Exhibitions and activities in the city

  • Galerie Tintin©Hergé

    Galerie Tintin©Hergé will present a facility devoted to the Tintin Imagination Museum over the festival's three-day run! The Tintin Imagination Museum was developed in 1979 and was the subject of a major exhibition at the Brussels Fine Arts Palace that same year. The purpose of that exhibition was to juxtapose the mythical objects collected by Tintin during his adventures with the real objects that inspired them. On the poster for the exhibition, Hergé attempts to organise his main characters' foray right into the middle of an imaginary facility fit to drive collectors mad with jealousy. From this poster, a collection of character statuettes and mythical artefacts has been constructed. During the Brussels Comic Strip Festival period it will be possible to see certain pieces already produced for this collection at Galerie Tintin©Hergé as well as certain prototypes of new pieces to come. This facility will also enable visitors to know and understand the documentary context of this Imagination Museum.

    Galerie Tintin©Hergé
    Place du Grand Sablon 35
    1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Open Friday 1 through Sunday 3 september from 11AM to 7PM.

  • Comics Art Museum

    Zidrou and his accomplices live show!
    Saturday 2 sept. from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    On Saturday 2 September, Zidrou and his accomplices will bring you a creative showcase of their art in a live drawing show! Starting from a few random key words, Master Zidrou will make up a script that will be laid on paper by five of his artists. Each one of them will realize a panel, revealing the final short comic at the end.
    Discover the incredible drawing talent of Jordi Lafebre, Francis Porcel, Josep Homs, Oriol Hernandez and Godi, and the outrageous ideas of the mind of a scriptwriter like Zidrou!
    Presentation in French, Dutch and English.
    Free for all museum visitors with a valid museum ticket.

    Guided tour of the Zidrou exhibit by… Zidrou and some of his accomplices!

    Saturday 2 sept. from 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Guided tour of the Zidrou exhibit by the artist and 5 of his illustrators.
    Guided tour in French and Spanish.
    Free for all museum visitors with a valid museum ticket.

    Book Signings
    Saturday 2 sept. from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Zidrou, Jordi Lafebre, Francis Porcel, Josep Homs, Oriol Hernandez and Godi sign their books at Book Shop Slumberland, in the museum entrance hall.

    But that's not all! Because the CBBD offers three exhibitionsin its magnificent art-deco rooms. But be aware this will be your last chance to enjoy two of these exhibitions:

    • « Zidrou. A scriptwriter and his accomplices » tot 28 january 2018
    • « Astérix in Belgium » – last weekend!
    • « Gipi or the Power of Emotions » – last weekend!

    The Belgian Comic Strip Center - Museum Brussels
    Rue des Sables 20
    1000 Brussels
    Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.

  • Champaka Gallery

    "Ravage & Co." Exhibition
    01 > 03/09/2017
    Writer Jean-David Morvan has a knack for discovering outsize "made in Asia" graphics talent. After Korean Kim Jung-gi, here is the Philippines Rey Macutay! Trained at the demanding Manilla animation studios storyboard school, he has always dreamed of making comics. The dream came true when J-D Morvan entrusted him with drawing Jaurès (2014) and, especially, Ravage (2016), the second instalment of which comes out in September. The two artists are engaged in a modern reimagining of René Barjavel's masterpiece. As a veritable graphical adventurer, Macutay combines the dynamism of comics and mangas while incorporating the readability of European comics. With bold composition, panels laid out like paintings, and energetic drawing, Rey Macutay is fearless. Taking part in the Brussels-Capital Region's Brussels Comic Strip Festival, the exhibition - a world premiere - displays major panels from Jaurès, Outlaw Territory, and Ravage.
    Opening night: Thursday 31/8 from 6 - 10 PM.

    Champaka Gallery
    27, rue Ernest Allard
    1000 Brussels
    Open Friday 1 through Sunday 3 september from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM

  • Korean Cultural Centre in Brussels

    The blue ghost, Youth
    The Korean Cultural Centre of Brussels will hold its 4th exhibition of Belgian and Korean comics under the theme of "blue ghost, Youth" in cooperation with Manhawa Contents Agency (KOMACON) which hosts the Bucheon International Comics Festival. This year KOMACON is celebrating its 20th anniversary and on this occasion, seven Belgian and Korean authors will present their works about "Youth."
    Artists: CHOI Gyusuk, SOO Shinji, RYU Seunghee, HAN Hyeyeon, Frank PE, Dominigue GOBLET, CONZ

    Korean Cultural Centre in Brussels
    Rue de la Régence 4
    1000 Brussels
    Open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Filigranes Bookstore

    Atelier Mille Exhibition
    Atelier Mille is more than just a studio! The product of a meeting of five former students from the Saint-Luc Institute in Brussels, the studio has since expanded to welcome new illustrators.
    To mark the occasion of the Brussels Comic Strip Festival, the studio and its members are exhibiting on the great red wall of the Filigranes bookstore. Come and admire the panels, drawings, research, etc. of the new Belgian comics dream team!
    Members: Flore Balthazar, Léonie Bishoff, Thomas Gilbert, Nguyen Hieu, Nicolas Pitz, Emilie Plateau, Jérémie Royer, and Tiffanie Vande Ghinste.

    Avenue des Arts, 39-42
    1040 BXL
    Mon. through Fri. from 9 AM to 8 PM / Sat. from 10 AM to 7:30 PM / Sun. and holidays from 10 AM to 7 PM

  • L'asbl Creative District

    Jason McLarnin is an English artist, currently residing in Belgium.His work is greatly influenced by the Franco-Belgian comic tradition, which he discovered on his arrival here. These influences are evident in his work. Jason's cartoons seek to highlight social issues in an artistic manner - sometimes comedic, sometimes tragic. His work often features a small, plucky kiwi bird and the obstacles he must face. The exhibition takes place in Creative Events, Galerie Ravenstein 36 from the 2nd of September until the 7th.

    Galerie Ravenstein 36, 1000 Brussels.
    E-mail: info@creative-district.be
    Saturday, 2 september: 10am-8pm (opening from 6pm)
    Sunday, 3 september: 10am-6pm
    Monday, 4 september: closed
    Tuesday-Thursday, 5-7 september: 10am-6pm