Brussels Comic Strip Festival

Share the love of bandes dessinées with your students and deepen your knowledge of language and culture

From the heart of la bande déssinée in Europe comes an opportunity to discover the various worlds and genres of comic strips in your French class. From series "The Adventures of TinTin" by Hergé to Velter's Spirou & Fantasio and Peyo's The Smurfs, take your students on a most delightful encounter with the Ninth Art. 

Highlights Reel from the Brussels Comic Strip Festival

From the live painting of murals and writing of comic books in front of audiences, talks and debates between artists and fans about the world of comics, musical performances, illustrated lectures and more, there are endless creative activities on offer during the Brussels Comic Strip Festival. 

The Ultimate Comic Selection [Kids & Teens]

Enjoy our selection of new comic arrivals and our favourite coups de coeur in the Culturethèque - borrowing is free of charge for members and students. Not a member? Click here

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For Adults: The Ultimate Comic Selection

Don't let the kids have all the fun. There is also a selection of comics for adults on Culturethèque to help you fall in love with the Ninth Art. Borrowing is free for members and students. Become a member here

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Google Maps Challenge: Brussels Street Art

Look no further for a fun activity to delight and enchant your students (or yourself). Follow this Google Maps challenge, digitally wandering the streets of Brussels to find building facades and other public spaces adorned with your favourite Franco-Belgian comics. 

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A Beginner’s Guide to Franco-Belgian Comics

Different styles of comics exist all over the world; the format, layout and page size can vary, which in turn, results in a unique final product. What makes a comic distinctly Franco-Belgian? Can you imitate this style in creating your own comic strip? Follow this beginner's guide for more details. 

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1 Jour, 1 Question | Comment fait-on une BD ? 

An encouraging starting point for any novice BD creator (including your students). Get tips for using visual techniques to help bring your story to life and engage your readers. 

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