Winners of third edition of Cairocomix Festival (Photo courtesy of CairoComix official facebook page)
CAIRO – 30 September 2017: CairoComix Festival announced winners of the third edition on Thursdy that ran between September 22 and September 24 at the American University in Cairo (AUC) in Tahrir.
Caricaturists Dina Mohamed won Best Graphic Novel with her work “Shobek Lobek.” Seif El Din Nashy won Best Electronic Graphic Novel with “Bombeeks Mory.”
also awarded “Mokhbar 619” with Best Printed Magazine, Mai Kareem with Best Printed Short Story for “About Women,” Mohamed Salah for Best Published Electronic Novel called “Ashrat Haza El Qarn” (Tens of This Century), and the Best Project under execution award was given to Mina George for his book called “Alex.”
Cairo Comix Festival featured an array of talks, workshops, comic book sales and exhibitions and managed to gather amateurs, artists, and competing caricaturists in efforts to emphasizes the movement of independent art in the region.
The festival also featured special segments such as the free comic band “Bent Al Masrwa,” a feminist Egyptian music band, and prominent Egyptian cartoonist
who took part in the festival’s opening ceremony and shared some of her comics.
Another special segment featured renowned French cartoonist Golo who conducted a seminar speaking about his upcoming new graphic novel that will be published in France this month.
Being greatly fond of Egypt, the caricaturist spoke about his inspirational icon Panati Istrati who is also a cartoonist fond of Egypt. Istrati is featured in Golo’s novel that depicts his life struggles. Golo plans to publish another volume in the novel eventually.