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  1. Ghost Comics Festival

    Comics Festival, The Art School, Glasgow, Scotland, 26.10.2019

    Kuš! is happy to participate at the second Ghost Comics Festival in Glasgow! Kuš! will be represented by Latvian artist Pauls Rietums! Come, check out our books!

  2. Comic Arts Brooklyn

    Comic Arts Brooklyn, Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 02.11.2019

    kuš! editor David Schilter will be representing kuš! at Comic Arts Brooklyn, the premium US festival for alternative comics. Meet us right when you come in at table B10!

  3. FRAME

    Comics Festival, Prague, 2.-3.11.2019

    Kuš! will be at FRAME represented by Zane Zlemeša. She'll bring a big selection of kuš! titles, as well as her own zines and prints!

  4. Past Events

  5. Picnic Art Festival

    Art Festival, Shanghai, China, 18.10–20.10.2019

    The Picnic Art Festival is a diverse international festival in Shanghai, China. Kuš! had  a little mini kuš! exhibition there and was represented by it's editor David Schilter, who gave a public talk about comics from Latvia.

    Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

  6. 100 Outstanding Picturebooks

    Exhibition, Foyer 5.1 / 6.1, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany, 16.10-20.10.2019

    Lote Vilma Vītina's mini kuš! 'Worms, Clouds, Everything' was selected by an international jury to be part of the dPICTUS exhibition '100 Outstanding Picturebooks'. Find the whole catalogue here.

  7. Vēsture stāstos

    Exhibition, Lūznavas Muiža, Lūznava, Latvia, 16.09. - 10.10.2019

    Exhibition of the results from the workshop with Anna Haifisch at the Goethe-Institute Riga in 2018 at Lūznava Manor.

    100 years of Latvian history from a slightly different perspective... Young Baltic artists interpreted the stories of Latvian personalities such as Aspazija, Vaira-Vīķe Freiberga, Mark Rothko and others in comics form.

    Participating artists: Beāte Gredzena, Dāvis Lapa, Diāna Kaijaka, Jana Ribkina, Karlīna Marta Zvirbule, Kate Rasa Ozola, Kristiāna Doroščonoka, Mārtiņš Zutis, Raitis Kalniņš, Rasa Pavilona, Rebeka Lukošus, Sabīne Moore, Tonijs Strods from Latvia, Ieva Gvazdaitytė, Rita Dmitrijenko from Lithuana and Liisa Kruusmägi from Estonia.

    Illustration by Kate Rasa Ozola

  8. Boomfest

    Comics Festival, St.Petersburg, Russia 26.-29.09.2019

    kuš! will be at the 12th international comic festival Boomfest in St. Petersburg! At the colorful kuš! table you can meet kuš! editor David Schilter and Oskars Pavlovskis. Oskars and David will also hold a public presentation of working with comics in Latvia. Увидимся!

  9. Anna Sailamaa - Artist Talk

    Artist Talk, Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padomes birojā, Marijas iela 13/3, Rīga, 09.09.2019, 6pm

    The wonderful Finnish illustrator, comic artist and art educator Anna Sailamaa is returning to Riga to visit schools and libraries to give comics workshops. And on Monday there will be a public talk.

    Anna Sailamaa (1979) is a visual storyteller, freelance illustrator and art educator. She started working with comics around 2007 while studying at Aalto University in Helsinki. At the moment she makes drawings, illustrations, comics, animations, takes part in exhibitions and works as a teacher at the Institute of Design in Lahti. Her comics have been translated also in France, Belgium and Poland and she has won the main prize of the international comics competition at the “Fumetto” comics festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Anna Sailamaa is a member of the Finnish comic artists association “Kutikuti” which promotes the status of new and high-quality Finnish comics in Finland and abroad since 2005. In 2016 Anna visited Latvia to hold a comics workshop for youth at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre where the “Kutikuti” 10-year anniversary exhibition “Tempora Mutantur” took place. In 2016 kuš! komiksi published Anna Sailamaa’s comics short story “Everyone Is Hungry” in the mini kuš! series.

    The event and visit in Riga are organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Riga in cooperation with kuš! komikss. Supported by the Embassy of Finland in Riga.

  10. Helsinki Comics Festival

    Comics Festival, Kattilahalli, Helsinki, Finland, 07.-08.09.2019

    kuš! will be at the 34st Helsinki Comics Festival, the biggest festival of it's kind in Northern Europe. Behind the colorful kuš! table at the zine fest kuš! editor David Schilter will welcome you with the newest books!

    Illustration: Excerpt from the festival poster by Maria Björklund.

  11. Komiksai #3

    Exhibition, gallery "Dailininkų sąjungos galerija", Vilnius, Lithuania, 16.-31. August

    Kuš! is part of BALTIJOS ILIUSTRACIJA. KOMIKSAI #3 representing the Latvian comics scene. We'll be presenting riso printed comics made for tne New Perspectives project. Representing are kuš! editor Sanita Muižniece and the artists Rebeka Lukošus, Vivianna Maria Stanislavska and Ingrīda Pičukāne. Ikiukas!

  12. Redrawing Stories from the Past II

    Exhibition, COMICON - Salone Internazionale del Fumetto, Napoli, Italy, 08.04.-06.07.2019

    The exhibition 'Redrawing Stories from the Past: Escape and Migration' presents the works from four European artists - Lina Itagaki (Lithuania), Emilie Josso (France), Julia Kluge (Germany) and Alice Socal (Italy). With a focus on twelve different countries, they tell the story of flight and migration as a consequence of National Socialism. All comics are based on historic documents researched for the 'Redrawing Stories from the Past' project.

  13. Seoul International Book Fair

    Seoul International Book Fair, Stand A14, Seoul, South Korea,19.-23.-06.2019

    kuš! will be at the SIBF, having an exhibitor stand (A14) full of books to promote Latvian comics artists and illustrators, represented by the editor Sanita Muižniece who joins the book fair thanks to the fellowship programme supported by the Korean Publishers Association.

    Support: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation, Latvian Literature, Korean Publishers Association

  14. Gutter Fest

    Small Press Festival, Hangar.org, Barcelona, Spain, 26.-27.05.2019

    kuš! will be exhibitiong at Gutter Fest 2019. Don't miss, come read our books under the Spanish sun!

  15. Georgy Elaev - Lost and Found in Latvia

    Exhibition, Meet + Greet, K57, Kaleju iela 57, 18.05.2019, 16:00-18:00 Rīga

    Last autum Georgy Elaev has discovered a new world by meeting Latvian artists and their works. The impact has made him travel to Rucka residency in Cēsis and make a comic about discovering the Latvian art scene and his international comics energy transition. After seven rainy days, ten pints of local beer, and nine potato pancakes his comic was ready!

    Georgy also brought zines by Siberian artists and the Russian edition of "Fenix" by Zane Zlemeša.

    Georgy Elaev is a comic artist living and working in Siberia. He co-founded Space Cow Press and Comic Arts Tyumen festival.


    Art Book Fair, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 03.-05.05.2019

    MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair 2019 will take place on May 3rd to 5th at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and will bring together a wide selection of some 250 publishers, art periodicals and artists/authors. kuš! will be there represented by Zane Zlemeša.

  17. Feminist Comics from Finnland

    Grāmatnīca/ Bārs “Bolderāja”, Avotu iela 29, Riga, Latvia, 10.04.2019, 19:00

    Why comics needs feminism? How to make a living in comics? How to make collective art work? How to lift each other up in a world that thrives for competition? How is studying comics in France?

    Johanna Rojola and Taina Hakala will be talking about their work in art, present the Femicomix Finland network and hold a comic reading.

    Johanna Rojola is a Finnish comics artist, activist and art teacher. She studied comics in Angouleme art school. She is a founding member of Kuti collective and Femicomix Finland (FEMSKT).

    Taina Hakala is a selfmade artist working with comics, collage, drawing, photography. She organizes comics reading sessions and other network activities. She is also a member of Femicomix Finland (FEMSKT).

    Supported by Feministinen sarjakuvatoiminta

  18. Fumetto 2019

    Small Press Market, Lucerne, Switzerland, 06.-07.04.2019, 13.-14.04.2019

    kuš! will have a table both weekends at the International Comics Arts Festival Fumetto in Lucerne. kuš! will be represented by it's editor David Schilter and by König Lü.Q..

  19. Bologna Children's Book Fair

    Children's Book Fair, H30 E16, Bologna, Italy, 01.-04.04.2019

    kuš! will be part of the Latvian stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fairkuš! editor Sanita Muižniece will join the Latvian publisher delegation to visit the biggest children's book fair in the world and promote Latvian comics artists and illustrators. Besides that? Networking, pizza and pasta...

    Supported by: Latvian State Culture Capital Foundation

  20. Redrawing Stories from the Past II

    Exhibition, Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany, 16.03.-06.04.2019

    The exhibition 'Redrawing Stories from the Past: Escape and Migration' presents the works from four European artists - Lina Itagaki (Lithuania), Emilie Josso (France), Julia Kluge (Germany) and Alice Socal (Italy). With a focus on twelve different countries, they tell the story of flight and migration as a consequence of National Socialism. All comics are based on historic documents researched for the 'Redrawing Stories from the Past' project.

    More info you can find on the gallery's website. FB event.

    Illustration by Alice Socal

  21. Comic Arts Tyumen 2019

    Festival, School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen, Russia, 30.-31.03.2019

    Comic Arts Tyumen, the rad Sibirian comics festival, is happening for the second time! Kuš! will be there represented by Zane Zlemeša, who'll celebrate the release of the Russian edition of her graphic novel Fenix. Don't miss! 

    FB event

  22. ComEdu: Creating Comics for Education, co-working meeting, 28.01.-3.02.19, Latvia

    ComEdu: Creating Comics for Education is an international co-working meeting in Latvia for educators/youth workers and artists from partner and their collaboration organizations from Latvia, Portugal and Estonia to develop educational comics for young people, led by comic artists Amanda Baeza, youth work facilitatior Sintija Lase and comics editor Sanita Muižniece.

    Dates: 28 January – 3 February 2019, Latvia, Talsu novads
    Participants: 20 youth workers and artists from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal

    Participants from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal can apply until 11 January 2019. More info here!

    This meetings is part of the ComEdu: Comics for Education, a strategic partnership between 3 partners: Grafiskie Stāsti (Latvia), NGO Mondo (Estonia) and Rota Jovem (Portugal) in the field of youth, supported by Erasmus+: Youth in Action program. Its innovative practices aim to improve and expand international youth work by bringing comic artists and youth workers together and developing educational comics as a learning and communication tool in non-formal education.

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