum and with the support of the Embassy of Japan in Greece as part of the Comicdom Con Athens 2016 comics festival.

Hideko Mizuno, one of the first female mangaka, worked closely with “God of Manga” Osamu Tezuka. Born in 1939, she has published her first manga while still in junior high school. Her works include fantastic and romantic stories as well as comedies. In 1969, she received the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award.

Hiroshi Hirata was born in 1937. His manga that depicted the way of the samurai in a realistic and thrilling style, earned him a high reputation in Japan as well as abroad. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award category of the Japan Cartoonists Association Awards, in 2013.

The exhibition features thirty original pages of works examining the careers of two mangaka who can rightfully be considered Manga Pioneers.

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Artist Hideko Mizuno, Hiroshi Hirata
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Comicdom Press
Venue Hellenic American Union, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery
Start Date 15/04/2016
End Date 17/04/2016
Opening Friday, April 15, 2016, 15:00
Gallery Hours/Duration Saturday 16 & Sunday 17/4, 11:00 – 21:30
Type Exhibition
Languages: EL, EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Είσοδος ελεύθερη
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SOURCE: hau.gr

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