The Berlin independent festival ComicInvasion will take place for the twelfth time on Saturday and Sunday. There are readings, panel discussions, book launches, exhibitions, book signings and an “Artist Alley” with dozens of artists and publishers’ presentations.
On Saturday at 12 noon, the winners of the 2022 Senate comic grants will talk about their works, which will be presented here in an exhibition until the end of October – more on this soon on the Tagesspiegel comic pages. At 4 p.m., the Berlin artist Aisha Franz will read from her new graphic novel “Work-Life-Balance”, at 5 p.m. the journalist Augusto Paim will present his new non-fiction book “Die Comicreportage”.
On Sunday at 11 a.m. Matthias Lehmann and Julia Zejn will read from their highly acclaimed books “Parallel” and “Other Circumstances”, at 3 p.m. there will be a presentation of the feminist comic almanac “Movements and Moments”, funded by the Goethe-Institut, with participants from ten countries of the Global South.
The Russian artist Victoria Lomasko, who has been documenting the consequences of the Putin regime in drawings for years, will speak about her work at 4 p.m., after which the Berlin artist Federico Cacciapaglia will read from his new Corona comic “Impfland”.
All weekend there are hands-on activities such as drawing workshops for children and families, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. a cosplay workshop, a quiz and a tattoo station. Entry to the festival is free and the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information at comicinvasion.de/info.
In the days leading up to the festival weekend, satellite events will take place in many locations, including a comic city tour: comicinvasion.de/satelliten/2022.