Angoulême International Comics Festival 2014

For the first time in the history of the Angoulême International Comics Festival, artists from Berlin were represented at their own booth. The booth featured art prints from selected Berlin artists whose works had already been showcased in the exhibition “Comics aus Berlin. Bilder einer Stadt”, which was part of the International Literaturfestival in Berlin in September 2013.

Among the books featured there, people could also find the Comic Manifesto in three languages, which sets out to gain support for the creation of an institute for comics. What received particularly positive demand were German original editions (above all those placing emphasis on Berlin), despite these being available in French translation. This reveals a trend in France of a strong interest in the German language.