Art Alert: Cairo Comix festival at Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum next weekend

Ahram Online , Monday 22 Oct 2018

The festival is the largest platform for comics in Egypt

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Cairo Comix 4 (Photo: part of promotional poster)

The Cairo Comix festival will take place next weekend at the Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum in Zamalek.

CairoComix was launched in 2015 as the first and only comic festival in the country. It is a three-day immersion into the world of comics, and the largest platform supporting the genre in Egypt.

The third edition will include three different exhibitions on comics, in addition to a daily schedule of talks featuring ten guest speakers.

There will also be a comic market, and a opportunities for comic book signings.

The festival also features a competition for the best comic book artists and their work, which in the past has acted a launchpad for new work.

The founding artists behind CairoComix include Shennawy, co-founder of Tok Tok magazine and manager of The 9th Art Foundation; Magdy El-Shafei, author of the graphic novel Metro and Twins Cartoon; and brothers Mohammed and Haytham Ra'fat behind Garage comic magazine and founders of Kawkab El-Rasameen.

The full programme for this year’s festival has yet to be announced.

2-4 November from 12 to 9pm daily
Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, 5 Tahrir St., Zamalek

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