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Hanne Hansen award 2016

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The 2016 Hanne Hansen Award was presented to a packed ballroom at Best Westerne Hotel Jørgensen in Horsens, on September 10th.

This year’s recipients were chosen not for their published work, but rather for their tireless efforts behind the scenes. One presenterer compared what they do, not to the water bearer, which every star cyclist requires, but rather to the mechanic, who makes sure that the gears are oiled.

That is what this year’s recipients do. They work behind the scenes, getti

ng comics out to the people, either by creating an environment in which aspiring comics creators can learn the craft and later hone it; or the publisher, who for 25 years has published comics by Danish and foreign creators alike; or the shop owner, who after 10 years of loyal service to her store became the owner and continues the proud tradition, that saw her store celebrate 45 years of continuous business in 2016.

One last honorary award, was bestowed upon a creator, whose work has inspired many a Danish cartoonist and made millions of readers laugh on a daily and weekly basis.

Art Bubble is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Hanne Hansen Awards

Morten Thorning – center leader of The Animation Workshop of Viborg

Paw Mathiasen – owner of Forlaget Fahrenheit

Marit Nim – owner of Fantask – the longest serving comic book store in the universe

And finally – Mort Walker, creator of Beatle Baley and Hi & Luis.

Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!


Talk on Chinese Comics

Nicolas GrivelNicolas Grivel on Chinese Comics: From Lianhuanhua to the New Talents of the Chinese Comics Scene, or the Tribulations of a Frenchman in China
The Chinese comics scene is still not very well-known around the world. This lecture aims to describe the landscape of the comics publishing industry in China, from its roots in lianhuanhua  (palm-sized serial picture-books) by such artists as He Youzhi to a new generation of cartoonists such as Zou Jian, Nie Jun and Golo Zhao who are influenced by manga, as well as European and North American comics. What will their future be outside of China?
A seeming commercial Eldorado, Grivel will examine the potential and limits of the market within Mainland China for foreign publishers and cartoonists. The lecture will also focus on Chinese universities with art departments, the deep link between comics and the animation industry, state censorship, the rules of the Chinese market and also the amazing energy of the new comics scene in China.
Born and raised in North Eastern France, Nicolas Grivel is a literary agent (Nicolas Grivel Agency). He began his publishing career in 2003 as a senior editor for Pika (publisher of manga – Hachette France). He now owns an agency specialized in the sale of rights (paper, digital and media) of bande dessinée, comics, graphic novels in creation and in translation around the world. He has sold in English graphic novels as Ariol by Emmanuel Guibet and Marc Boutavant, Today is the last day of the rest of you life by Ulli Lust, Sam Zabel & The Magic Pen by Dylan Horrocks, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Jim Curious by Matthias Picard, Ghetto Brother by Julian Voloj & Claudia Ahelering, Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni, A Game for Swallows by Zeina Abirached, An Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana Neyestani, First Man by Simon Schwartz, Peplum by Blutch, Incidents in the night by David B, etc.
The goal of Nicolas Grivel Agency is to represent and to push demanding works which make the readers think. Nicolas is casting a wide net for all kinds of graphic stories. He’s also scouting comics and artists for the American studio Laika as well and he’s teaching classes in two French Universities and doing lectures in various universities or events as Beijing Film Academy, Hanghzou Festival, Ligatura (Poznan), Budapest BookFair, Warsaw BookFair, etc.
He lives in Paris and likes to travel.
Sunday at 13.00


The old Library Hall, where the 2015 Art-Bubble Comics Festival will take place.

The plan for Art Bubble is at hand, and we’ve got a finely packed program of signings and panels.

Changes may come, but we present you with panels featuring Don Rosa, David Petersen, JP Ahonen, Freddy Milton, Nicolas Grivel and a pletora of Danish comicbook personalities, all held in the Library Hall of the Round Tower. In addition to this, loads of signings by our fantastical and exciting Danish and foreign artists.

Panels – Saturday 14th of November

11.00 – 12.00 David Petersen talks about Mouse Guard w/ Árni Beck Gunnarsson.

14.00 – 15.00 JP Ahonen talks about Perkeros and music w/ Christopher Thomsen.

16.00 – 17.00 Henrik Rehr, Lars Jakobsen, Thomas F. Pedersen, Frank Madsen, Carsten Søndergaard and Steffen Maarup talks about comicbooks in Denmark moderated by Árni Beck Gunnarsson.

Panels – Sunday 15th of november

11.00 – 12.00 Freddy Milton and Kaos! w/ Christopher Thomsen

13.00 – 14.00 On Chinese Comics with Nicolas Gravel

16.00 – 17.00 Don Rosa draws Uncle Scrooge whilst talking to Anders Christian Sivebæk.

Saturday 14th of November

Don Rosa – Faraos Cigarer:

10.00 – 12.00 Don Rosa
13.00 – 15.00 Don Rosa
15.45 – 17.45 Don Rosa and Freddy Milton.

David Petersen – Fabel:

13.00 – 15.00 David Petersen and Lars Jakobsen signings and possibilities for drawings.
15.45 – 17.45 David Petersen signing and drawing .

JP Ahonen – Cobolt:

10.00 – 12.00 JP Ahonen signing and drawing.
17.00 – 17.45 JP Ahonen signing and drawing.

Walthéry – Cobolt:

12.00 – 14.00 Walthéry signing and drawing

Henrik Rehr – Fahrenheit:

10.00 – 11.00 Henrik Rehr signing and drawing.
17.00 – 18.00 Henrik Rehr signing and drawing.

Walthéry, Thierry Capezzone, Simon Petersen, Anni Lippert and Peter Madsen – Fyns Antikvariat:

10.00 – 11.30 Anni Lippert and Peter Madsen signing and drawing.
12.00 – 14.00 Peter Madsen and Freddy Milton signing and drawing.
14.00 – 15.30 Simon Petersen and Thierry Capezzone signing and drawing.
15.30 – 17.45 Walthéry signing and drawing.

Peter Madsen – Comicgarden:

15.30 – 17.30 Signing and drawing.

Peter Kielland – Aben Maler: 

13.00 – 14.00 Signing and drawing

Paul Arne Kring – Signing all day in his own stall.

Panel area:

13.00- 14.00 The three Hanne Hansen awardees of 2014 signs and draws – Ingo Milton, Henrik Rehr, Thierry Capezzone

Kids only
Kids Area: Kids will be able to sit and read comics (in Danish) sponsored by Egmont publishing all day long.
But some of the Danish artists drawing kid friendly comics will drop by to draw and sign for the children.

10.30 – 11.30 Freddy Milton, probably the best known Danish Disney artist.

12.00 – 13.30 Thomas ”Thop” Fris Pedersen is known as the origin of the popular Zombie christmas decorations and the childrens book series about the aliens Flix and Flax.

14.00 – 15.30 Sussi Bech and Frank Madsen, the artists who’ve given us our fantastic poster. They do Snus Mus and the SciFi series Gustav og Raketbroderskabet.

Sunday 15th of November

Don Rosa – Faraos Cigarer:

10.00 – 12.00 Don Rosa signing.
12.00 – 13.00 Sussi Bech and Frank Madsen signing.
13.00 – 15.00 Don Rosa signing.

David Petersen – Fabel:
10.00 – 12.30 David Petersen signing and drawing.
13.30 – 15.00 David Petersen signing and drawing.
15.45 – 17.00 David Petersen signing and drawing.

JP Ahonen – Cobolt:

11.00 – 13.00 JP Ahonen signing and drawing.
14.30 – 16.30 JP Ahonen signing and drawing.

Ingo Milton – Fahrenheit:

10.00 – 11.00 Ingo Milton signing and drawing.

Henrik Rehr – Fahrenheit:

13.30 – 15.00 Henrik Rehr signing and drawing.
17.00 – 18.00 Henrik Rehr signing and drawing.

Walthery, Thierry Capezzone, Simon Petersen, Peter Madsen and Paul Arne Kring – Fyns Antikvariat:

10.30 – 12.00 Thierry Capezzone and Simon Petersen
12.00 – 14.30 Walthéry and Thierry Capezzone
15.30 – 17.00 Walthéry
15.00 – 16.30 Peter Madsen and Freddy Milton.

Paul Arne Kring – Signing all day in his own stall.

Panel area

14.30 – 15.45 Thomas Thop Pedersen, Sussi Bech, Frank Madsen, Ingo Milton

Kids only
Kids Area: Kids will be able to sit and read comics (in Danish) sponsored by Egmont publishing all day long.
But some of the Danish artists drawing kid friendly comics will drop by to draw and sign for the children.

12.00 – 13.30 Henrik Rehr, who has drawn Beagle Bailey and Rasmus Klump

13.00 – 14.30 Freddy Milton, probably the best known Danish Disney artist.

15.30 – 17.00 Thierry Capezzone, who has drawn HC Andersen Junior and Rasmus Klump

For other signing, the public is referred to ask the stall holders bedes publikum henvende sig til de forskellige standholdere.

Floor plan



Forlaget Forlæns brings Marcel Ruijters to the guest list

IheronimusIn conjunction with the release of the Danish translation of Marcel Ruijters biography on Hieronymus Bosch, his Danish publisher at Forlaget Forlæns has invited the Dutch creator to Copenhagen for the Art-Bubble Festival at The Round Tower.

Marcel Ruijters is a veteran of self-publishing since the late 1980s and has been working internationally with many publishers, including Le Dernier Cri, L’An 2, Oog & Blik, Knockabout and Forlaget Forlaens. Over the latest decade, his work has been inspired by medieval art. His adaptation of Dante’s Inferno was awarded as the best Dutch graphic novel of 2008. His biography of Hieronymus Bosch is his latest, and most ambitious project thusfar.


Marcel Ruijters Borsch2 Marcel Ruijters Borsch1 Marcel Ruijters Borsch3

Don Rosa signing

Art-Bubble has received a number of emails requesting information about Don Rosa’s signing schedule for The Round Tower.

We are pleased to announce, that Mr. Rosa will be signing throughout the weekend during opening hours. Mr. Rosa will be available throughout the day, with the exception of participation in panels and necessary breaks during the day.

Any lines that may form for Mr. Rosa will be handled by the festivals volunteers and we ask that you respect their instructions for the line.