NEW INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Passa Porta’s intention in Brussels in Shorts is to make a literary contribution to the appeal of the Belgian capital. For the second time, ten strip cartoon authors and scenarists from Belgium and abroad are being given the chance to create a graphic story on contemporary Brussels, with financial support and accommodation in the centre of the city. The assignment: to capture contemporary Brussels in a 12-page graphic short story, with the additional requirement that one or more characters must visit an existing Brussels hotel.
Uitgeverij Oogachtend will publish all the stories in one Dutch-language album, the sequel to the successful Bruss. Brussels in Shorts.
Share your view of today’s Brussels: submit your candidature before 20 November 2013.
In 2011, to make a gift of new stories to the metropolis, Passa Porta launched Brussels in Shorts, an international graphic short story contest. Ten participants were selected to create a story about contemporary Brussels. The stories, which were published in the album Bruss. Brussels in Shorts in February 2013, differ in style and content, but they are all linked to the same location: the Oude Graanmarkt in the capital’s historic centre. The authors were also guests at the 2013 Passa Porta Festival. An exhibition of the original drawings was on at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre and this autumn it can be seen in Ostend and Hasselt.
- 28/09 > 05/10/13 – Ostend art academy
- 13/10 > 27/10/13 - Hasselt art academy
You can take a look at work-in-progress by the winners of the first contest here:
- Paula Bulling & Maman Salissou Oumarou
- Elric Dufau
- Karrie Fransman
- William Goldsmith
- Eva Hilhorst & Wauter Mannaert
- Tomáš Kučerovský
- Antonio & Carlos Segura Donat
- Frederik Van den Stock
Brussels in Shorts is a Passa Porta initiative commissioned by the Secretary of State Bruno De Lille, Member of the Board of the Flemish Community Commisssion (VGC), responsible for Culture, Youth, Sport and Civil Service.