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COMICS GALORE (article first published : 2002-10-8)

Comics Galore is a six-month program of events dedicated to Comic Art in South Africa. It incorporates exhibitions, an international conference, workshops, lectures, book launches, signing sessions, and sales of books. It is presented and curated by Pro Helvetia/Arts Council of Switzerland, the French Institute of South Africa, Anton Kannemeyer (Bitterkomix), the Durban Cartoon Project, in association with the Technikon Witwatersrand.

The national launch of Comics Galore International Festival is running in Johannesburg until October 9 at Art on Paper in Johannesburg.

From October 8 to 27, the Natal Society of Arts (NSA) will host Black and White in Ink (Under the Skin of SA Cartooning) exhibition by ND Mazin, students and students of Wits Technikon.

There will be further events in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and then the festival returns to Durban for a further exhibition at the NSA from January 28 to February 16. This will include the Comics Brew group exhibition and the launch of Rabaté's SA comic album on January 28. Workshops with French comic artist P.Rabaté and Swiss comic artist T.Ott will take place from January 28 to 31 at the Graphic Design Department, Durban Institute of Technology (formerly Natal Technikon).

More details from Maud at IFAS on 011 836-0561 or maud@ifas.org.za, Mirjam at Pro Helvetia on 021 425-4701 or prohelve@iafrica.com, Anton (Bitterkomix) at Wits Technikon on 011 406-2019 or bitterkomix@mweb.co.za or antokann@twr3.twr.ac.za




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