Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Cosplay

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TweetSo there are numerous comics fans wandering the Frankfurt Book Fair.  There are lots of manga fans, perhaps more than would be found at an American comic con, as European fandom was never as superhero-centric as that in the United States.  So why not add some cosplay to the fun? With the growing popularity of […]

Frankfurt Book Fair 2012: Die Pflichtlektüre

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Tweet(Die Pflichtlektüre translates to “required reading” in German.  Most of the following links are auf Deutsch, so either use a translation program (Google Chrome does it automatically), or find a friend to help you.) In English: The Goethe Institute has a great website for German comics!  (Also includes links to various sites and publishers.) [Anyone […]

Comic Action 2012: Germany’s Gen-Con + Comics

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TweetWhile searching German comics publishers, I discovered a German comic con happening one week after the Frankfurt Book Fair:  Comic Action 2012. http://www.comicaction.de/php/index.php?action=ausstellerinfo Here are the bullet points: Running since 1999 Part of SPIEL, a massive games show (halls 4-12 in Essen, 8+9 for comics) 152,000 visitors, 763 exhibitors from 31 nations showing their products […]

German Comics: Internationaler Comics Salon Erlangen 2012

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Angoulême. San Diego. Tokyo. Barcelona. New York. Erlangen? A comics show… in Germany? In a small city most people haven’t heard of? Held every other year since 1984? It can’t be worthy of a post, can it? Ah… read on and discover!

German Comics: Max und Moritz Preis 2012

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Every two years, the Max und Moritz Preis Gala takes place at the International Comics Salon in Erlangen, Germany. Who won? Who was nominated? And what was Marc-Oliver Frisch’s involvement?