Vietnamese, Belgian comic festival in Hanoi
The Belgian Wallonie-Bruxells Delegation to Vietnam in conjunction with Kim Dong Publishing House will organize this year’s comic festival at the Hanoi Library, 47 Ba Trieu Street from May 31 to June 8, Tuoi Tre reports.
The festival consists of two exhibitions, namely ‘Traveling in the ninth arts’ featuring comics from Wallonie-Bruxells and ‘From ideas to comics’ with local comics.
In Belgium, comics are considered the ninth arts while more than half of the publications in the nation are comic productions. Therefore, the Belgian comic exhibition is expected to introduce over 60 Belgian comic writers to locals.
Meanwhile, the Vietnamese exhibition presents 11 new works of local comic writers, including Do Thai Thanh, Lai Hien Luong and To Nhu Nguyen.
Jean Auquier, director of the Belgian Comic Strip Center (CBBD), will join a seminar as part of the festival at 9 a.m. on May 31 on the history of comics, literature and films. While a seminar will focus on comic writing skills.