MAB – Internacional Festival of Multimedia, Art e ComicsDate: 2012-03-10
MAB-Festival Internacional de Multimédia, Arte e Banda Desenhada it is an event dedicated to various art forms such as: animation, illustration and comic books.
It will take place on 2 weekends — 10/11th and 17/18th March —at the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and it will include several renowned authors from countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Portugal.
Mainly addressed to a public interested on these art forms it include activities such as exhibitions of originals, autographs sessions, presentation of short animation movies and masterclasses, we will also have a commercial area for the authors to sell some of their products as well as book stores and publishing companies.
Regarding the schedule agenda of this event, we’ve to show an exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the comics character Prince Valiant (coordinated and with the cooperation of publisher Manuel Caldas) , an homage to editor/author Sergio Bonelli that passed away last year and a small one with our own character “Sketch” that’ll be designed by our graphic designer Jorge Ferreira and will serve as some kind of interaction with the comics con.
Oporto city doesn’t have an event like this for more than 11 years. The organization tries to show and promote to the public interested on these art forms some authors that aren’t well known in Portugal but show pieces of work of interest all over Europe.
By doing this we try to “Resurrect” a tradition of promotion of artists that like others such as Marjane Satrapi, Peter Kuper, Tom Hart, Ed Brubaker, Jason Lutes or Dave McKean (to name some), who had their first opportunity to contact Portuguese audience on the ancient comics con “Salão Internacional de Banda Desenhada do Porto” that finished on 2001.
Partners: School of Fine Arts, (University of Porto), Metro do Porto and project Casa Viva.
Metro do Porto will promote this event with promotional videos on the screens of the main stations in Porto and will exhibit there two exhibitions. (Prince Valiant and Sketch).
CasaViva Project will have the other schedule agenda that will show to the public: presentations of editorial news, exhibitions of new Portuguese talents and concerts.
At the School of Fine Arts we will have an exhibition of homage to editor/author Sergio Bonelli.
CasaViva will give room to new talents on areas such as: comic book, animation and illustration authors where they can promote and sell their works. MAB is open to new projects on these areas and all that we ask to people is to send their works towards the email that was created for this purpose: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a low budget event, being possible only through partnerships and the work of this organization, being this event of public interest we ask to everybody to promote it by your available means. (be it by twitter, facebook, blog or website).
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