Rediscover comics

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Fans of all forms of comics and graphic novels will find a gold mine here: From comics to cartoons to manga, funnies for children, romance for teens and graphic novels for adults, there’s an audience for every genre. In addition to comic displays at the stands, the Book Fair also features book signings and drawing sessions with famous comic book authors. You can find a list of all the comic events from 2015 here.

Special highlights include the finale of the German Cosplay Championship and the announcement of the winner of the German Cartoon Prize. There are so many things to discover!

Comic Collective Stand

Popular everywhere – at home everywhere.
(Almost) everything at a glance – there’s a treasure trove of new titles to discover at the Comics Collective Stand in Hall 3.0, from adventure novels to graphic novels. Here you can find for example: Bocola, Carlsen, Edition 52, Egmont Comic Collection, Egmont Graphic Novel, Egmont Manga, Knesebeck, NOFI Production, Schreiber & Leser, Suhrkamp and Virtual Graphics.


Traditionally, at 2:30 p.m. on the Sunday during the Book Fair, the finale of the German Cosplay Championship is held in the Harmonie hall of the Congress Centre. On Saturday, 22 October, and Sunday, 23 October 2016, countless cosplayers and manga fans will once again come together in the centre’s foyer.

Here you’ll find:

  • Event organisers, associations and supporters: Animexx, Cosday e.V., Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft (German-Japanese Association), Consulate General of Japan in Frankfurt, wie.mai.kai e.V.

  • Retailers: DAEBAK – K-Pop, FinalFun, Japanische Einrichtungen, Japan Input, KAZÉ, Manga Mafia/Z-Zero, Matrix, myCostumes, Otakusan, Rune Merch/Yukon, Sammlerecke, XtraBooks

  • Comics publishing companies: Carlsen and Egmont Manga

  • New exhibitors 2015: Butter & Cream (manga publisher), Carmen Martinez (gothic and steampunk fashion), Pébéo (dyes and materials for costume design), (merchandising), Tiko Cosplay (merchandising), Karfunkel (magazine for LARPers and reenactors)

Become an exhibitor or event organiser

New: Special package for trade visitors specialised in comics / graphic novels

A new offer from the Frankfurt Book Fair for interested trade visitors.
For only 214,20 € incl. VAT the package includes many services:

  • One trade visitor ticket for the duration of the event (incl. local public transportation)
  • An exhibitor catalogue
  • Catalogue excerpt featuring exhibitors specialised in comics / graphic novels
  • A guided tour with comic expert Christian Maiwald
  • Entry to the graphic novel reception, the networking event for everyone working in comics
  • A Guest of Honour cup
  • A power bank for your mobile devices

Comic impressions 2015