In vast areas of the western world, the comic business is a million-dollar industry and illustrators are celebrated as stars. In other areas of the world, however, production, content, distribution or even the existence of a comic scene is quite a different matter. Comics are instead used as subversive reflections of underground culture and/or political activism; Grassroot comics reflect individual concerns, while digital comics call out for resistance to restrictive regimes.
Sharad Sharma (Comic-activist, World Comics, IND), Hussein Adil (Comic artist - Mesaha magazine, IQ), Alejandro Bidegaray (Publisher - Musaraña libros, ARG), Ahmed Hossam (Comic artist, EGY), Daniel Jimenez (Head of Entre vinetas, Medellin, Columbia),
Moderation: Lars von Törne (DE), journalist
event in English