08 junho 2011
VII Festival Internacional de BD de Beja
Resta salientar o bom: o já mencionado fantástico trabalho e cuidados nas expo; e mau: o facto de este ano não ter havido propostas de trabalho para edição na Colecção Toupeira…
Aproveito para divulgar que as edições Arga Warga estão disponíveis no mercado do festival.
In spite of the economic crisis, Beja’s VII International Comics Festival has opened its doors. It’s well known that this event of the plains is amongst the best reference in iberic comics’ festivals, for its sobriety & excellence in execution, and for the mainstream and independent eccletism with which it mounts the exhibits and invites authors. From 28 May to 12 June, the galleries and spots will hold the show’s various displays and program, which are shown in the official website.
Although I choose a disastrous weekend to visit it, due to a brutal thunder storm that also rained hail, the atmosphere of relax and chance to gather with friends didn’t dim the experience in the slightest – quite the opposite. Faded to memory is the urgent team-work in which I, along with Tiago (of Mongorhead Comics), Silvestre (aka Véte BD) and Paulo (director of the festival) armed ourselves with brooms in order to relieve a heavy pocket of water that was forming in a corner of the tent of the commercial area;)
The good: the already mentioned amazing work and carefulness in the exhibits, plus distribution of spaces; the bad: the fact that this year no one present work to publish in the comic of Toupeira Collection…