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Comic exhibition with star cosplayers and artists

Comic exhibition with star cosplayers and artists

Vienna Comics, founded as the Vienna Comics and Photography Stock Exchange, has been a meeting place for the Austrian comics scene for over 30 years. This weekend, we welcome comic fans of all ages and in all costumes to the trade fair in MetaStadt, the highlight of Comix Week, which has been taking place since Tuesday. Several storyboard artists will be invited; There will be live painting, makeup, tattooing, sales and exhibitions.

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Vienna Comics, May 25 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and May 26 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, at the MetaHall and KesselHaus at the MetaStadt Vienna, d. Otto Neurath Gasse 3. In the 22nd district

There will also be panel discussions where the latest developments in the scene will be discussed. Fans can not only learn more, but also experience comic art for themselves at the drawing station and in workshops. Visitors' creativity is also encouraged when it comes to costumes, as Vienna Comics is also a meeting place for cosplay culture. The large number of fans dressed in intricate costumes is a highlight of the event.

Experience comedians live

The guest list includes Austrian and international artists of various styles and levels of fame, who also draw live at Vienna Comics. You can meet established artists such as Mahmoud Asrar (Batman vs. Robin, X-Men) and Michael Hacker (Häcksler, El Herpez) as well as over 60 newcomers who can be found in Artist Alley.

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the comic character Donald Duck, there is a special focus on Disney this year. As part of the Disney special, Henrike Jurhuis, Ulrich Schröder and Tim Artz, who have been drawing Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and their companions on paper for years, are guests.

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In addition to the illustrators of Disney classics, creators of modern graphic novels are also represented. For example, Helena Baumeister, whose work “Oh Cupid” tells about the different dates of the protagonist, who tries online dating during the pandemic, was invited. Their appointments were noticed by two curious blackbirds.

Richard Schmogner

MetaHall not only provides space for artists, but also offers a wide range of comics and merchandise

Special Star Wars with costume club and battle show

Another focus for Vienna Comix is ​​the sci-fi franchise Star Wars. The guests are the Austrian and Slovakian fan costume clubs of the “501st Legion Garrison”. To be part of the association, members must have highly accurate costumes from the Star Wars universe, some of which can now be seen in the comic gallery.

Star Wars can be experienced not only through detailed costumes, but also through exhibition battles. Two Lightsaber battle shows give fans an action-packed addition to Vienna Comix's programming on Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 1pm.

Two people fight with lightsabers and wear costumes from the Star Wars universe.  The audience can be seen in the background.

Richard Schmogner

Lightsaber battles actually happened in the last comic

Games and delicious cuisine at KesselHaus

The exhibition space at this year's trade show has expanded with the addition of KesselHaus for the first time. In addition to the theater program, you can also explore the world of games, whether digital or analogue. Indie video games as well as board and card games are featured here, which can be experienced live. KesselHaus also caters to trade show guests with food trucks and South Korean cuisine.