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Program

The Stockholm International Comics Festival 2019

Program events in Swedish if not otherwise noted.

Free admission to everything if not otherwise noted.

Monday April 1

11.00–19.00 Under fontänen, Kulturbiblioteket, Sergels Torg
Exhibition: Studio ReYa 15 years anniversiry exhibition. April 1–22.

Tuesday April 2

17.00–18.00 Under fontänen, Sergels Torg
Live drawing concert with Reinhard Kleist [GER].

Thursday April 4

18.00–19.30 Stockholm City Library
Cómic Nostrum: today’s graphic novel from Mallorca. Talk/vernissage

20.00– Queen’s Head
The Mignolaverse Stockholm Release Party 

Friday April 5

18.00 Instituto Cervantes Stockholm
Guestland Mallorca: Artists from the Balears. Bartolomé Seguí, Margalida Vinyez and Flavia Gargiulo of Mallorca participate in stage talks and live drawing concert.
Official start of the festival. Free admission.

Saturday April 6

11.00–17.00 Vita Havet (Konstfack)
The comic market small press expo [spx] is open. Publishers, shops, zine creators and artists.

11.00–17.00 Biblioteksgatan (Konstfack)
Young Comics Festival: Drawing and crafts table for the younger audience.

11.00–17.00 Trapphusgalleriet (Konstfack)
Guestland Mallorca/Exhibition: Exhibitions displaying work by Bartolomé Seguí and El terror de las nenas.

11.00–17.00 Biblioteksgatan
Exhibition: Comics creators at Konstfack – book exhibition.

11.00–17.00 Zickerman (Konstfack)
Exhibition: Comics-related works from Konstfack students.

11.15–11.30 Small stage, Vita Havet (Konstfack)
Official opening of the festival. [English]

11.30–12.15 Small stage (Vita Havet)
Guestland Mallorca: Artists Bartolomé Segui, Margalida Vinyez and Flavia Gargiulo talk with Patrik Schylström. [Spanish and English]

11.30–12.25 Svarta Havet (Konstfack)
Galago 40th anniversary! Panel with three generations of editors of Swedish alternative comics magazine Galago: Rolf Classon, Mats Jonsson and Rojin Pertow. Moderator Sara Teleman.

11.30–12.30 Tables 168–169 (Vita Havet)
Signing session with Guest of Honour Jillian Tamaki [CAN].

12.00–14.00 Seminar room S1 (Konstfack)
Young Comics Festival: Låt världen berätta! – drawing workshop with Sofia Almqvist. For those between btw 14 and 25 years old. Drop-in!

12.30–13.00 Trapphusgalleriet
Guestland Mallorca: Guided exhibition by Bartolomé Seguí and El terror de las nenas. [English]

12.30–13.15 Svarta Havet
Academics and comics: Exploring Cultural Awareness Through Indigenous Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Kent Allin [CAN] about using comics in teaching in order to strengthen knowledge and cultural awareness about indigenous peoples.[English]

12.30–15.30 Tables 168–169
Portfolio showcase: Show your works for professional editors and publishers from Rabén Bilderböcker, Kartago and Galago. Max 10 minutes per artist.

12.30–13.25 Small stage, Vita Havet
Young Comics Festival: Johanna Kristiansson and Joakim Gunnarsson (Katten Nils) interviewed by Josefin Svenske.

13.00–13.45 Zickerman
Marcus Ivarsson, Julia Thorell & Erik Svetoft about their current projects at Konstfack and more. Moderator: Bitte Andersson.

13.30–14.25 Small stage, Vita Havet
Galago presents My Palm (Festens charmigaste tjej), Ellen Ekman (Lilla Berlin) and Fabian Göranson (Drömmen om Europa). Moderator: Sofia Olsson.

13.30–14.15 Svarta Havet
Academics and comics: Cenek Pycha [CZE] is a researcher at the Department of Education of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. His research team has developed comic sheets for students for work with primary sources. [English]

14.15–14.45 Seminar room S1
Academics and comics: What Scary Looks Like: Horror, Evil and Disgust in Comics, lecture by Linnéa Teljas Puranen, Master student in visual communication at Konstfack. *

14.30–15.25 Small stage, Vita Havet
Kartago presents: Pelle Forshed (Under tiden), Moa Romanova (Alltid fucka upp), Agnes Jacobsson (Psycho Girl) & Freja Erixån (Över min döda kropp). Moderator: Rolf Classon.

14.30–15.15 Svarta Havet
Mimi Pond [USA] and Wayne White [USA] interviewed by Sara Teleman. [English]

c. 15.30–17.00 Svarta Havet
Film: After the interview with Pond & White we show the documentary film about Wayne White – Beauty is Embarrassing! – directed by Neil Berkeley (88 min, in English) Free admission [English]

15.00–16.00 Seminar room S1
Young Comics Festival: Drawing workshop with Johanna Kristiansson and Joakim Gunnarsson (Katten Nils). For thoseover 6 y o.

15.30–16.25 Small stage, Vita Havet
Guestland Poland: Polish creators Hubert Czajkowski, Wojciech Cichon, Krzysztof Wyrzykowski and Slawomir Zajczkowski [POL] presented. [English]

15.30–16.30 Tables 168–169
Signing session with Mimi Pond [USA].

17.00 Konstfack
The Festival closes.

Sunday April 7

11.00–17.00 Vita Havet (Konstfack)
The comic market small press expo [spx] is open. Publishers, shops, zine creators and artists.

11.00–17.00 Biblioteksgatan (Konstfack)
Young Comics Festival: Drawing and crafts table for the younger audience.

11.00–17.00 Trapphusgalleriet (Konstfack)
Guestland Mallorca/Exhibition: Exhibitions displaying work by Bartolomé Seguí and El terror de las nenas.

11.00–17.00 Biblioteksgatan
Exhibition: Comics creators at Konstfack – book exhibition.

11.00–17.00 Zickerman (Konstfack)
Exhibition: Comics-related works from Konstfack students.

11.30–12.00 Small stage, Vita Havet
Interview with Joakim Pirinen (Socker-Conny) – plus live-reading. Moderator: Rolf Classon.

11.30–12.30 Svarta Havet
Guestland Mallorca: El terror meets Dotterbolaget. Margalida Vinyez and Flavia Gargiulo of Mallorca’s El terror de las nenas talk to Saskia Gullstrand and Bianca Casco from Swedish Dotterbolaget about female comic creators and the two comic nations. Moderator: Patrik Schylström. [English, Spanish, and Swedish]

12.30–15.30 Tables 168–169
Portfolio showcase: Show your works for professional editors and publishers from Ades Media, Sanatorium, Natur & Kultur & Galago. Max 10 minutes per artist.

12.00–12.45 Small stage, Vita Havet
Kickstarter and comics. Panel with publisher Johan Kimrin (Apart förlag) and Jonas Darnell (creator Herman Hedning, publisher Evil Ink), who have created two of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns in Sweden. Moderator: Daniel Löf.

12.30–13.25 Svarta Havet
Guest of Honour Jillian Tamaki [CAN] interviewed by Catherine Anyango Grünewald. [English]

13.00–13.45 Small stage, Vita Havet
Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Karl Johnsson (Vei 2) interviewed by Melody Bahar Lovelin.

13.30–14.10 Svarta Havet
Academics and comics: Narrative Processes in between frames – a presentation of a practice-based research project. How do graphic storytellers interact with their readers using the "invisible" space between frames and between image and text? Emma Rendel has investigated by practical methods. [English]

14.00–14.45 Small stage, Vita Havet
Young Comics Festival: Per Demervall about his current "hybrid-books" from Hegas förlag. Moderator: Anders Lundgren.

14.00–15.00 Tables 168–169
Signing session with Guest of Honour Jillian Tamaki [CAN].

14.00–16.00 Seminar Room S1
Young Comics Festival: Drawing workshop with Durante Auditore for those between 14 and 25 y o. Drop-in!

14.30–16.00 Slussen
Stockholm in Comics: City tour with Ola Hammarlund.

15.00–15.45 Small stage, Vita Havet
Young Comics Festival: Patrik Schylström interviews Jessica Bab Bonde & Peter Bergting (Vi kommer snart hem igen).

16.00–16.10 Small stage, Vita Havet
Anders Lundgren and Peter Bergting present the winners of this weekend’s Hellboy drawing contest.

16.10 Small stage, Vita Havet
Good-byes and thanks!

17.00 Konstfack
The festival closes. Welcome again in 2020!