Introducing the International Comics Festival at Budapest

I’m going to briefly talk about the International Comics Festival of Budapest at PesText, a festival celebrating literature in translation. I have been organizing this festival for at least 5 years (though I’m not sure), and I have been main organizer in the past 2 years. This year, in order to celebrate the 15th festival, I made the event a 5-day affair. Though I will … Continue reading Introducing the International Comics Festival at Budapest

An Interview with Me

I got interviewed by one of the coolest Hungarian websites devoted to SF, Próza Nostra, on the occasion that I was the main organizer of the 15th International Comics Festival of Budapest. Contrary to the past 14 years, when the festival meant basically a single Sunday packed with programmes, this year I made the festival last for 5 days. On the first four evenings there … Continue reading An Interview with Me

15th International Comics Festival Budapest

3/1I have survived the busiest couple of months of my life. I have been the main organizer of the 5-day (!) 15th International Comics Festival, Budapest. I have also become the chair of the Ninth Art Foundation, a foundation working on promoting comics culture in Hungary. Here is our festival poster, drawn by Miklós Felvidéki, and below are some details: 3/2 As part of the … Continue reading 15th International Comics Festival Budapest

Community Comics Library Opened on 13 Dec

Around two months ago Adam approached me with the idea of establishing a comics library. He had a vision of a bookshelf of comics donated by nice people. I immeditely loved the idea. We worked on it for two months. Discussed stuff. Made a Facebook page. The next thing we realized was that there are so many comics donated that there is no more place … Continue reading Community Comics Library Opened on 13 Dec

Roundtables on Literary adaptation comics and animation

The Hungarian Literature Copyright Protection Association and Rights management is organizing a two-day conference on the works and heritage of Jenő Rejtő. The event has two roundtables featuring comics artists, and I will be moderating both. What is more, the location of the conference is at a pub, which is the most fitting place to talk about Rejtő’s novels. Rejtő was a journalist and writer … Continue reading Roundtables on Literary adaptation comics and animation

Kids’n’Comics – Exhibition opening

I had the honor to open the Kids’n’Comics (Kölykök és képregények) exhibition at the Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery on 7 Sept 2018. The exhibition has been curated by Bianka Zsigó, and it features the works of contemporary Hungarian comics artists. Here are some pictures from the opening ceremony — you can still visit this rich and entertaining exhibition till 27 Oct 2018. Exhibiting artists: … Continue reading Kids’n’Comics – Exhibition opening

Catalog of Hungarian Comics I edited has been published

The bilingual catalog on the history of Hungarian comics that I edited in June has been published! And it is beautiful! Thanks to Judit Vincze for the amazing design! The catalog is based on the material of our Comics as Narrative exhibition in the National Széchényi Library (14 May – 28 July 2018), and it provides a richly illustrted survey on Hungarian comics on 84 … Continue reading Catalog of Hungarian Comics I edited has been published

Csepella Olivér: Nyugat + Zombik kritika online

Elérhető az Alföld folyóirat honlapján az áprilisban megjelent kritikám, amit Csepella Olivér Nyugat+ Zombik című képregényéről írtam. Szerettem ezt írni, mert a sok hibája ellenére jó érzés egy olyan képregényről gondolkodni, amely maga is gondolkodik, és egy olyan képregényről mondani valamit, aminek van mondanivalója. alfoldonline.hu/2018/07/kepregeny-a-kolteszet-hatalmarol/ “A képregénynek értelmezésemben két tétje van: a frappáns alapötletet az olvasóközönség érdeklődését fenntartva végigvezetni kétszázhatvan oldalon, valamint a megidézett nyugatosok … Continue reading Csepella Olivér: Nyugat + Zombik kritika online

Laudáció Felvidéki Miklós Alfabéta-díjához (My short speech when presenting the Hungarian comics award)

Az idei Alfabéta-díjjal kitüntetett képregény főszereplője, a névtelen róka világok között egyensúlyozó karaktere végigkísérte Felvidéki Miklós képregényes karrierjét — azaz a fél életét, hiszen már annak a képregénynek is ez a figura a főszereplője, amellyel Miklós tizenhét évesen harmadik lett a Luzerni Fumetto Nemzetközi Képregényfesztiválon (Pinkhell, 2007, 3. szám, 31-34.). Miklós stílusa sokat változott az első publikált Noname-képregények óta, finomodott a vonalvezetés, radikálisan átalakult a … Continue reading Laudáció Felvidéki Miklós Alfabéta-díjához (My short speech when presenting the Hungarian comics award)