9th Comicdom Con Athens

Celebrating comics for the ninth year at the Hellenic American Union!

The Hellenic American Union and Comicdom Press are organizing, for the ninth consecutive year, on April 4-6 2014, the only Greek convention exclusively dedicated to comics, at the Hellenic American Union venue.

Proving, for yet another time, that our love for comics knows neither artistic nor geographic boundaries, the guests for this year’s event are acclaimed Spanish writer Enrique Sánchez Abulí (in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute), co-creator of the popular TORPEDO 1936, Eisner Award-winning British artist Glenn Fabry, best known for his legendary covers for titles such as HELLBLAZER, PREACHER and TRANSMETROPOLITAN, rising Italian artist Emanuela Lupacchino, known for her work on many titles by large American publishers, French cartoonist and illustrator Pénélope Bagieu (in collaboration with the French Institute of Greece), whose comic (JOSEPHINE) was recently adapted for the silver screen, talented Irish creator Stephen Mooney (in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland), and Norwegian cartoonist and illustrator Martin Ernstsen (in collaboration with the Embassy of Norway).

Since our ninth event coincides with the classification of comics as the “Ninth Art”, in this year’s exhibition, under the title Celebrating 9th Art, we will be presenting original pages, comics, graphic novels and artwork from all over the world, our target being to underline the universality of the Medium through material that will be exhibited in Greece for the very first time.

Just like every year, the program of Comicdom Con Athens 2014 also includes screenings, workshops on the various techniques of scriptwriting and illustration, a Greek comics publishers and retailers bazaar, a sketch event with the participation of our international guests and Greek artists, Comicdom Awards, the only comics awards for Greek creators, as well as the popular Comicdom Cosplay competition which, since last year, also serves as the national qualifying competition for EuroCosplay, with the winner representing our country at the European contest at the London MCM EXPO!

Lastly, in our long established children’s program, the little friends of 9th Art will have the chance to participate in workshops that familiarize with comics through creative play, and also watch animation films for children.

As always, the cover art for our catalogue is illustrated exclusively for the event by one of our international guests. This year, we have the pleasure of featuring a cover illustration by Emanuela Lupacchino, while the official promotional art illustrations of Comicdom Con Athens 2014 is done by Greek comics creator George Kambadais.

As always, the entrance for Comicdom Con Athens 2014 is admission-free, while all of our visitors will be getting, free of charge, the multi-page full-color catalogue which includes the schedule and events that take place during the three-day convention.

For all the news about this year’s program and guests, stay tuned to our revamped website at www.comicdom-con.gr

Comicdom Con Athens 2014

Who:  Comicdom Press & Hellenic American Union

When: Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of April, 11:00 - 21:30

Where: Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias st., Kolonaki, Athens

How much: Free Admission

Comicdom Press
Elias Katirtzigianoglou, Press Office, elias.kat@gmail.com / +30 6972-002967
Lida Tsene, Public Relations,  ltsene@gmail.com / +30 6944-718514
Hellenic American Union
Ira Papadopoulou, Director of Cultural Affairs, ipapadopoulou@hau.gr/ +30 210-3680052