‘the only thing that i regret in my life is never having made comics‘ -pablo picasso

comics will occupy the spotlight at the ars electronica center march 6-8, 2009. for the first time there is a comic festival in european format in austria, in the cultural capital of linz.

‘flaschko’ by nicolas mahler, exhibition at nextcomic festival http://www.mahlermuseum.at

09 nextcomic festival in linz, austriathe man and the beanbag – ‘flaschko’ toy by nicolas mahler

comics are not to be imagined as not existing in our everyday life. they meet us in films, computer games, advertisement, influence fashion and design and they belong to the cultural self-image of young people.

09 nextcomic festival in linz, austria ‘newspapers in the internet’ by gerhard haderer, lecturer at the nextcomic festival09 nextcomic festival in linz, austria work by paul gravett, lecturer at nextcomic festival http://www.paulgravett.com

fans of comix, cartoons and graphic novels are cordially invited to partake of up-close-and-personal encounters with ‘interactive drawing’ in deep space, the fablab and other selected installations, to check out works of animation honored with the prix ars electronica, and to attend lectures by outstanding comics artists in the sky media loft. program details are online here