See you in Øksnehallen

This weekend we transform Øksnehallen into comic book land!

Experience interviews, exhibitions, workshops, signings and live drawings and meet a host of exciting foreign and Danish comic artists.

We look forward to seeing you for an amazing weekend filled with comics!

We encourage you to buy tickets in advance. We are ready to scan tickets and give you wristbands. We do everything we can to reduce queues. However, there may be some initial hiccups before the doors open.

See you tomorrow!

We love comics!

Denmark’s largest comic festival Copenhagen Comics celebrates its 20th anniversary with a broad stage program that truly cements that comics are for everyone. The festival is also the first of its kind to be opened by the current Minister of Culture when Jakob Engel-Schmidt welcomes this year’s edition of Copenhagen Comics.

This year’s program includes over 70 Danish and international cartoonists and offers debates, interviews, exhibitions, live drawing, drawing workshops and a children and youth program.

“Danish comics are developing rapidly and experiencing increasing recognition and international success. The Minister of Culture’s visit to Copenhagen Comics underlines the importance of comics as an integral part of cultural life. Comics are an important element in cultivating the joy of reading – both visual and literary. We celebrate all this and much more at Denmark’s largest comic book festival.” says Aase Thylstrup, Chairman of Copenhagen Comics.

Wow – it’s for kids!

This year there are several activities for children and young people such as workshops with professional artists, interviews, storytelling and live drawing.

During the festival, children and young people can participate in many different drawing workshops. These include drawing trolls with Valhalla artist Peter Madsen, monsters with Tatiana Goldberg or Miwer, your own cartoon character with Palle Schmidt, or creating your own muckraking story with illustrator Thomas Hjorthaab and author Sophie Souid, who are behind the Møgmis series. There’s also a drawing area, beadboard workshops, face painting, a lounge area with tons of comics, the chance to have your photo taken with Star Wars characters or get excited about the many cosplayers who show up dressed as their favorite characters from comics, games and movies.

“This year we have a children and young people’s stage where you can learn more about the desire to draw, creativity and what it means to study at a comic book program. You can also hear the story of Denmark’s youngest author, join the monster hunter on an adventure and celebrate Donald Duck’s 90th birthday. “, says Aase Thylstrup, Chairman of Copenhagen Comics.

We love manga and Asian pop culture!

This year, Copenhagen Comics has a new area focusing on manga and East Asian pop culture. We’ve invited artists from home and abroad who are inspired by this growing part of popular culture in their own way.

Get your signings at Copenhagen Comics

You can bring your own comics that you would like to have signed or of course buy new ones at the festival.

Some also like to keep a special notebook where they collect drawings and signatures.
If people line up and the queue gets long, the volunteers will hand out numbers, for example 10 at a time, depending on the speed of the artist.

We do what we can to make sure everyone gets the signings they want – but remember to be considerate!

Thank you for reading!

As written, we are very much looking forward to seeing you, you and each other at Denmark’s largest comic festival. On the website you can find the latest updated program, overview maps, guest texts and much more.

Best regards
Copenhagen Comics
Photos in this newsletter are taken by Daniel Rask and Carsten Olsen

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