• Currency
  • Language
Comic Con BCN

37th Barcelona Comic Convention

37th Barcelona Comic Convention
Apr 05 - Apr 07

The 36th edition of the Comic Fair in Barcelona returns from 5 to 7 April 2019.

In this article, we will tell you the history of this fair and what kind of exhibition awaits you. Not to mention the new space dedicated to children from 5 to 12 years old.

The comic show is one of the most important events in Spain for comic fans as you the latest news in the comic world will be revealed!

One of the most important exhibitions this year will be Jack Kirby the King of Comic.

If you come to visit the capital of Catalonia, ​​we will help you to find the best holiday apartments in Barcelona. We offer apartments of different types, renovated and well furnished in all areas of Barcelona!

History

The cartoonists first met in Sitges, Spain in 1969. Afterwards, a new show opened its doors in 1981 the Comic Fair – to collect the best of the cultural works of history and bring together all comic fans in one place to share their passion and discover new talent that will ensure a future of comics.

At the first edition, 12,000 people attended the event. With the success of the show, the number of visitors has increased year by year and reached almost 112,000 visitors last year.

In 1986 and 1987, the event had a break, but since then it has been held regularly. However, its location has changed due to the success of the fair: “The Drassanes” (1988 – 1990), “Born” (1991 – 1993), Estación de Francia (1994) and finally The Fira de Montjüic (2018).

The most anticipated event for comic lovers continues to take place at the Fira de Montjüic. 

Exhibition

The exhibits which will be on display were written and edited by great authors.

GRAN PREMIO 2018: LAURA PÉREZ VERNETTI.

An anthological exhibition dedicated to the work of Laura Pérez Vernetti, divided into four parts to understand the main aspects: eroticism, experimental comics, illustrations and literature in vignettes. The sample is composed of 50 originals of some of the most representative works of this author, such as El Toro Blanco, Susana, El Brillo del Gato Negro.

MEJOR OBRA 2018: PINTURAS OF GUERRA, FROM ÁNGEL DE LA CALLE

Exhibition on the book Ángel de la Calle War Paintings, which will include 16 originals, as well as a selection of sketches, notebooks and books related to this work.

34th edition of the fair

Children’s area

New space dedicated to children between 5 and 12 years old, the International Fair of Comics Barcelona wants to create an area that is interesting, educational and will encourage children to read. The purpose of this space is to help promote comics among small children.

This new space is about 3,000 m2 and will include different areas: Drawing workshops where children can make their own drawings, characters, comics…. games, characters, stories, a reading space and a central exhibition where children will learn how to make their own comic.

Children's area
Children's Playroom

Competition

The awards of the 36th Barcelona International Comic Strip Fair, voted by comic book professionals, aim to promote and recognise the authors, while supporting the work of the publishers who bet on them. The awards also want to show the richness and diversity of the comic strip that is published in Spain.

Prize categories

  • Grand Prize of the Comic Fair in Barcelona 10,000 euros
  • Best Work by a Spanish author published in Spain 10 000 euros
  • Spanish author revelation 3000 euros
  • Best Fanzine 1500 euros

Excursions in Barcelona

To make the most of Barcelona and fill your trip with unforgettable experiences and emotions, we offer you the excursions through the Catalan capital organized by our friends - the GetYourGuide team. Choose your excursion and fall in love with Barcelona:

Comic Fair Edition

The video below identifies the activities and what to expect from this great show including costumes, games and a good atmosphere to have fun with friends or family.

Do you like this post?

Click here!

3/5 - 1 vote

More events

  • Fontaine de Montjuic Magic Fountain of Montjüic Event Mar 01 - Jan 06 When can you see the Magic Fountain of Montjuic show in Barcelona? The history of the fountain, the best times...
  • Musica en los parques Música als Parcs 2019 Mar 23 - Oct 20 This summer, enjoy the best free music in the parks of Barcelona!
  • Brunk Electronik in the Park Brunch in the Park Jun 30 - Oct 29 Grab some brunch and then get ready for non-stop... Dancing!
  • BAM music festival BAM Festival 2019 Sep 20 - Sep 23 Don't miss the BAM Festival in Barcelona. Free concerts from an endless selection of musical styles.

Share your thoughts

Apartments in Barcelona

Connect with Facebook
Log in with Google
Forgot your password?
Enter your email below and we will send you a password reset link.
Cancel
captcha

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00.

We speak English, Spanish, German, Russian, French, Dutch and Italian.

+34 678625980
+33 184883620
+1 6465689734
+34 902052856
+46 844680527
+44 2036950691
+31 208083149
+39 0694804041
+49 3030808496
+45 89884196
International number: +34 933255027
Collect entries and win great prizes!

Everyone can collect entries for the prize draw of our contests by participating in our guide & community. Below you see how you can collect entries.

There is no limit to the number of entries you may collect. The more you collect, the bigger the chance to win!

To make it fair for everyone we reset the number of entries back to zero after every draw.

What can you win?
Win a weekend for 2 in Barcelona

Win a weekend in Barcelona


We use cookies to provide you with a better web experience. By browsing our site you accept the use of these cookies. Read more here. OK