HKETO, Brussels supports Hong Kong comics industry at Angoulême International Comics Festival, France (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels (HKETO, Brussels) supported the Hong Kong comics industry’s participation in the 50th Angoulême International Comics Festival, France, from January 26 to 29 (Angoulême time).

     With the theme of "Fifteen Fantasies", the Hong Kong Arts Centre brought seven Hong Kong comics artists and 15 comics books created in Hong Kong to the Festival this year, where they met with readers and industry professionals from all over the world.

     The HKETO, Brussels hosted a networking reception today (January 27, Angoulême time) for the Hong Kong comic artists, professionals and participants of the Festival. In her speech, Assistant Representative of the HKETO, Brussels Ms Carol Tsang said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government supported the development of comics and animation, which had always been an important and well-loved element of Hong Kong's popular culture. The vibrant creative industry and an excellent system in protecting intellectual property had made Hong Kong an attractive place for talents and artists.

     Founded in 1974, the Angoulême International Comics Festival is one of the best-known comics festivals in Europe.

Ends/Saturday, January 28, 2023
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