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Siglufjörður Comics Festival Announces Debut

Comics fans and creators, rejoice: the Siglufjörður Comics Festival will debut this summer.

A history of comics

The North Iceland town is certainly picturesque, but the town also has historic ties to comics. It is the home of the Siglufjarðarprentsmiðja printing house which, in the 1930s, began printing the very first comics in Iceland.

As such, the town is a fitting place to showcase the works of comics artists and invite others to ignite their creative endeavors, with events spanning numerous venues. One particular highlight is illustrator Brian Pilkington, whose illustrations are immediately recognisable from having graced books about trolls, the Christmas lads, and much more.

Something for everyone

The festival will also feature an Artists’ Alley, the described “heart and soul” of the event, wherein attendees will be able to take in the works of numerous artists. In addition, interested artists may apply to be a part of this event here, but bear in mind the deadline to do so is June 1st.

In keeping with inspiring and celebrating the creativity of others, the festival will also feature a “Drink and Draw” event, and close with a tabletop games workshop.

All relevant information about this event can be found on the official page, and will be held from August 30th through September 1st.

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