Programme: Event-packed CairoComix festival to kick off its 5th edition

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Oct 2019

The CairoComix festival will include numerous activities showcasing Egyptian and international artists and publishers of comics

Photo: fragment from the 5th CairoComix festival's promotional material

The fifth edition of the CairoComix festival will take place 1-3 November across the halls of the Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum.

The event focuses on comic artists’ projects, finding grants, artistic residencies, exchanges and independent publishing. Among the festival's segments this year are an exhibition, talks with artists, ComicSouk, Artists@Work, and book signings.

The festival will host numerous Egyptian and international comic artists, including Tawfik, Khalid Essafty, Nuria Tamarit, Paul Pope, Benoît Guilleaume, Josh O'Neil, and Tracy Chahwan, among others.

CairoComix was launched in 2015 as the first and only comics 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 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 Rafat behind Garage comic magazine and founders of Kawkab El-Rasameen.

CairoComix festival's programme:


Mahmoud Mokhtar Museum, 5 El-Tahrir Street, Cairo

1-3 November, 12pm-9pm

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