The fair of the 19th Erlangen International Comic Salon will take place from 11 to 14 June 2020. Featuring around 200 exhibitors, including German and international publishing companies, agencies, comic dealers as well as service companies and vendors of products related to comic art, graphic literature, cartoons, manga, illustration and animation, the festival hosts the most important comic fair in the German-speaking realm. Due to restauration works at the congress centre in 2018, the comic fair took place in air-conditioned fair marquees in Erlangen’s city centre. At the request of a vast majority of exhibitors and visitors, the fair of the 19th Erlangen International Comic Salon will once again be carried out in temporary marquees, which will be located on the Erlanger Schlossplatz and in the Schlossgarten. The registration for the fair is closed since 31 January 2020 but you may still apply for the comic exchange until 29 February 2020. Registration forms can be downloaded below.
Thursday, 11 June until Sunday, 14 June 2020
Opening hours: Thu noon–7 p.m., Fri/Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
The core of the Erlangen International Comic Salon is the Comic Fair, located right in the heart of the city. Around 200 exhibitors – publishers, agencies, comic dealers, comic and illustration classes from universities as well as art collectives, solo artists, small exhibitors and others that deal with comics on a professional level – present their programmes. Numerous new releases will be introduced to the public for the first time and more than 500 artists from around the world can be experienced in person, drawing and signing their books.
The directory of all all exhibitors present at the festival will be updated on a regular basis as of spring 2020.
Saturday, 13 June 2020
Opening hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Comic Exchange on Saturday, 13 June with over 40 dealers from the entire German-speaking area, has been an important asset to the Comic Fair for years. Comic-classics and rarities, sought-after collector's goods, exchange offers, bargains and antiquarian editions – there is hardly anything that cannot be found. A true treasure trove – not only for professionals but also for fans and newcomers. The Comic Exchange will be hosted at the Erlanger Redoutensaal in close proximity of the fair.
The directory of all exchange participants present at the festival will be updated on a regular basis as of spring 2020.
Application Young Forum 2020
Since 2002 the Comic Salon hosts the Young Forum, an area at the center of the fair allocated to universities and academic programmes focusing on comics, graphic design, illustration and animation. Free of charge, the departments and students are invited to present and sell their work and to establish new networks with other students, professionals and visitors alike. We look forward to receiving your application by 15 February 2020!