Comics Corner

Comics and graphic novels are one of publishing’s fastest growing markets, and BCBF has dedicated a special Comics Corner to this thriving sector: a dedicated exhibition area with showcases and meeting tables available to publishers.

The Corner is designed to offer both BCBF Exhibitors – who will be offered special prices – and publishers not exhibiting at the trade show their own special space in this area exclusively dedicated to comic books.

Italian comic book publishers will this year be in the spotlight with a dedicated matchmaking programme developed with the support of ICE, Italy’s trade institute promoting Italian business abroad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Comic books also have a special section on the Global Rights Exchange, BCBF’s digital copyright trading platform.

BCBF’s spotlight on comics will also include a broad raft of events. These include the BolognaRagazzi Comics Award and meetings looking at both the artistic and business side of the comic book.

Among the events at the 2022 edition dedicated to comics:

  • Twenty Years of Kids Comics in Italy: taking stock and looking forward
  • Twenty years of Global Kids Comics
  • The Winners of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2022 - Comics category
  • Kids Comics: comic books for early readers
  • Translating comics and graphic novels

… and many video about the Comics Corner, in the BCBF TV

BolognaRagazzi Awards - Comics

To support the important role that comics and graphic novels play in today’s children’s publishing industry, BCBF introduced COMICS as a brand-new permanent category of the BolognaRagazzi Award. The COMICS category includes three different sections: Early Reader, Middle Grade and Young Adult.