Hype: OCX 07

ocx_logo.gifThe weekend of May 4-5 will see inaugural edition of Oslo Comics Expo in, well, Oslo. In contrast to its older, distinguished cousin, the Raptus festival, which has been held yearly in Bergen for a good number of years now and this year unfortunately presents what may be its most anachronistic programme, OCX will focus on the new trends in Western comics for adults. Among the guests we find the Norwegians Jason, Lene Ask, Lars Fiske, Mads Erisken and Steffen Kverneland, who will be joined by Andreas Gefe and Kati Ritenbach from Switzerland and Leonardo Manco from Argentina. Looks promising!

I will be there, participating in the panel ‘Tegneserieakademiet,’ on our common understanding and contextualization of comics, on Saturday afternoon. Looking forward to it.

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