Under the high patronage of the municipality of Contern, ministry of culture and ministry of economy 

Author of the poster 2023: Thierry Capezzone

29th International Comics Festival in Contern

Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

July 15-16, 2023

The 29th edition of the International Comics Festival in Contern will take place on 15 and 16 July 2023 and the organising committee is already in full preparation! Mark this date in your diary for an unforgettable experience of conviviality and entertainment for young and old and all this under the sign of comics!



About the Festival

Programme 2022

What to do at the comic festival? Who is our target public?

Comic book fans? You will be spoilt for choice with over fifty authors representing Belgian, French, Luxembourgish, German, and British comics. With a wide selection of American comics, Franco-Belgian youth comics, fantasy comics, manga, and many more, there will be something for all tastes and ages. You will not only have the opportunity to meet your favourite artists, but also discover new ones and ask them for a signing.
You may also take a stroll through the streets of the village (which will be closed to traffic) or go bargain hunting for that missing tome in your collection at resellers’ booths.

Families looking for a convivial moment?

Throughout the weekend, we offer a programme full of activities for children, such as creative workshops, outdoor activities as well as a bouncy castle with the effigy of our Luxembourgish comic hero Superjhemp. Thanks to the Kidspass, children can collect stamps from various stands and thus discover the world of comics. There will also be street performers whose shows you can admire. Have a look at our photo gallery to get a feel for the festive atmosphere of our Festival!

All our activities are free!

And for everyone …

Contern Comic Festival is not only a comic festival, but also the perfect opportunity to meet your friends and relax over a drink while listening to our street musicians. Our local clubs and associations will provide the catering and help our visitors to feel at home.

Inauguration of the “comic village” monument on July 8, 2022


The authors – Thierry Capezzone in the spotlight


Authors 2022

For 2023, comic book author Thierry Capezzone will be the honorary president of the Festival.

During the two days of the Festival he will be present to sign his newest releases. He also created the poster of this year’s festival where you can discover his flagship character – Petzi – in the vineyards of the Moselle region.

In the background you can see the Château de Schengen on the left, and on the right the monument of the ‘Schengen Agreement’, which symbolises the free circulation of people and goods in 26 European countries and made Schengen the most famous Luxembourgish village in the world. Instead of picking grapes, Petzi and his friends are picking comic books, and we can assure you this year’s comic book harvest will be an excellent one!

Next to him, more than 50 comic book authors will welcome you for signing sessions during the whole weekend.

To discover more, check out our social media (Instagram, Facebook) and our website regularly. See you soon!

Photo: Yvan Molinaro

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See you soon!

What an atmosphere!

Gallery 2022

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