Several comic-strip events are being held in various cities in Holland, where
comic albums and collectibles are being sold, where comic artists demonstrate
their skills and meet their fans, where promotion of upcoming albums or
new animation movies take place, where visitors feel the exciting ambience
of what they have in common: love of comic albums and everything that
surrounds it. This event also gives an opportunity for young comic artists
to introduce their works and to attract publishers. The biggest and most
important event is the Stripdagen that is held in Haarlem, which is a
biannual festival visited by around 30.000 people and the most important
comic-artists of the world. All the activities of the strip-day will be
held in and around the city centre: at the main marketplace, galleries,
built up kiosks and tents and numerous available spaces. This year, Stripdagen
Haarlem will be held on 1-2 June 2002, organised by Joost Pollmann (who
organised the same event four and six years ago), supported by the Dutch
Comics Association. World famous comic artists who plan to come to this
event are, among others, Dupuy & Berberian (France), Enki Bilal (Yugoslavia),
Chris Ware (USA), Daniel Clowes (USA), Seth (USA), Benoit (France), Vermeulen,
Loisel, Luis Royo (Spain), Mattotti (Italy), Loustal, Cosey, Adamov (France),
Baudoin (France), and perhaps even Moebius (France) & Jodorowski (Chile).
Works of these artists can be seen in Lambiekís Comiclopedia at :
Other information about Stripdagen Haarlem (mostly are a list of events
with only a short introduction for each event) can be acquired at:
comic albums, artists and studio will be involved for the first time at
this Stripdagen Haarlem 2002. The Indonesian comic community will be delegated
by Qomik Nasional (QN) and Masyarakat Komik Indonesia (MKI/ the Indonesian
Comics Society), who have been co-operating with personal contacts in
Amsterdam and Haarlem for the exhibition and sponsorship information.
The Indonesian comics exhibition is planned to present the history of
Indonesian comics, referring to the periods of their creation, historical
backgrounds and the situation at each period that influenced the comics'
styles and contents. A couple of settings at the exhibition will be similar
to a real kiosk and a street vendor that sells comics albums and magazines
in Indonesia, so the visitors would be able to feel the 'comics hunting'
experience. Through this exhibition, it is hoped that the Indonesian comics
will find a place once more in the Indonesian comic audiences who are
mostly occupied by foreign comics. This exhibition would also like to
introduce the Indonesian comics as a form of Indonesian culture to all
comics appreciators and as many audiences as possible.