KOMIKAZE is a non-profit association/network for independent comics, integrating comics activists from Croatia, the Balkans and Europe. In their activities they focus on the production and promotion of the comics culture as well as online and print distribution of original comics. They stage exhibitions, workshops, collaborate with European and global comics initiatives and encourage the
KOMIKAZE is a non-profit association/network for independent comics, integrating comics activists from Croatia, the Balkans and Europe. In their activities they focus on the production and promotion of the comics culture as well as online and print distribution of original comics. They stage exhibitions, workshops, collaborate with European and global comics initiatives and encourage the development of the independent comics scene and original production.
FEMICOMIX is a project bringing together 17 female comics artists, seeking to emphasise the power and potential of female original expression in contemporary comics. In terms of aesthetics, there is no female comics. However, there is general belief that women are not interested in comics. Despite this, a growing number of women has been appearing in the sphere of original comics. Part of the mission of the Komikaze programme is to affirm female comics authors. It was Komikaze where some of them had their first comics published, and the network as such has often been labelled “female” for including a number of active female protagonists. Participating female authors were selected from the archive of Komikaze issues published online and in print.
Participating authors: Nina Bunjevac/Canada; Amandine Meyer/France; Amanda Baeza/Portugal; Bojana Bogavac/Montenegro; Ivana Pipal/Croatia; Petra Brnardić/Croatia; Petra Balekić/Croatia; Ena Jurov/Croatia; Dunja Janković/Croatia; Lina Rica/Croatia; Nele Broenner/Germany; Neja Tomšič/Slovenia; Petra Varl/ Slovenia; Katie Woznicki/USA-Serbia; Agneizska Piksa/Poland; Anna Ehrlemark/Sweden; Ivana Armanini/Croatia
THE FUTURE OF COMICS IS IN FEMALE HANDS!
KOMIKAZE was founded in 2002 as an e-project with the online address KOMIKAZE.HR. The network that now joins 240 authors from 45 countries has seen the release of 37 online issues, 13 printed albums and a series of special editions. They have released 4,300 pages of comics, set-up 177 exhibitions and organised 40 workshops. It is still a priority for Komikaze to cooperate with non-profit autonomous cultural zones. In their 13 years of existence they have created an extensive virtual museum and a dynamic social structure. The network is open and continues to grow. In the context of a group campaign to organise (unarmed) resistance to progressive globalisation of taste and to the growth in institutionalised production of art, Komikaze integrates independent and altruistic activity of artists from various geostrategic areas sharing an autonomous and unrelenting stance as an alternative to the existing predominant artistic practice. To follow the activities within the association please visit the Komikaze info portal and Facebook profile.
29 September 2015
at 7 pm – exhibition opening and Beđomatik / DIY badge workshop (visiting authors: Petra Brnardić and Petra Balekić);
at 8 pm – Praksa choir concert.
6 October 2015, from 4 pm to 6.30 pm – Beđomatik / DIY badge workshop (run by Ivana Armanini, visiting authors: Ivana Pipal and Ena Jurov).
Co-organised by Komikaze, City of Women and Kino Šiška.