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Exhibitions

Catherine Meurisse
»Art (And Comics)«

The attraction between visual art and literature is a recurring motif in Catherine Meurisse’s comics. The exhibition shows a cross-section of her artistic work.

Mom Art Space, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A (entrance via Speckstraße)
20355 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h
(signing session at 20 h)

Talks

Sat 01.10. 18 h
Artist talk with Catherine Meurisse (French/German)

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A (entrance via Speckstraße)
20355 Hamburg

Signings

Sun 02.10. 13:30 h
Book signing Catherine Meurisse

Strips & Stories
Wohlwillstraße 28
20359 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Nygel Panasco
»Down Memory Lane«

In »Down Memory Lane«, Nygel Panasco draws a mystical science fiction world in which humans live together with aliens and hybrid beings. The book tells of their coexistence in this society, its politics, its religion and the relationships and longings of the protagonists.
The exhibition shows original drawings from »Down Memory Lane« and textile prints.

Markthof
Marktstraße 102
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 11 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 11 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h

Signings

Sun 02.10. 15 h
Book signing Nygel Panasco

Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift
Vorwerkstraße 21
20357 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Alice Socal
»Wie lange noch« (»How Much Longer«)

Humorous yet poignant, Alice Socal describes the experiences of her pregnancies in »Wie lange noch«. With a delicate stroke, she documents and reflects on the doubts, fears, expectations and wonders of being a mother. »Wie lange noch« will be published by Rotopol in October 2022. The exhibition shows excerpts from the comic as well as previously unpublished, digital drawings.

Art Store St. Pauli
Wohlwillstraße 10
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 20 h

Readings

Sat 01.10. 16 h
Reading Alice Socal »Wie lange noch?«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Signings

Sun 02.10. 14:30 h
Book signing Alice Socal

Strips & Stories
Wohlwillstraße 28
20359 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Lala Albert
»Aquilegia«

In »Aquilegia«, Lala Albert tells a story of a relationship between intimacy and loneliness in short snapshots. In her typical visual language, interspersed with botanical drawings, the protagonists move in a seemingly fragile science fiction world.
The comic is published in the eighth issue of the »Trapper Keeper« series by Mega Press, New York. The exhibition shows excerpts from the book, which was drawn with ink and watercolour and then printed in five colours on the risograph.

Fritzen
Wohlwillstraße 20
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
29.09. — 02.10. all day (window exhibition)

Exhibitions

Bim Eriksson
»Baby Blue«

In »Baby Blue«, Bim Eriksson tells the story of two resistance fighters in an authoritarian state where failure, grief and mental illness are persecuted by a fascistoid health authority. The multimedia exhibition invites visitors to become part of this dystopian story.

Glaserei
Balduinstraße 22
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 19 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Soirée
Sat 01.10. 19 h

Readings

Sat 01.10. 17 h
Reading Bim Eriksson »Baby Blue«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Gabri Molist
»Walking s A Form Of Drawing«

Gabri Molist tells an ongoing story in seven window displays along Marktstraße. The drawings and large-format prints play on and reflect the exhibition venues Druckdealer, Eule & Katze, Futur III, Groove City, Hanseplatte, Remoto Records and Zardoz Records.

druck dealer
Marktstraße 102
20357 Hamburg
Eule & Katze
Marktstraße 119
20357 Hamburg
Futur III
Grabenstraße 4
20357 Hamburg
Groove City
Marktstraße 114
20357 Hamburg
Hanseplatte
Neuer Kamp 3
220357 Hamburg
Remoto Records
Neuer Kamp 3
220357 Hamburg
Zardoz Records
Marktstraße 55
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
30.09. — 02.10. all day (window exhibition)

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h
»Walking s A Form Of Drawing«

Futur III
Grabenstraße 4
20357 Hamburg

Workshops

Sun 02.10. 14 h
Workshop »Zine Club« with Gabri Molist

Centro Sociale
Sternstraße 2
20357 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Luka Lenzin
»Nadel und Folie« (»Needle and Foil«)

In this docu-fictional narrative Luka Lenzin reports on the work and everyday life in a drug counselling centre and links the personal stories and encounters with the clientele there with a critical view of German drug policy.
The exhibition shows original pages.

OK BYE
Harkortstraße 105
22765 Hamburg

Opening hours
Fri 30.09. 18 — 20 h
Sat 01.10. 14 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 14 — 18 h

Exhibitions

Jill Pastore
»Special Friendships«

Jill Pastore tells of the friendship of queer vampire bats in a wordless comic and a graphic essay. Their relationships oscillate between closeness and care, autonomy and community. The exhibition shows originals in mixed media and various printed products from the project.

Feminité Museum
Caffamacherreihe 47
20355 Hamburg

Opening hours
Fri 30.09. 12 — 18 h
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Thu 29.9. 19 h

Opening hours outside the festival weekend
03.10. until 09.10.
Mon to Fri 13 — 19 h
Sat 12 — 18 h
Sun 12 — 18 h

Exhibitions

Ana Margarida Matos
»Yesterday«

Ana Matos presents a visual diary of the second Corona Lockdown in Portugal. For six months, she documented every day and created an archive of the pandemic in drawings, which deals with questions of everyday life and topics such as uprooting and social interaction. The exhibition shows original comic pages and paintings as well as prints.

Nachladen
Sternstraße 17
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
Fri 30.09. 12 — 18 h
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 15 — 18 h

Readings

Sat 01.10. 15 h
Reading Ana Matos »Yesterday«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Marijpol
»Hort«

In »Hort«, Marijpol tells of the lives of three unusual women who suddenly take on a group of abandoned children. With the non-conformist lifestyles and striking bodies of her characters, Marijpol creates new female figures of identification and deals with questions of gender, care and motherhood. In strong images, the comic thus explores the possibilities of alternative images of the body, women and family.

Raum für Illustration
Paul-Roosen-Straße 4
22767 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 20 h

Signings

Sun 02.10. 14 h
Book signing Marijpol

Strips & Stories
Wohlwillstraße 28
20359 Hamburg

Readings

Sun 02.10. 18 h
Reading Marijpol »Hort«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Aisha Franz
»Work-Life-Balance«

In »Work-Life-Balance«, Aisha Franz’s characters stumble through the modern working world. Instead of the dazzling lifestyle promised by trendy start-ups and the hip art scene, they experience frustration at the lack of artistic success, underachievement at work and money worries. Finally, a strange psychotherapist is supposed to bring the protagonists‘ work-life balance back into equilibrium.

Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift
Vorwerkstraße 21
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h

Readings

Sat 01.10. 17:30 h
Reading Aisha Franz »Work-Life Balance«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Signings

Sun 02.10. 15 h
Book signing Aisha Franz

Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift
Vorwerkstraße 21
20357 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Nino Bulling
»abfackeln« (»firebugs«)

In »abfackeln« Nino Bulling tells a relationship story marked by self-doubt and the search for identity. With dynamic strokes, the comic captures interpersonal moments and asks about the connections between the personal and the political. The book was published in 2022 by Edition Moderne (the English edition as »firebugs«) in collaboration with Colorama.
For the exhibition in Hamburg, Nino Bulling developed an accompanying installation.

Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift
Vorwerkstraße 21
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h

Signings

Sun 02.10. 15 h
Book signing Nino Bulling

Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift
Vorwerkstraße 21
20357 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Birgit Weyhe
»Rude Girl«

In her new book, Birgit Weyhe tells the life story of Priscilla Layne, a US professor of German studies who, growing up as a black woman with Caribbean roots and friends beyond the African-American community, felt she belonged nowhere and eventually joined the skinhead movement. In the comic, Weyhe documents and reflects on her collaboration with Layne, negotiating questions of responsibility and cultural appropriation in storytelling.

Raum linksrechts
Valentinskamp 37
20355 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h

Signings

Sun 02.10. 15:30 h
Book signing Birgit Weyhe

Raum linksrechts
Valentinskamp 37
20355 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Sheree Domingo & Patrick Spät
»Madame Choi und die Monster« (»Madame Choi and the Monsters«)

Sheree Domingo (drawings) and Patrick Spät (scenario) tell the story of the South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee, who was abducted to North Korea in 1987 and forced to make films there together with her ex-husband, who was also abducted — including the monster classic »Pulgasari«. The exhibition shows original pages, prints, sketches and storyboard and script pages documenting the collaboration between the illustrator and the scenarist.

Raum linksrechts
Valentinskamp 37
20355 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h

ReadingsSigningsTalks

Sun 02.10. 16 h
Reading, Making Of and Signing
»Madame Choi und die Monster«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Julian Fiebach
»Das Museum« (»The Museum«)

In dynamic, black and white drawings, Julian Fiebach deals with the institution of the museum and the ideas, expectations and experiences of museum visitors. »Das Museum« will be published by Mami Verlag in 2022. The exhibition shows original pages, drawings and silk-screen prints of the book.

Galerie Gemüse
Lange Straße 3
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
Fri 30.09. 12 — 22 h
Sat 01.10. 12 — 22 h
Sun 02.10. 13 — 18 h

Opening hours outside the festival weekend
24.09. until 08.10.
Mon to Fri 12 — 8 h
Sat 12 — 18 h, Sun 13 — 18 h

Exhibitions

Vanessa Hartmann
»WANDA2020«

Wanda jogs through a seemingly virtual space in the year 2020, the year of the first lockdown. Based on films by Cynthia Beatt, Vanessa Hartmann’s graphic essay is a mind game in which thinking and drawing are interpreted as endurance running. In an associative narrative style, delicate pencil drawings are combined here with colourful backgrounds and contrasting pages in black and white.

Orbit
Stresemannstraße 144
22769 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 21 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Soirée
Sat 01.10. 16 h

Signings

Sun 02.10. 16 h
Book signing Vanessa Hartmann

ORBIT
Stresemannstraße 144
22769 Hamburg

Exhibitions

Moritz Wienert
»Es gibt nur uns« (»There is only us«)

In Moritz Wienert’s absurdly funny comic debut »Es gibt nur uns« (»There’s only us«), a man, a pig and a goat break away from society to live as self-sufficient people on a floating island. With straight lines and formal rigour, Wienert negotiates demarcation, closeness, understanding and forgiveness. The window exhibition shows original pages in pencil.

Strips & Stories
Wohlwillstraße 28
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
27.09. — 09.10. all day (window exhibition)

Readings

Sat 01.10. 15:30 h
Reading Moritz Wienert »Es gibt nur uns«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

Hamburg Literature Prize 2021 in the »Comic« Category

Every year, the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media, in cooperation with the Comic Festival Hamburg, awards the Hamburg Prize for Literature, endowed with 6,000 euros, in the category of »Comic« category. In addition to Helena Baumeister’s award-winning work »okcupid4«, the exhibition shows other outstanding submissions of the 2021 year. With works by Wiebke Bolduan, Lilian Niese, Kerstin Wichmann and others.

Hinterconti
Balduinstraße 24
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Group Exhibitions

Neue Weltordnungen (»New World Orders«)
Semester Project, HAW Hamburg

Students at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences have been working on a semester project on well-known and lesser-known narratives. Under the supervision of Sascha Hommer, they created reinterpretations, parodies and counter-tales and developed their own stories.
The exhibition shows originals, prints and zines by the students.

Hinterconti
Balduinstraße 24
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Group Exhibitions

»Von der Wissenschaft zum Comic« (»From Science to Comic«)
Science comics, Academy of Sciences Hamburg

Together with comic artists, the Young Academy Fellows of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg have created science comics. Their research deals with topics such as colonialism in Africa, environmental protection in armed conflict or the role of philosophy in quantum gravity. The exhibition presents the results of this collaboration.

Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky
State and University Library Carl von Ossietzky
Information Centre (1st floor)
Von-Melle-Park 3
20146 Hamburg

Opening hours
Fri 30.09. 09 — 24 h
Sat 01.10. 10 — 24 h
Sun 02.10. 10 — 24 h

Group Exhibitions

»Das Thier« (»The Animal«)
Graphic Essays Class Feuchtenberger, HAW Hamburg

Students of the University of Applied Sciences present their works from the course »Animal and Religion« under the direction of Anke Feuchtenberger. Based on bible illustrations, the students dealt with the complex historical and iconographic connections between animal representation and religion. The exhibition shows graphic essays and originals in various techniques.

LaDøns
Valentinskamp 39
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 19 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30.09. 19 h

Readings

Sat 01.10. 13:30 h
Reading Class Feuchtenberger, HAW Hamburg
»Das Thier«

Fotofabrique, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A
20355 Hamburg

Talks

Sun 02.10. 16:30 h
Lena Winkel
»Why animal theory? — Potentials of illustration informed by animal theory«

B-Movie
Brigittenstraße 5
20359 Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

Atelier Freistil
»Freistil Goes Comic Festival Hamburg«

Atelier Freistil presents comic stories that were created as part of a series of workshops. The participants first developed their own characters and then brought them to life in very different stories.
The exhibition shows originals, prints, The exhibition shows originals, prints, illustrations and the publication produced in the workshops.

Centro Sociale
Sternstrasse 2
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 12 — 19 h
Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Events

Sun 02.10. 18:45 h
Animation film »Freistil Goes Comicfestival Hamburg«

B-Movie
Brigittenstraße 5
20359 Hamburg

Group Exhibitions

»Gezeichnete Reportagen« (»Drawn Reportages«)
Semester Project, HAW Hamburg

In a semester project, students at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences explored the possibilities of comic reportage. Under the direction of Sascha Hommer, they explored the versatility of graphic storytelling and documented diverse facts, everyday stories and captured subjective impressions and moods.
The window exhibition shows originals and prints by the students.

Kölibri
Hein-Köllisch-Platz 12
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
01.10. — 02.10. all day (window exhibition)

Group Exhibitions

SPRING #19
»Scheitern« (»Failure«)

What does it mean to fail? In the current issue of SPRING magazine, 14 illustrators tell stories of failure: in everyday life, in relationships, in evolution and in the face of ecological collapse. They ask themselves who catches us when we fail and illustrate the pain, the fear, but also the relief after the fall.
The exhibition shows originals that were created parallel to the contributions in SPRING #19.

Giraffentoast Gallery
Kleiner Schäferkamp 28
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 15 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 13 — 18 h

Vernissage
Fri 30. 09. 18 — 23 h
(Live music by Zariah and Daniel)

Group Exhibitions

»Comic-Gerwerkschaft!« (»Comic Union!«)
In the garden of the Vorwerkstift, the »Comic Union« gives an insight into its founding and working process and presents ideas, demands and plans of the solidarity community. The aim of the group is to improve conditions for comic artists through joint political work and to strengthen each other.

Vorwerkstift (Garden)
Vorwerkstraße 21
20357 Hamburg

Opening hours
29.09. — 03.10. all day

Talks

Sat 01.10. 18:30 h
Talk »Comic Union!“ — Out of isolation with radical comic help

B-Movie
Brigittenstraße 5
20359 Hamburg

Workshops

»Zine Club« with Gabri Molist

With the comic artist Gabri Molist the participants develop experimental, sequential drawings and comics. In the second part of the workshop the results will be collected and printed with the risograph. At the end, the jointly created riso-zine can be taken home.

The workshop will be held in English and Spanish and is aimed at adult participants (max. 10 people, advance registration required).
Costs (incl. material and copy of the finished zine): 5 — 15 EUR
Registration (from 19.09. — 30.09.) specifying the workshop and number of participants by e-mail to workshops@comicfestivalhamburg.de.

Sun 02.10. 14 — 18 h

Centro Sociale
Sternstraße 2
20357 Hamburg

Workshops

Make your own comic radio plays with POLLE magazine

In this workshop, children from the age of 7 can choose a prepared comic and record it as a radio play. In doing so, they underlay the cut-out panels with their voices and sounds. The resulting visual comic readings can be taken home in digital form. Being able to read a little bit is an advantage in this workshop!

The workshop will be held in German.
Registration (from 19.09. — 30.09.) specifying the workshop and number of participants by e-mail to workshops@comicfestivalhamburg.de.

Sat 01.10. 12 — 18 h

8. Salon
Trommelstraße 7
20359 Hamburg

Workshops

»Sounds To Make« with Benjamin Gottwald and Mirko Röper

In this workshop children between 6 and 12 years can collect sounds with pencil and paper. Together with Benjamin and Mirko, they will go on a foray through the world of sounds and draw noisy comics and pictures, which will then be presented in a small exhibition.

The workshop will be held in German.
Registration (from 19.09. — 30.09.) specifying the workshop and number of participants by e-mail to workshops@comicfestivalhamburg.de.

Sat 01.10. 11 — 12:30 h
Sun 02.10. 14:30 — 16 h

Kölibri
Hein-Köllisch-Platz 12
20359 Hamburg

Events

Opening
Comicfestival Hamburg 2022

Official festival opening with a welcoming speech by Jana Schiedek, State Councillor of the Ministry of Culture and Media.
Afterwards we celebrate the openings of the exhibitions by Catherine Meurisse, Nygel Panasco, Alice Socal, Aisha Franz, Nino Bulling, Birgit Weyhe, Sheree Domingo & Patrick Spät, Marijpol, Class Feuchtenberger (HAW) and others.

Fri 30.09. 18 h

Mom Art Space, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A (access via Speckstraße)
20355 Hamburg

Events

Party Comicfestival Hamburg 2022

With DJs Solaris 100 and Blomster Selvpluk, live performance by Nygel Panasco and big raffle!

Admission: 5 Euro

Sat 01.10. 21 h

Unterm Strich
Reeperbahn 136 (Backyard)
20359 Hamburg

Events

Fair
Comics, Zines, Prints and more!

After a break of two years we are happy to welcome publishers and artists at the comicfestival fair again! At Kölibri, professionals, self-publishers and students will present and sell their work side by side. Visitors of the festival can browse through publications and prints of more than 30 exhibitors and talk to the artists.

Exhibitors include avant-verlag (Berlin), Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, Colorama (Berlin), Das Pferd wird nie enden (Berlin), Edition Moderne (Zürich), Eunice Hai (Hong Kong), finally found a good username (Münster), Hajin Jeong (Dresden), HAW Hamburg, Jaja Verlag (Berlin), Jin Wang (Hamburg), Kibitz Verlag (Hamburg), Magma Bruta (Hamburg), Marc Truckenbrodt (Vienna), Mami Verlag (Hamburg), nachladen (Hamburg), Parallelallee (Berlin), Raphaël Kolly (Lucerne), Reprodukt (Berlin), Risofort (Hamburg), Rotopol (Kassel), Shanmei Yao (Frankfurt), Sophie Nicklas & Co. (Brussels), UdK Berlin, University of Kassel and a motley collection table.

Opening hours
Sat 01.10. 11 — 18 h
Sun 02.10. 10 — 18 h
(Admission until 17:30 h in each case)

Kölibri
Hein-Köllisch-Platz 12
20359 Hamburg

Events

Comics Library
»The Gutter«

The Comic Library located in the »Gängeviertel« opens its doors for the Comic Festival: »The Gutter« is part of the Comicfestival Hamburg e.V. association and makes comics accessible to all interested parties free of charge and without hurdles. Within the five and a half years of its existence, the stock of books created by donations in kind has grown to over 2200 comics of various styles, years of origin and formats.

Pandemic measures permitting, the Comics Library is regularly open every 3rd Sunday of the month from 1pm to 7pm outside of the festival weekend.

Sun 02.10. 12 — 18 h

Seminar room, Fabrique
Valentinskamp 34A (access via Speckstraße)
20355 Hamburg