This is yet another time when I wish I was heading to Antwerp, Belgium, because Grafixx will be happening once again this weekend, from the 25th to the 27th of November. This is its 5th edition and it seems like the organisers are dedicated to make this one even better than last year’s festival.
Unfortunately I won’t be attending, but O Panda Gordo will be proudly represented in the Zine Fest which – beware! – happens in a different venue this time.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Excessive buying is totally justified at Grafixx, because you won’t easily find a treasure trove like our zine fest. For the fifth year in a row, we hunted down the very best in paper and print, and the catch is superb: from monochrome underground zines over luxurious screen printed publications and funny postcards to bold graphic novels. Our selection of international contributions contains interesting stuff for everyone, and smaller book worms will have a delicious picture book paradise all to themselves! A number of independent publishers and collectives are invited to present their newest merchandise in person. Last but not least, the zine fest will be livened up by signing sessions and surprising mini performances!
ATTENTION: The zine fest is moving to a different location close to the festival headquarters DE Studio and is freely accessible. Our signs will point you the way to Elzenveld!
If you look hard enough, you will be able to find these titles from us:
GOOD GOOD GOOD 2, by Jaime Ferraz;
A DAY, by Mariana Pita;
BEFORE IT DISAPPEARS, by João Sobral;
EDPEOD, by Mariana Pita;
I WANT TO ESCAPE BUT NOT TO DISAPPEAR, by Ed Cheverton & João Sobral;
GOOD GOOD GOOD, by João Drumond;
TWO STORIES TOLD WITH TEN DRAWINGS EACH, by João Sobral.
More about Grafixx at www.grafixx.be