Comics and graphic novels are one of the fastest growing segments in the publishing industry. More and more publishers are producing works in these formats creating collections or just adding a few titles per year to their catalogues to enrich their overall offer, many of which become bestsellers. Some countries have a long tradition of comics and graphic novels, some are newcomers… They are all part of this new and vibrant landscape where comics are taking an important position in the world of children’s book publishing. For this reason BCBF is launching a new area dedicated to this exciting medium.
The COMICS CORNER will welcome books from publishers already exhibiting at the fair as well as those that have never attended before. This area will be a showcase with displays by publishing house, enriched by a digital catalogue of the books showcased in the Comics Corner and direct contact with the publishers.
This means that there is no need for publishers to have a dedicated representative at the Corner. But publishers that would like to have meetings or be on hand for Corner visitors will have tables available to them on site.
The collection at the Comics Corner will be launched with a celebratory opening cocktail the first day of the fair. The BCBF’s focus on comics will also include a discussion on translating comics at the Translators Centre, a panel on the art of comics at the Illustrators Survival Corner and a meeting on the business of comics publishing at the Authors Café.