Fans of all forms of comics and graphic novels will find a gold mine here!
From comics to cartoons to manga, funnies for children, romance for teens and graphic novels for adults, there’s an audience for every genre at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In addition to comic displays at the stands, the Book Fair also features book signings and drawing sessions with famous comic book authors.
Special highlights include the finale of the German Cosplay Championship and the announcement of the winner of the German Cartoon Prize. There are so many things to discover!
Popular everywhere – at home everywhere. You’ll find comics in all shapes and sizes at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The CoCo has it all: It’s a meeting place for cosplayers, a starting point for a walk through the comic halls and a chill-out zone for stressed Book Fair visitors. In the CoCo, visitors can expect to find the Finale of the German Cosplay Championship as well as workshops, events, games and photo shoots.
Graphic novels in Hall 5.1 and beyond...A glance back on the activities 2014:
We facilitated the networking of international publishers of graphic novels on Friday, 10 October at an informal get-together with drinks and refreshments. In Hall 5.1 visitors found a selection of current graphic novels from Germany on display. Graphic Novels suitable for the use in schools was featured in Hall 4.2.
A wide variety of publishers and partners working in comics and graphic novels hosted numerous events and the Guest of Honour 2014 Finland was no exception, hosting many events that illustrate the diverse world of the graphic novel genre. There was also a guided tour about Graphic Novels.
Germany’s biggest cosplay event, the finale of the German Cosplay Championship, takes place every year at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The German Cosplay Championship (DCM) is organised by Animexx e. V., Germany’s largest manga and anime community, and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
To learn more about the 2014 season and for additional information (German only), visit the DCM homepage, auf Facebook, Twitter, as well as the DCM blog.
Flyer DCM 2014 (German)
The German Cartoon Prize 2014 will be held this year under the motto "Forbidden!"
The German Cartoon Prize is an integral part of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The competition, which is organised by Hamburg-based publishing house Carlsen Verlag and the Book Fair, has become an established part of the comic scene. The hundreds of people who participate every year serve as proof of the significance of this award.
For more information (German only) about the German Cartoon Prize, visit the Carlsen website.