Animate on tour: Angoulême 

 

Animate Europe is on tour. We are at the Comic Strip Festival in Angoulême, the second largest one in Europe with more than 200,000 visitors.
Our comic artists, Paul Rietzl and Magdalena Kaszuba, are presenting their work at the stand from Goethe Institut and taking part in a discussion “Shaping the future by using arts?”. They also give autographs and sign your favorite Animate Europe comics!

 

Our finalists Magdalena Kaszuba and Paul Rietzl

“Shaping the future by using arts?”

New Year’s reception with Animate Europe and Christian Lindner 

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What a week it has been! During the FDP new year’s reception in Brussels, Christian Lindner checked out our Animate Europe comic competition.

We also had a first little sneak peek at the animations of the Animate Europe comics – we will launch the videos soon, so stay tuned and don’t miss out!

Animate 2019: The first Jury Session 

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2019 starts very productive with the jury session of our fourth Animate Europe comic competition! Our jury chose five finalists out of a huge number of entries from 27 different countries from around the world. We are glad to have on board as a jury: Mathieu Diez, Director of Lyon BD Festival, Kalle Hakkola, Director of Helsinki Comics Festival, Lucie Lomová, comic-book author, Julie Tait, organizer of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and Judith Vanistendael, illustrator and comic artist.
Stay tuned!
P.S The new face at the table is our new Regional Director Thomas Ilka. We warmly welcome him to Brussels!

Animate Europe at the Brussels Comic Strip Festival! 

Brussels Comic Strip Festival, 14.-16. September 2018

At the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, as in previous years, we exhibited our original drawings from the competition at a stand in the international pavilion. Over the three days, the Brussels Comic Strip Festival attracted more than 100,000 visitors to the exhibition halls. Our finalist of the 2017 competition round, Stefan Haller, was present at the stand on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September and made live drawings on site!

Stefan Haller, one of our finalists from our comic competition

Animate Europe goes Vienna! 

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Why do we feel European? The answer to this is of course a personal one, but a positive feeling towards Europe is the basis for empathy, cooperation and peace in Europe.
However, not everyone is able to experience Europe to the fullest and that’s why Routes – die Europareise mitten in Wien brought Europe to Austria by organising a European experience in the city of Vienna!
Our new Programme Coordinator Charlot from FNF Europe participated and brought our #AnimateEurope comics along, to help discuss – why do we feel European?