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 at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In addition to comic displays at the stands, the Book Fair will also feature book signings and drawing sessions with famous comic book authors.
Special highlights will include the finale of the German Cosplay Championship and the announcement of the winner of the German Cartoon Prize. There are so many new things to discover!

Comics at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Popular everywhere – at home everywhere. You’ll find comics in all shapes and sizes at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

You’ll find information about all of our comic events here starting in September.

Comic Collective Stand

Comic Collective Stand: (Almost) everything at a glance – there’s a treasure trove of new titles to discover at the Comics Collective Stand in Hall 3.0, from adventure novels to graphic novels. This is where lesser-known, smaller publishers display their most exciting new titles.


Stages: Our stages will present lots of comic highlights this year. The Children’s Book Centre is mainly geared toward younger comic fans, but it’s also a draw for the young at heart and the nostalgic. You’ll find graphic novels in the Paschen Literary Lounge and the New Lesezelt will feature comic readings for the general public.

State of the Arts - Hall 4.1

State of the Arts - Hall 4.1: Hall 4.1 is the home of the arts at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It’s where more than 850 companies present their literary discoveries, informative non-fiction titles, appealing book design and the book as an art form. It’s the perfect place for aficionados of high-quality comics and cartoons.

Guest of Honour Pavilion

Guest of Honour Pavilion: Our Guest of Honour Finland will also incorporate a special focus on the subject of comics. Many famous Finnish comic artists will present their works at the Guest of Honour Pavilion.

The Cosplay Corner

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, photo shoots and Dance Dance Revolution.
When: Saturday, 11 October 2014, 9.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m., and Sunday, 12 October 2014, 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Where: Foyer of the Congress Center/Level C2. The Congress Center can be reached via the escalators at the main entrance to the Book Fair, the Maritim Hotel and the Forum. The best way to get to the Congress Center from Hall 3 is to walk through the large outdoor area past the Forum in the direction of the Maritim Hotel.

Finale of the German Cosplay Championship

The world of books just got a little more colourful!

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Graphic novels in Hall 5.1 and beyond... We will be facilitating the networking of international publishers of graphic novels on Friday, 10 October at 5:15 p.m. in hall 4.1, Stand A40. We warmly welcome you to join us for this informal get-together with drinks and refreshments. In Hall 5.1 visitors can also find a selection of current graphic novels from Germany on display. Graphic Novels suitable for the use in schools will be featured in Hall 4.2 B74.

A wide variety of publishers and partners working in comics and graphic novels have daily events at the Book Fair. The 2014 Guest of Honour Finland is no exception, hosting many events that illustrate the diverse world of the graphic novel genre. There will also be a guided tour about Graphic Novels and anybody who is interested is welcome. Tour guide from 3:00 to 4:00pm is Sebastian Oehler (Reprodukt Verlag). Meeting point is the Press Centre, Hall 4.1 Q65.

Do you want to take part in the networking event or the guided tour? Please write to Nicole Grüner:

October 12

Finale of the German Cosplay Championship 2014

Additional information (German)
October 10

German Cartoon Prize 2014

Further information (German)

Finale of the German Cosplay Championship 2014

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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)

German Cartoon Prize 2014

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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.