5. – 9. 10. 2016, LJUBLJANA | various locations For the fourth year in a row, the Stripolisfest comics festival is bringing together a selection of the best domestic and foreign authors of the ninth art! Exhibitions, workshops, an auction of original comics, a comics fair, presentations and discussions, meeting the authors and publishers, film
5. – 9. 10. 2016, LJUBLJANA | various locations
For the fourth year in a row, the Stripolisfest comics festival is bringing together a selection of the best domestic and foreign authors of the ninth art! Exhibitions, workshops, an auction of original comics, a comics fair, presentations and discussions, meeting the authors and publishers, film screenings – for comics fans of all ages and tastes!
LOCATIONS | DobraVaga, Kino Šiška, Azil Knjigarna, Galerija Alkatraz Gallery, Pritličje, Slovenian Cinematheque, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Studio TipoRenesansa, TAM-TAM Street Gallery on Vegova, Vodnikova domačija Šiška
GUESTS | Marcel Ruijters (NL), Danijel Žeželj (CRO/USA), Delphine Vaute (FR), Marko Kociper, Zoran Smiljanić and Marijan Pušavec, Damijan Stepančič and Neli K. Filipić, Miha Hančič and Maša Ogrizek, David Krančan, Matej de Cecco, Iztok Sitar, Romuald Sourisse | Le Garage L (FR), Vjeran Juhas and Pulska strip čitaonica (CRO), Toni Buršić (CRO), Ivana Armanini and Komikaze (CRO) …
| FESTIVAL WARM-UP |
sat / 24. 9. 2016
@11.00 – 13.00, VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA
SOCIALLY CRITICAL COMICS WORKSHOP | workshop (12+)
A workshop on socially critical comics, led by Iztok Sitar, will be held alongside the This is a Weapon! 20th Century Socially Critical Comics exhibition.
Sign up at: email@example.com.
tue / 27. 9. 2016
@17.00, TAM-TAM STREET GALLERY ON VEGOVA
BY THE WAY WITH DAVID KRANČAN | open-air exhibition opening
Young comics author and illustrator David Krančan will unveil a series of illustrations, created for the poster and visual identity of this year’s Stripolisfest, at the TAM-TAM Street Gallery on Vegova Street.
@18.00, VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA
POLITICS, POLITICAL COMICS AND THE EVERYDAY LIVES OF THEIR AUTHORS | discussion
Alongside the This is a Weapon! 20th Century Socially Critical Comics exhibition, Ciril Horjak, Zoran Smiljanić and Svetlana Slapšak will discuss the issue of politics in comics. The discussion will be moderated by Iztok Sitar and exhibition custodian Petja Grafenauer.
wed / 28. 9. 2016
@19.00, ZRC SAZU ATRIUM
CATHARSIS | discussion at the release of the comic novel Catharsis
At the release of the Slovenian translation of the comic novel Catharsis by Rénald Luzier – Luz, the first to arrive at the scene of the crime following the terrorist attack on satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, Luka Omladič, Alenka Zupančič and Ervin Hladnik-Milharčič will discuss the global paradigm after the attack. The collection of intimate diary entries and drawings about the first months after the tragedy was published by VigeVageKnjige.
fri / 30. 9. 2016
@20.00, SLOVENIAN CINEMATHEQUE
HELLBOY | film screening with introductory lecture by comics artist Izar Lunaček
Guillermo Del Toro, USA, 2004, 122′
An entertaining action adventure, based on the popular eponymous comics by Mike Mignola. The screening will be preceded by a short lecture by Izar Lunaček.
Entry: 4 € / 2 € for Kinopolis members
| FESTIVAL | 5. – 9. 10. 2016
wed / 5. 10. 2016
DANIJEL ŽEŽELJ: SUMI | exhibition opening
The exhibition by Danijel Žeželj, globally acclaimed comics creator from Zagreb, will display a selection of visual treats from his extensive opus. He is the author of numerous albums that were published in comics superpowers such as the USA, France and Italy. He also works as an illustrator, graphic designer, printmaker and animated film author.
MEXICAN INFERNO | announcement of the winner of the comics competition
We will learn who won a one-month exhibition at Pritličje after heading past the maw of hell into the infernally hot bosom of Mexico.
DEVILISH AUCTION | auction of original comics
The third auction of original comics, where feverish bidders will undoubtedly again prove Slovenian comics are worth their weight in gold.
thu / 6. 10. 2016
COMICS BRUNCH | presentation of domestic comics publishers and meeting the authors
Representatives of domestic publishers will present this year’s new comics, publishing plans and challenges, and you will be able to chat with festival guests over coffee and croissants.
@20.00, VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA
MARKO KOCIPER: BADGER AND THE DESERT FLOWER | exhibition opening
Marko Kociper is one of the more prolific Slovenian comics authors with an extremely unique artistic and narrative approach. The heavily anticipated release of the final part of Kociper’s comics trilogy starring the titular Badger will be accompanied by a retrospective exhibition, displaying the latest adventures of this notable, eternally thirsty and horny hero. The Badger and the Desert Flower album was published by Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana.
fri / 7. 10. 2016
MEXICO IN COMICS | lecture
Mexico was not just featured in Meksikajnarji, it was also a fitting backdrop and setting for many other comics. With the help of visual aids, Pia Nikolič, editor of the Stripofilija show on Radio Študent, will explain where and how Mexico’s influence is felt in various comics by authors from all over the world.
DELPHINE VAUTE: YVONNE, L’ENFANT CHÂTEAU | exhibition opening and discussion with the artist
Delphine Vaute is a young French drawer and illustrator. In the DobraVaga gallery at the Ljubljana marketplace, she will showcase a selection of original drawings and illustrations from her picture book for adults, Yvonne, l’enfant château, which was published in Slovenia last year by VigeVageKnjige. The opening of the exhibition will be accompanied by a discussion with the artist, moderated by Anja Golob.
@20.00, ALKATRAZ GALLERY, AKC METELKOVA
MARCEL RUIJTERS & ROMUALD SOURISSE: INFERNO | exhibition opening
The release of the Slovenian translation of comics novel Inferno by Dutch comics heavyweight Marcel Ruijters will be accompanied by an eponymous exhibition at the Alkatraz Gallery. In addition to a selection of original comic pages, illustrations and murals, the author will also display a series of illuminated drawings on parchment, which flirt with medieval artistic heritage with a pinch of irony. Using ancient techniques and materials, the drawings were coloured by French colourist and printmaker Romuald Sourisse. The Inferno album was published by Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana.
sat / 8. 10. 2016
@10.00 – 14.00, DOBRAVAGA
DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH DELPHINE VAUTE | workshop (15+)
At the workshop, led by French drawer and illustrator Delphine Vaute, we will focus on children’s memories and storytelling in images. Bring an object that reminds you of an experience, performance or feeling from your childhood; it will serve as inspiration for the development and shaping of a fictitious art story. The created artworks will be published as a zine. Sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
@14.00, KINO ŠIŠKA | KIOSK
TONI BURŠIĆ: LOST IN LJUBLJANA | exhibition opening
The Lost in Ljubljana exhibition takes a humorous look at the experiences of young Istrian Toni Buršić during his studies in Slovenia’s capital. His mishaps and quandaries in the authentically drawn city of Ljubljana, where you will quickly recognise local buildings and places, are a very special document of their time and the local area.
@14.00 – 21.00, KINO ŠIŠKA | upper lobby
COMICS FAIR | fair, presentations and signings of comics, discussions with the authors
The comics fair, attended by domestic comics publishers, comics stores and sellers of second-hand classics, will be accompanied by presentations and signings of the latest releases, as well as discussions with domestic authors and foreign guests.
Moderators: Pia Nikolič (Radio Študent), Izar Lunaček, Bojan Albahari, Anja Golob
@14.00 – 17.00, KINO ŠIŠKA | upper lobby
BADGE-O-MATIC | Komikaze workshop of original badges (ages 1- 99)
Komikaze is a comics collective and fanzine from Croatia. At the workshop, you will create your own badges, assisted by comics author Ivana Armanini.
Contribution for materials: 2 €
@15.00 – 18.00, KINO ŠIŠKA | upper lobby
MAKE YOUR OWN SKETCHBOOK | bookbinding workshop (12+)
At the free workshop, led by Vanessa Krolikowski, traditional bookbinding specialist and restorer of old prints, you will learn the techniques for creating original handmade booklets.
Sign up at: email@example.com.
@15.00 – 19.00, KINO ŠIŠKA | Katedrala
DANIJEL ŽEŽELJ | screening of short animated films
Katedrala’s big screen will display short animated films by internationally acclaimed Croatian comics, illustration, graphic arts and animation grandmaster Danijel Žeželj.
sun / 9. 10. 2016
@10.00 – 18.00, SLOVENE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
STRIPBURGER LINOCUT WORKSHOP | printmaking workshop (12+)
At the free linocut workshop, led by multitalented French artist Romuald Sourisse, assisted by David Krančan, you will learn the basics of this old printmaking technique and print your own work by yourself. Sign up at: 01 3008 750, 031 728 955 and firstname.lastname@example.org
@11.00 – 13.00, VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA
MEET ARIOL! | reading and workshop for children (6+)
Ljubljana Puppet Theatre actors Ajda Toman, Jan Bučar and Rok Kunaver will live read six episodes of the ARIOL comics series for kids, accompanied by comics projections. Afterwards, there will be an animated comics workshop, led by Andreja Goetz and Maša Ogrizek.
| FESTIVAL COOLDOWN |
wed / 12. 10. 2016
@18.00, ALKATRAZ GALLERY
MARCEL RUIJTERS & ROMUALD SOURISSE | guided tour of the Inferno exhibition, discussion and presentation of pigment preparation according to original medieval recipes
@20.00, Studio tipoRenesansa
MARCEL RUIJTERS | print exhibition opening
During his stay in Ljubljana, Marcel Ruijters will design a new mini series of prints, which will be displayed at Studio tipoRenesansa.
fri /14. 10. 2016
@20.00, SLOVENIAN CINEMATHEQUE
HELLBOY II | film screening
Guillermo del Toro, 2008, ZDA, 120’
The mythological world starts to rebel against mankind, aiming to conquer Earth. Hellboy and his team of sidekicks must save the world from the rebellious creatures.
Entry: 4 € / 2 € for Kinopolis members
sun / 16. 10. 2016
@11.00, VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA
GUIDED TOUR WITH DR. SAVČENKO | guided tour of the Badger and the Desert Flower exhibition
sat & sun / 22. & 23. 10. 2016
@10.00 – 17.00 (WITH BREAK), VODNIKOVA DOMAČIJA
STRIPBURGER COMICS WORKSHOP | workshop (10+)
The two-day free comics workshop, led by David Krančan and Andrej Štular, is aimed at beginners and offers comprehensive insight into comics creativity. The presentation of the basics of the comics language and the work process will be followed by the creation of a short comic. Sign up at: email@example.com.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL | Stripolisfest, the annual festival of the ninth art, is an integrating educational platform, aimed at connecting and developing the domestic comics scene and familiarising the broader public with the pinnacles of domestic and foreign comics production.
The festival evolved out of the cooperation of various institutions, non-governmental organisations, creatives and enthusiasts, dedicated to the cultivation and promotion of comics creativity and culture in Slovenia. By hosting and presenting internationally acclaimed authors, the festival is integrated into modern European trends and the lively international developments in the field of comics.
Production: Kino Šiška, Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana and Zavod Stripolis.
Co-producers and partners: Animateka, Knjigarna Azil, KUD Mreža/Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, Pritličje, Radio Študent, Slovenian Cinematheque, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Studio tipoRenesansa, TAM-TAM, Vodnikova domačija Šiška, VigeVageKnjige.
Supported by the French Institute in Slovenia, the Netherlands Embassy, the Nederlands Letterenfonds, the Slovenian Book Agency, the Department for Culture of the City of Ljubljana, the Ministry of Culture.
All events are free (with the exception of film screenings at the Slovenian Cinematheque). We reserve the right to make changes to the event programme.