FESTIVAL WEEKEND: SEPTEMBER 4/5 – Livestreams, Artist Alley, Workshops and more!

Thank you for an unbelievably great festival weekend 2021!

We are overwhelmed by so many visitors in the museum and in the streams. Many thanks also to all comic artists, experts and comic publishers in the program and in the artist alley, to the sponsors, to the Museum for Communication Berlin and all the helpers. And: Laëtitia, this was for you. ❤️

Program | Map | Exhibitors

Important notices to visit the museum

This year our
international focus is France

Supported by the Franco-German Citizen Fund

Saturday 9/4

10:15Live Action Quiz
From the Printing Press to the Speech Bubble!
10:45Teaser: Exhibition Role models. Feminism in Comics and Illustration
11:00Irgendwas mit Medien. Du störst!
Reading + Talk with Burcu Türker and Hannsjana
12:00Presentation of Berlin’s 2021 Comics Grant recipients
Tagesspiegel editor Lars von Törne will personally present this selection of artists, with interviews and excerpts from their work
13:00Beyond Autistic-Hero-Girl
Daniela Schreiter in conversation with Lara Keilbart
13:30🇫🇷 Presentation of the FondsBeton in support of Franco-German comics projects
Scary Beautiful Finger-Puppet Monsters
16:00🇫🇷 Talk/Introduction:
Catherine’s War – Claire Fauvel in conversation with Augusto Paim
17:00Gott versus Papa Dictator!
Live drawing with Aike Arndt and Mic
18:00Musik und bunte Bilder:
10:45🇫🇷 Interview: Schick Workshop Campus Cactus with Mawil and Yassine de Vos
11:30Girls’ Love – a “new” genre of manga in Germany (Talk by Verena Maser)
12:30Two short films (Englisch/with engl. subtitles):
– Verlagswesen (Annette Köhn)
– Living Archives (Clayton Junior)
14:30🇫🇷 Introduction:
Même Pas Mal Verlag
15:00🇫🇷 Introduction:
ComicInvasion co-founder Wandrille and his publishing house Vraoum
15:30ComicInvasion Shorts Mix
16:00Comic-Colloquium presents:
Where can I find the comics? Self-published comics and manga, libraries and the legal deposit (Talk by Miriam Stenger)

11:30 only via Zoom: Schick Workshop Campus Cactus with Mawil and Yassine de Vos

Sunday 9/5

10:30Comic-Colloquium presents:
The sleeper wakes. A presentation on “images of the future” in comics and caricature (Talk by Christian A. Bachmann)
11:00Über Leben – Maki Shimizu in conversation with Gesa Ufer
Grin-Scream-Scary-Yippeee-Face (TBC) (R)
12:00Girls Love – ein „neues“ Manga-Genre in Deutschland (Verena Maser) (TBC) (R)
Kubuni. Comics aus Afrika
14:00Live Action Quiz
From the Printing Press to the Speech Bubble!
14:30Die Unheimlichen – A reading and conversation with Olivia Vieweg and Aike Arndt
15:30Comic-Colloquium presents:
The drawing pad as a journalistic tool
(Talk by Augusto Paim)
Preisverleihung des inklusiven deutschen Comicpreises der Independent-Szene
17:00🇫🇷 A Franco-German conversation on the topic of zine libraries featuring La Fanzinothèque de Poitiers, Schikkimikki, Le Fanzinarium, Bibliothek des Archivs der Jugendkulturen

Only in the museum:

10-18:00Exhibition: Role models. Feminism in Comics and Illustration
10-18:00Exhibition: The Berlin Comics Grant 2021
12-17:00Family activities live at the Museum
Three stations in the Museum invite comics fans young and old to participate in their own creative activities. Come up with wild, colorful and funny characters or become your own superhero!
Station 1: Superpowered Superhero Masks
Superheroes in comics are, of course, not supposed to be recognized. In their daily lives and at school, they are perfectly normal kids. But when they put on their superhero masks, it gives them superpowers! Take a selfie in the megacity of Communication and post photographic proof for your grandparents and your circle of friends.
Station 2: Photo Story in Unknown Worlds
If not in Berlin, which world would you like to live in as a comics character?  The deep sea? An ice planet? The jungle? With magical beasts or three-eyed creatures? Using green screen technology and photo editing tricks, conjure your own fantasy world on the iPad!
Station 3: Toilet Paper Wire Character Thingies
We’re saving the world a little bit at a time and making precious treasure out of “garbage”! Even a whole family of superheroes can be created from it to help us keep Planet Earth clean. Off we go – grab the pliers, the recycling material, the hot glue and – zzzackwoooomhooooeee – bring the toilet paper wire thingies to life!
14-16:00Only Saturday: Role models in the house.
Live-drawing with comic artists Aisha Franz, Karolina Chyzewska, Sheree Domingo and DJane Mo Chan (Team Pommes)

Important instructions

  • Events marked with 🇫🇷 are part of our focus on France, but take place in or are translated into German.
  • You have to register here to visit the Museum.
  • The following hygiene measures apply to a visit to the Museum: vaccinated, recovered, tested + AHA rules (mask requirement / distance)
  • The studio space in the Museum will not be open to the public.
  • Please understand that there may be changes on short notice.

Program questions?
Mail to programm@comicinvasion.de

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CIB Merch

Focus: France

This year our festival focus is France! $button

Jaja Verlag

Jaja Verlag ist an independent comics publisher from Berlin-Neukölln. $button

Modern Graphics

Wir bieten dir Berlins größte Auswahl an Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels und mehr. $button

acquaspazio / Federico Cacciapaglia

Federico Cacciapaglia is an italian comicartist based in Berlin. $button

mic lololand

Mic ist Autor und Zeichner der Abenteuer um den finsterern Schurken „Papa Dictator“, erschienen im Jaja Verlag. $button


Rotopol ist ein Verlag für grafisches Erzählen aus Kassel. Unser Verlagsprogramm umfasst neben Comics und Illustrationsbücher auch Kunstdrucke, Papeterie und bedruckte Textilien. $button

Werkstatt für Comics, Dirk Schwieger

Die Werkstatt für Comics wurde 2018 von Elke R. Steiner und Dirk Schwieger ins Leben gerufen und ist an die Kreuzberger Gilberto Bosques-VHS angebunden. $button


Reprodukt was founded in Berlin in 1991, and specializes in the publication of alternative and independent comics. $button

Jute Comics

Der Jute Comics Verlag ist, wie der Name schon sagt, ein Comicverlag für gute Comics, vor allem aus Berlin. Seit April 2017 bereichern wir die Comiclandschaft in Berlin-Köpenick. $button

Nozomi Horibe

I draw pictures and write words. I also run an online papeterie called Studio Tampopo. $button

Hajin Jeong

Hajin is an art student in Dresden, Germany, who does paintings, graphics, hand-binding and comics $button

Richard Cowdry

richardcowdry.de $button

Henna Räsänen

Henna Räsänen is a Berlin-based queer and non binary comic artist, a metalhead and a punk. $button


Clairikine is a dual French-US cartoonist currently celebrating her 10th anniversary of moving to the Hauptstadt by not going to any of the karaoke nights or Fußball games they’d planned. $button

Michael Schröter

Ich zeichne seit ich denken kann. Inspiriert haben mich seit meiner Kindheit das MOSAIK, die Corto Maltese-Story und Zeichner der Zwanziger-Jahre-Zeitschrift Simplicissimus. $button

Mad Artists


Office person by day and artist at all other times. $button

melo melo print

Melo Melo Print is probably the smallest Risography printing studio on 5 sqm. in Berlin. The studio was founded in 2019 by the artists Thomas Monses and Maki Shimizu. $button

Die goldene Diskofaust

Die goldene Discofaust is a group of artists, who by founding a collective, built a platform for themselves to venture artistic experiments and enter into an interdisciplinary discourse with one another. $button

Mayha Suaysom

Mayha is a Thai freelance illustrator and graphic designer, who lives now in Stuttgart. $button

Julia Zeyn, Matthias Lehmann

Julia Zejn tells stories for a grown-up audience. Matthias Lehmann draws stories of all kinds. $button

Sasan Pix

I graduated in Visual Communication from the University of Ulster in 2002 and have been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist for the past 10 years. $button


Meine Geschichten und Illustrationen sind sowohl vom Studium der Vergangenheit als auch von der Beobachtung der Gegenwart inspiriert. $button

Vacon Sartirani

Vacon Sartirani is an Italian visual artist based in Berlin. $button


Hello there, lovely to meet you! I am an illustrator, colour-sorcerer, media artist and a being thriving to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN! $button

Paul Winck

Berlin based comic author self publishing short story books through „Weird“ – my umbrella artistic project. $button

Sophia Halamoda

Sophia Halamoda’s Illustrationen drehen sich hauptsächlich um das bunte Berliner Stadtleben. $button

Art Horse

We are a collective of 12 comic-enthused illustrators who have come together to produce and publish comic books. $button


Author and graphic artist from Zurich. $button

Money Matters

My name is Julia Schneider aka Doc J Snyder. I am a comic essayist and a doctor of economics. $button


Renate is many things: Germany’s only comics library, a meeting point and port of call for comic lovers, an artist collective and the name of a yearly published magazine. $button

Fede out

Fede out is a Berlin-based comic artist, cartoonist, streetartist, illustrator, scriptwriter, animator and comic editor. $button

Même Pas Mal

The publishing house Même Pas Mal grew like weeds out of the soil in the dirty and dazzling city of Marseille. $button

Stream Events

For our comic contest this year we wanted to see what you can think about Communities of the Future

Foto: Alma Halfpaap

Foto: Alma Halfpaap
Karin am Infotisch

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Unser Länderschwerpunkt Frankreich wird unterstützt vom Deutsch-Französischen Bürgerfonds.

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