Shows & Performances

  • Drawing concert: "Loup, looking for memories" 


    Loup, the talented guitarist, has lost his memory....To help him get it back, comics author Renaud Dillies and guitarist Michel Castillano guide him along the way. 

    A beautiful show full of poetic music and drawing in search of Loup's memories.

    Facilitators: Renaud Dillies, author and illustrator; Michel Castillan, guitarist.

    Friday, 1 September, 6:00 - 6:30 PM, 30 min - Bozar, STUDIO room

  • TRAGAWDOUKOUTRRR : ode to the gaffophone

    A musical show by Max Vandervorst

    Bottlephone, porciphone, musical chair, nail violin, supermarket trolley, or flat vacuum cleaner: Max Vandervorst makes music with instruments that were not musical before crossing paths with this totally crazy conductor. With his partners (Frédéric Jannin, Thierry Tinlot, Frank Wuyts, Frédéric Dailly en Stephan Pougin), he has made a hilarious tribute to the gaffophone, that mythical instrument of unrivalled destructive power. This just in: we have heard the gaffophone will be on stage at Bozar! That tells you the risk you run by daring to attend the show...

    Bozar, Room M - Saturday 2 at 2:00 PM – family show – Entry Fee – Book your tickets here!

  • Gag Conference by Bernstein & James

    What is humour? What does it want? What are its networks? With the scientific rigour of American car dealers and the natural charisma of Czechoslovakian physicists, Bernstein & James, famous authors of "Gag School" (Vide Cocagne, 2016), offer a mostly illustrated lecture of 43 minutes and 22 seconds dedicated to the phenomenon of humour, interspersed with practical exercises, debates, and key words noted live on poster-board.

    Bozar, Room M - Sunday 2 September at 4:30 PM – Free

  • Exquisite corpse show, with Zidrou!

    Watch Zidrou and his Spanish illustrators express their abundant imagination: Jordi Lafebre, Josep Homs, Orieol Hernandez, and Francis Porcel. 

    Using a word or drawing as a starting point, Zidrou and his illustrators will carry you away in a colourful, brand new story!

    Sunday, 2 September, 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM, 45 min - Bozar, STUDIO room

  • Drawing Shows

    The Brussels Comic Strip Festival is also the opportunity to attend unique performances thanks to the participation of exceptional illustrators:

  • Kim Jung Gi is leaving his native Korea to give you the chance to watch him complete one of his impressive murals over three days. The Korean author will also be on hand at the festival to autograph his albums and meet the sponsor of the Atomium Prizes, Jean-David Morvan.
    Friday 1 at 3:30 PM – Saturday 2 at 12:00 PM and 5:30PM – Sunday 3 at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM / Bozar, Zone E5, Drawing Show Room

  • For the very first time in Brussels, attend a  live painting performance by Grzegorz Rosinski live at the Brussels Comic Strip Festival! In the time it takes him to do a drawing, the master will give you a window into his world. The work will then be exhibited in the Lombard Publishing stand's bookstore and auctioned off for charity.
    Saturday 2 at 3:30 PM / Bozar, Zone E5, Drawing Show Room