Program

September 21, 19.00
ARTIST TALK – BENOIT PEETERS & FRANÇOIS SCHUITEN
authors of the classic comic series “Les Cités obscures”.
FRENCH INSTITUTE IN SAINT-PETERSBURG.
Nevsky Prospekt 12 (m. Admiralteyskaya).
Free admission.
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September 21, 19.00
“GENRE SENRY IN GRAPHIC ARTS” – LECTURE by VICTOR MELAMED,
artist and teacher of The British Higher School of Art and Design.
LIBRARY OF OKHTA-LAB MAYAKOVSKY SYSTEM LIBRARY.
“Ohta Mall”, Yakornaya, 5A, 2 floor (m. Novocherkasskaya).
Free admission.
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September 22, 11.00-18.00
CONFERENCE “COMICS IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES – RUSSIAN AND FOREIGN EXPERIENCE”.
THE LIBRARY OF BOOK GRAPHICS & COMICS OF LERMONTOV SYSTEM LIBRARY.
ul. 7 Krasnoarmeyskaya, 30, entrance from the yard, code 150 (m. Tekhnologicheskiy institut).
Free admission.
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September 22, 19.00
VERNISSAGE OF EXHIBITIONS OF THE FESTIVAL
THE LIBRARY OF BOOK GRAPHICS & COMICS OF LERMONTOV SYSTEM LIBRARY.
ul. 7 Krasnoarmeyskaya, 30, entrance from the yard, code 150 (m. Tekhnologicheskiy institut).
Free admission.
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23 – 24 September, 11.30-19.00
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND BOOKFAIR (comics and picture books, fanzines and prints).
NEW HOLLAND ISLAND
Admiralteysky Canal Embankment, 2 (m. Admiralteyskaya).
Free admission.
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September 23, “Science and Education” (Pavilion)
11.30 “The science of comics: Why it is time for all the humanities scholars to study comics”, a talk by Alexei Pavlovsky (organizer of the ComixStudies project)
12.00 “Analysis of the concept of style in comics: a new scientific approach”, a lecture by Jacques Durrenmatt (Professor at the Paris-Sorbonne University).
13.30 Discussion panel “New discipline – old methods: what does comics research need to become a science?” Participants: Participants: Natalia Potapova (PHD in History, assistant professor at History Department of St.Petersburg European University), Irina Golovacheva (PHD in Philology, professor, St.Petersburg State University).

14.30 Presentation of the book “I Am An Elephant!”, meeting with the authors Lena Uzhinova and Vladimir Rudak

16.00 “Self-training in graphic arts”, lecture by Victor Melamed (artist, teacher of The British Higher School of Art and Design).
17.00 “Teaching Drawing as a Language”, lecture by Pierre Thome (Teacher and Head of Department of Illustration at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Art & Design).
18.30 “The changing cultural status of comics in America”, Lecture by Bill Kartalopoulos (teacher, curator of exhibitions, critic, publisher).

20.00 From sketch to graphic reportage, Lecture by Benoit Guillaume (French illustrator and comics artist).

September 24, “Author and publisher” (Pavilion)
11.30 “Fanzines in Russia Today”, a talk by Vitaly Terletsky (comics artist, curator of the Fanzine Factory at the Big Festival).
12.00 “15 years of fanzines”, Lecture by König Lü. Q. (comics artist, Switzerland).
13.00 Discussion panel “Why do we create zines?” Participants: Minava, Tipatzeha project, Artyom Trakhanov.

14.00 Presentation of the book “Midnight Earth”, meeting with the book’s author, Julia Nikitina.

15.30 “Modern Russian Comics”, a talk by Alexei Pavlovsky (organizer of the ComixStudies project).
16.00 “10 years of kuš!”, Lecture by David Schilter (founder of the “kuš!” anthology).
17.00 Discussion panel “Is it easy to publish Russian comics?” Participants: Dmitry Yakovlev (Boomkniga Press), Vladimir Lopatin (Live Bubbles Press), Alexander Borchevskiy (SPb Comics Press).

PROGRAM MAY BE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS.

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