Barcelona Montjuic Palacio 8

31st Salon International Del Comic De Barcelona

Recently I attended the 31st Salon International Del Comic De Barcelona.  The show is located in beautiful Barcelona Spain near several art museums, parks and gardens. For anyone curious here is some of what I experienced.

Just inside the convention entry hall there was a neat display of several giant suitcases. Hanging on the giant suitcases were travel journals, and original art hanging inside miniature suitcase frames. There was a gallery space celebrating 75 years of Superman Comics, a large Western Town themed area with gallery spaces and a stage for events, as well as many other gallery areas.

The convention had publishers big and small, independent and larger bookstores, toys, collectables, video gaming and a little indie comics section too. It was well attended, The final day being the most crowded.

In contrast to comic book shows I’ve attended in  the U.S. there are several large areas of the convention hall dedicated only to viewing the Art.  I found this refreshing, more of a gallery less of a marketing experience. All books on display however, I am sure were available to buy at the show.

Unlike anything I have ever seen the candy counters and chocolate fondue concessions were amazing. White, Milk, and Dark chocolate fondue fountains in not one but two locations inside the venue! I know this sounds like I made it up, so I am including pictures.

I met some amazing artists, creators, and comics lovers and overall had an awesome experience!

Fira Barcelona Montjuic Palacio 8
Fira Barcelona Montjuic Palacio 8
Banner for the event
Banner for the event
Entrance to show
Entrance to show
Giant Luggage
Giant Luggage
Entrance to show with MNAC Museum in the background
Entrance to show with MNAC Museum in the background
Fancy Frames
Fancy Frames
75 years, Superman
75 years, Superman
Vendors
Vendors
Fanzine section /Small press indie stuff
Fanzine section /Small press indie stuff
Wild West Area
Wild West Area
part of the Convention Hall
part of the Convention Hall
Gallery Space
Gallery Space
More Gallery Space
More Gallery Space
Even more gallery Space
Even more gallery Space
Candy and Fondue!
Candy and Fondue!
Amazing Fondue fountains!
Amazing Fondue fountains!
Sunday Crowds
Sunday Crowds
More Vendors
More Vendors

 

Sylvia Mann

"The Mann" a.k.a. Sylvia Mann is an artist, writer, and creator of the Eye Bot and Snail Cat comics series. She is a Portland native with a B.A. in fine and applied arts from the University of Oregon. Other accomplishments include completion of the Graduate Jeweler program at the Revere Academy (San Francisco), and continuing education courses from both PNCA and PCC. Study at these institutions included: ceramics, photography, weaving, welding, metalsmithing, jewelry, painting, and drawing.

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