2016 Brussels Comic Strip Festival

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2, 3 and 4 September

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The Comic Strip Festival was set up by the Brussels-Capital Region in 2010 as  the logical follow-on to the Comic Strip Year organised in Brussels in 2009. In 2016, Brussels is going to host a vibrant weekend on 2, 3 and 4 September with its now famous Comic Strip Festival.

The event will be held in marquees in an area of 6000m2, along with the Balloon’s Day Parade, the Journal Tintin Rally, guided tours and Comic Strip exhibitions as part of the festival and all over the city.

The Brussels Comic Strip Festival is an initiative by the Brussels-Capital Region with the support of the City of Brussels, the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and the COCOF (College of the French Community Commission), coordinated by visit.brussels.

Since it was set up in 2006, the Foundation has awarded the Raymond Leblanc Award to reward a young author whose work has not yet been published. With its sights set on the future, the Foundation seeks to encourage and support the work of young artists with this prize.

With €20,000 at stake to release a first album published by Le Lombard, the prize is the most valuable of all the prizes for Comic Strip young up-and-coming artists.

The prize therefore will significantly help the winner to embark on their promising career. The Raymond Leblanc Award is an initiative made possible thanks to the COCOF and the Brussels-Capital Region.

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