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 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!

Comics at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Popular everywhere – at home everywhere. t the Frankfurt Book Fair you’ll find comics in all shapes and sizes.

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.

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Stages: Our stages present lots of comic highlights every 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 find graphic novels in the Literary Lounge and the Lesezelt on the Agora features 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: Glance back at 2014: Our Guest of Honour 2014 Finland will also incorporate a special focus on the subject of comics. Many famous Finnish comic artists presented their works at the Guest of Honour Pavilion.

New: Special package for trade visitors specialised in comics / graphic novels

A new offer from the Frankfurt Book Fair for interested trade visitors.
For only 180 € the package includes many services:

  • One trade visitor ticket for the duration of the event (incl. local public transportation)
  • An exhibitor catalogue
  • Catalogue excerpt featuring exhibitors specialised in comics / graphic novels
  • A guided tour of the fair
  • Entry to a networking event
  • A Guest of Honour cup
  • A power bank for your mobile devices
Peter Diemer
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Peter Diemer
t: +49 (0) 69 2102156
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46156

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 and photo shoots.

Comics for exhibitors

As a publisher of comic books, graphic novels and such you have more than one options to present your products; with an own stand or in the collective stand comics.

Review 2014:
Finale of the German Cosplay Championship

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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)

Review 2014:
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.