After a three-year absence, the 14th Athens International Comic Festival is now back on track during the country’s economic crisis and is running through Nov. 11 at Diplareios School (Theater Square 3, Psirri). The exhibition theme is entitled Αντοχή Υλικών, The Strength of Materials.
Besides group exhibitions of Greek comic artists, poster exhibition, a retrospective of David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Doctor Who,) there will also be installations, music, cinema, and theater events, as well as book presentations and discussions.
More relevant than never before, this structural term finds its application towards everyday man who faces a hard reality,testing the limits of his endurance. In Diplareios School’s abandoned halls, together with the main program of the 27 Greek comics designers, the public will also be given the chance to admire Lloyd’s work, within the framework of the 30th anniversary since V for Vendetta was published.
V for Vendetta was a 10-issue limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated byLloyd, which charted a masked vigilante’s attempt to bring down a fascist British government and its complicit media.