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.

Highlights 2017

11th German Cosplay Championship (Deutsche Cosplaymeisterschaft – DCM):

  • When: Sunday, 15 October 2017, from 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt, Harmonie Hall

The CosplayCorner:

Bigger, better, more merchants and events: Starting in 2017, you’ll find The CosplayCorner (14 + 15 October) in Hall 1.1. The new location is right by the "City" entrance and just a five-minute walk from the room Harmonie, in which the German Cosplay Championship will take place on Sunday. Enjoy game stations, raffles, book signings, Japanese cuisine and more in The CosplayCorner.

Comics Day for trade visitors, Friday, 13 October:

  • From 2:00 p.m.: Graphic novel and comics guided tour in English (approx. 1 ½ hours)
  • From 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.: Guest of Honour event on the International Stage in Hall 5.1 (1 hour)
  • From 5:00 p.m.: Graphic novel reception next to the International Stage in Hall 5.1. Here, industry professionals come together to network over snacks and drinks. Free admission. Please register via e-mail:

Comics at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017

Comics for exhibitors and event organisers

You’d like to exhibit in this area or collaborate with us? Contact our Service Centre via e-mail or telephone +49 (0) 69 2102-0.

Comic impressions