Rediscover comics

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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. In addition to comic displays at the stands, the Book Fair also features book signings and drawing sessions with famous comic book authors. You can find a list of all the comic events from 2016 here.

Graphic novels reception

Comics and graphic novels reception on Friday, 21 October 2016 in Hall 5.1
We’re inviting publishers, illustrators, authors, literary agents and anyone who has anything to do with comics and graphic novels to our reception. At 5:00 PM, you can network, chat and meet new business partners over free snacks and drinks. Those present will include Jutta Harms (Reprodukt), David Boller (Virtual Graphics), Wolfgang Strzyz (author of “Comics im Buchhandel” [“Comics in Bookstores”]) and many others. Please contact to register in advance.


This year, for the tenth time, the finale of the German Cosplay Championship will be held in the Harmonie hall of the Congress Centre at 2:00 PM on the Sunday during the fair. On Saturday, 22 October, and Sunday, 23 October, countless cosplayers and manga fans will once again come together in the centre’s foyer. The finale is organised by the Frankfurt Book Fair and Animexx e.V.

Here you’ll find:

  • Event organisers, associations and supporters: Animexx e.V., Cosday e.V., Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft (German-Japanese Association), Consulate General of Japan in Frankfurt, wie.mai.kai e.V.

  • Retailers: Carmen Martinez (gothic and steampunk fashion), DAEBAK – K-Pop, FinalFun, Tenjikai (Yakitori T-shirts), Japan Input, Manga Mafia/Z-Zero, Matrix, myCostumes, Otakusan, Rune Merch/Yukon, Sammlerecke, X-tra-BooX

  • Comics publishing companies: Carlsen Manga, Egmont Manga, Kazé

  • New exhibitors 2015: Eternal-S (illustrator), Mode Asia, Tenryuushi (illustrator)

  • 2016 sponsors: 20th Century Fox, Elna Deutschland GmbH (professional sewing machines), TORA impressio, myCostumes, Carlsen Manga, Egmont Manga, KAZÉ ANIME, Japan Input, Connichi, Pebeo, DAEBAK, Cast4Art, Comicladen X-tra-BooX, Rune Merchandise, AKIBA PASS

  • Assassin’s Creed photo competition: Come to the ASSASSIN’S CREED stand in the Spektrum hall and take your very own assassin pic. Post it with the hashtag #AssassinsCreedFoto on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – 20 lucky participants will win two cinema vouchers each for ASSASSIN’S CREED! You’ll find the terms and conditions of participation at:

Become an exhibitor or event organiser

Contact us!

You want to exhibit in this area or cooperate with us?
Click here for the team of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Comics and graphic novels tour

Our tour guides are industry experts who lead visitors through the fair to the most important German and international publishers in the industry. The tour explains the individual publishers’ programmes and key areas of focus and gives you the opportunity to make direct contact with them.
Register for the tour here.

Comic impressions 2015