From 11th to 13th of June 2015, Oslo Comic Expo (OCX) was held. Many international comic drawers came.
You can visit the provider of this event here; www.strekinstinkt.com
Once they have more English comic strips ready, then a English version of the site will be launched!
The expo was quite crowded on Saturday when I visited the fair and I like to share more pictures with you.
I must admit that my thoughts went a bit about that Oslo should have many more expos like this in Oslo, Norway. There are so many talented comic artists here, but there were also lots of international comics artists that also came, which showed visitors the seriousness within comic-making in the world.
Free Entrance to the Event
America vs Norway
The comics market in the USA is totally different when comparing to our market here. It shouldn’t be like this, but the scene needs all the support that they can get here. When walking to comic shops here in Oslo, there are so many titles to choose from which are imported. The Norwegian market is quite thin compared though, and people don’t really know that there are Norwegian comic makers, so an event like this is very welcome.
It is however very nice to see that the Comic Expo tent was fully packed with people. They also put the event in Grünnerløkka in Oslo, which is a quite fashionable district of Oslo center. Together with other street shopping markets, Oslo Comic Expo got lots of help from it and also sunny weather with temps around 21C, the event got quite popular.
Hope for comeback next year!
The OCX event showed that there are lots of comics interest in Oslo, Norway. I talked to many coming saying that this was one of the better comics fairs that they have been to. One person which I talked to just outside of the tent, came from Chicago in the USA even and he could tell me that he loved this event, though he complained about the long days in Oslo.
If you are even more interested in OCX, then please visit their website: www.oslocomicsexpo.no