In 2016, the Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart celebrated its debut with more than 50.000 visitors. This year, the pop culture convention further expands in various entertainment areas. Especially with the impressive Comic Zone the convention manages to live up to its name. Around 230 artists and illustrators within the genres comic, cartoon and manga will be part of the Comic Zone. Visitors can get current works directly from the artists, along with a signature. Apart from well-known presenters, the fascinating Indie Alley features talented artists from all over the world.
Stefan Dinter lives in Stuttgart and is known for the concepts, scripts and drawings of the zombie comic series Die Toten (Panini). The series Ninja Koala he created together with Piet Mannhart (script). Stefan published his first comics in the newspaper of his school. Oliver Wetter, better known under his artistic name Fantasio, also has been an avid artist since childhood. After finishing his artistic studies in 2009, Oliver has been working as freelance illustrator for big publishers such as Weltbild, Fischer Verlage, Paper and Klett Cotta/Hobbit Presse.
Artists are even coming from the Netherlands to present their work at the Comic Con Germany 2017 in Stuttgart. For example Renee Rienties, who is working as freelance illustrator for several companies. She recently published her own web comic with the title “My daily life comics”, which shows funny daily life scenes. Illustrator Lethlenan even comes all the way from Canada to present posters, books and prints from her work. She creates her own doujinshi and has worked for comic publishers like Onipress and BOOM!. Manga fans can look forward to meet Genji Otori, who had her debut on the Animuc Fürstenfeldbruck in 2016. During this year’s Leipzig Book Fair, her main project, a samurai fantasy manga called “Blood Stained Snow” was published as a print version for the very first time. The manga is based on a one shot Genji submitted for a contest. Soon after, it went for printing and is almost sold out by now. She is already working on volume 2.
Comic Con Germany is returning for the second time to Stuttgart on July 1st and 2nd 2017. Stretching over more than 45.000 sqm visitors will find nationally and internationally renowned comic publishing houses, comic artists, cosplayers, games publishers, Hollywood stars, exhibitions, movie companies and a huge dealer’s area. Panels can be watched for free in 2017.
Tickets for Comic Con Germany 2017 Stuttgart are available at http://www.comiccon.de/en/, as well as passes for photo shoots and autographs.
Assets of this year’s Comic Con Germany 2016 can be found on the official Website www.comiccon.de/presse and atwww.messe-stuttgart.de/journalisten/pressematerialien/comic-con-germany