BELGIAN COMIC STRIP CENTER
MARC SLEEN MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF THE NATIONAL BANK OF BELGIUM
THE HOUSE OF THE GUILD OF ARBALISTS
20 RUE DES SABLES 1000 BRUXELLES
M 1,5 B 29, 61, 63, 65, 66
BEHIND THE SCENES – In the authors’ studio – At the heart of the museum, different artists are working on their projects. Ask them questions, observe their process, and watch the fanzine projection that mixes their work with your and the audience’s contributions!
Explore the world of Kid Paddle in “Midam, Itinerary of a kid from Brussels”; reveal the workshop secrets of a maestro with “Juanjo Guarnido”; or discover the best of Belgian comic creation in 2020 in “United Comics of Belgium”. Looking for inspiration? Authors invite you to admire their work and create a fanzine in their workshops in the centre of the museum.
The world of Kid Paddle, inspired by video games, has seduced readers, gaming enthusiasts and neophytes alike for more than 15 years, thanks to its universal humor! From his first drawings to the most recent works, Belgian author Midam cultivates the art of laughter and puts his talent at the service of humor. Kid Paddle’s albums, known and translated all over the world, symbolize by themselves this humorous universe which has become a staple of European comics.
From his early childhood artwork up to his most recent projects, from his initial pencil sketches up to the final drawings, this exhibition enables our visitors to explore the fascinating journey and universe of this major contemporary author. For the very first time, his entire body of work is exhibited here to pay homage to Juanjo Guarnido, who is without a doubt a real virtuoso!
The Belgian Comic Strip Centre presents United Comics of Belgium, the new exhibition that aims to provide a snapshot of Belgian comic book creation in 2020. The exhibition was set up in cooperation with the AKA (Akadémie des Auteurs de BD Belge) and ABDIL (Auteur.trice.s de Bande Dessinée et de l’Illustration Réuni.es). For the first time in its modern history, the Comic Book Museum partners up with author associations active in Belgium.