What do comics have to do with the European project? In these essays, Jason Dittmer argues that graphic narrative is the ideal narrative for a Europe that seeks to emphasize its own outward-facing nature.
ECF mourns the continuous loss of life at the Mediterranean Sea which has sadly reached another peak last weekend. We commemorate those who have tragically perished at the Southern borders of Europe and express our deepest sympathy with those women, men and children who are still suffering at sea at this very moment.
It has been barely a month since mourning the attacks in Paris, and now we are moved to deep sadness over the violence in Copenhagen, also directed towards a public event on free speech. ECF remains as resolute as ever in our dedication to freedom of expression and thought, and to supporting artists in difficult and challenging circumstances, across Europe and beyond. We stand in solidarity with artists, journalists, writers and everyone whose work and ideals help to build open, democratic and inclusive societies. We send our thoughts and sincere condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those who were killed and wounded.
As 2014 is coming to a close, it is an ideal time to be looking back at some of the rich and diverse content we were able to share with you through our library. See our selection of media, books, reports, comics and video, representing the breadth of activities we have undertaken in the past year.
Reframe is an exhibition portraying the work of nine artists from Algeria, Turkey and the UK who use their distinctive styles and viewpoints to ‘reframe’ perspectives on Europe. This report details the specifications of the exhibition, which has been shown at the Philanthropy House in Brussels from 19 March to 12 May 2014, and its surrounding events and offers reflection in the form of collected evaluation forms and the Visitor's book in addition to collated publicity and advertising material and conclusion remarks.
In this essay 50 European artists draw Europ (in French), Didier Pasamonik reviews the exhibition "L'Europe se dessine", which was organized by the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the largest comics festival in Europe.
From March to May, we joined forces with the Cartoon Movement to explore perspectives on the recent European elections through comics and cartoons. We invited artists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. The call was open to anybody who has a perspective to share on European issues, whatever their nationality or country of residence. You can now see all eight selected cartoons including information about the artists in our Library.
As part of our open call for cartoonist and comics artists to reflect on the European elections, we present a weekly selection of work. Our eight selected work is Change of Perspective by Igor Lukyanchenko.
As part of our open call for cartoonist and comics artists to reflect on the European elections, we present a weekly selection of work. Our sixth selected work is EU: It grows on us by Maarten Wolterink: 'Many nations call for cutting the ties with the European Union. Most of them don't know the benefits the EU already brings them.'
As part of our open call for cartoonist and comics artists to reflect on the European elections, we present a weekly selection of work. Our fourth selected work is Voting Conundrum by Ramses Morales Izquierdo.
As part of our open call for cartoonist and comics artists to reflect on the European elections, we present a weekly selection of work. Our second selected work is EurHope by Zurum. European integration started out as an endeavor to create lasting peace, stability and prosperity in Europe, but many feel it has become a neoliberal project more interested in catering to big business than to the average European citizen. Is Europe still our best hope for a prosperous future?
We are joining forces with The Cartoon Movement to explore perspectives on the upcoming European elections through comics and cartoons. Between 31 March and 25 May 2014, we are inviting comic artists and cartoonists to reflect on European citizenship and the various issues that are currently facing Europe. Everyone is welcome to submit their work. We are selecting one cartoon or comic every week to showcase on our respective websites. Our first selected work is EU ElectionS by Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu.
Get to know the nine artists from Algeria, Turkey and the UK who examine and expose the cultural, social and political dynamics between Europe and each of their own countries in the exhibition Reframe.
Reframe is a comics exhibition that came about as a result of a collaboration between three international comic festivals: International Comics Festival of Algiers (FIBDA) in Algeria, Istanbulles in Turkey and Comica in the UK.