Berlin has a vibrant comics scene and many national and international comic artists come to the city to live and work here. For a long time however there was no platform where the local scene could meet and network and where artists and publishers could present their new works and books.
This gap was closed by COMICINVASIONBERLIN in 2011 with a festival that, in addition to the usual book tables, offers all kinds of events, where the comic medium is entertainingly brought into action: exhibitions, book signings, concerts, drawing battles and workshops for children and adults.
Since a few years COMICINVASIONBERLIN also runs a yearly comic contest. The winning comic stories are exhibited at the festival and published in a book and the main prize is a little comic grant plus mentoring by professional comic artists so the winner can kickstart a new comic project.
COMICINVASIONBERLIN is a platform primarily for the local Berlin scene, a festival of comic lovers (and makers) for comic lovers. Anyone who wants to participate or show his comics has that opportunity. Special attention is paid to the boosting of aspiring local comic artists and collectives.