English Program

Comic­fest­ival Ham­burg returns for its 13th edition from Sep­tem­ber 27th – 29th, 2019, and a small warm-up program on September 26th. You can find all in­for­ma­tion on lo­ca­tions and ope­ning hours in the (Ger­man lan­guage) printed fest­ival guide, as well as on this web­site. Al­most all of our fest­ival events are free ad­mis­sion. For our inter­national guests, we want to point-out, in English, a selec­tion of some impor­tant high­lights in this year's program:

Comic Fair & Café
The fest­ival's main center and comic fair can be found at Köli­bri, GWA St. Pauli. At the comic fair, pub­lish­ers, art col­lec­tives, and uni­ver­si­ties offer comic books, zines, and prints. Many of the artists will be on site to sign their works. The in-house café serves drinks and baked goods - and provides in­for­ma­tion about the fest­ival's events.

Opening Hours

28.09. Saturday
29.09. Sunday
11 am – 6 pm
12 pm – 6 pm


Main Exhibitions

Nick Drnaso (US)
Nick Drnaso’s (* 1989) book „Sabrina” will be the artist's first publication in Germany.

MOM Art Space

Diane Obomsawin (CA)
Diane Obomsawin (* 1959) is best known for her comic publications, e.g. at Drawn & Quarterly, as well as her numerous animated films.
8. Salon

Lizz Lunney (UK) „Choices Choices You Decide ...”
The works of British artist Lizz Lunney (* 1986) focus on the concept of being interactive.

Gallery 21, Vorwerkstift

Icinori (FR)
The French duo Icinori are well-known participants in the international avant-garde of book art and book production.



Sieben (Seven)
Seven artists whose works are vital in contributing to and expanding the diversity of the contemporary young comic scene.

Galerie in der Speckstraße

Spring # 16
The Spring Collective presents the 16th issue of their magazine on the subject of „sex”.


Clubhouse # 13
Clubhouse is a project from Berlin that focuses on building networks and communities between illustrators and comic artists.

Raum für Illustration

Postcard from Here 2
Students of the École européenne supérieure de l'image in Angoulême, the Accademia delle belle arti in Bologna and the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg join forces for a project together.


Figures with a thousand faces
Students of HAW Hamburg show their take on „The Hero’s Journey”.

Centro Sociale

In addition to the exhibitions mentioned above, you can find many more here: Ausstellungen

Further highlights from our festival guide:


26.09. Thursday


6 pm
Diane Obomsawin - film screening and talk.
The event will mostly be held in English.

27.09. Friday

7 pm
Official festival opening

28.09. Samstag

1 pm
Matinee with Diane Obomsawin 
Exhibition opening and lecture.
The event will mostly be held in English.

29.09. Sunday

3.30 pm
The event will mostly be held in English.

In addition to the program mentioned above you can find many more festival events here: Programm

Do you have any questions? Feel free to write to us: info@comicfestivalhamburg.de