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 2015 here.

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!

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 diemer@book-fair.com to register in advance.

CosplayCorner

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.
Here you’ll find:

  • Event organisers, associations and supporters: Animexx, 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), Otaku.de (merchan-dising), DAEBAK – K-Pop, FinalFun, Tenjikai (Yakitori T-shirts), Japan Input, Manga Mafia/Z-Zero, Matrix, myCostumes, Otakusan, Rune Merch/Yukon, Sammlerecke, XtraBooks

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

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

  • 2016 sponsors: Elna Deutschland GmbH (professional sewing machines), Pébéo (paints and materials for costume design)

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

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