Reykjavík City Library | Grófin Culture House
May 6th - June 4th 2017
The ninth annual comics competition hosted by Reykjavík City Library and the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, in cooperation with Nexus, is now open.
Closing date for entries is April 28th. Futher info on the competition can be found here.
Saturday May 6th we will open an exhbition of all the entries, and award prizes for the best comics as selected by our jury.
We encourage all participants, friends and family to join us, but all are welcome.
The theme of this year's competition is MANGA, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first issue of One Piece by Japanese author Eiichiro Oda. The story of the young pirate Monkey D. Luffy is still ongoing and, judging by sales figures, it is simply the most popular manga in the world.
What is manga? Manga is simply the Japanese word for a comic book, but is now commonly used to describe a comic book which a) is made in Japan or by a Japanese author and b) follows a certain aesthetic developed in Japan in the late 19th century. The average reader probably cares more about the content of the comic book than the author's nationality, and so the word manga might signify elements of character creation, story flow, humour etc. which differentiates manga from traditional European and American comics. At the Reykjavík City Library manga is a subsection of the comic book section, much like crime stories, superhero stories or European comics, and is extremely popular among our patrons.
For more information, contact:
Björn Unnar Valsson
bjorn.unnar.valsson [at] reykjavik.is (subject: Myndas%C3%B6gusamkeppni%202017)