The International TINTA Comics Festival, which takes place every October at Kino Šiška and other venues in Ljubljana and elsewhere in Slovenia, is the central comics event in Slovenia. Founded in 2013, the Tinta Festival (formerly Stripolisfest) brings together various actors of the domestic comics, cultural and art scene in order to popularize comics creativity, and presents the highlights and diversity of domestic comics production and projects that go beyond comics and enter into a lively dialogue with other artistic genres. By hosting established foreign comics creators and experts, it provides insight into the lively international scene and trends in the field of contemporary comics in the world, and with an educational program in the form of lectures, masterclasses, workshops and debates, it aims to develop, expand and deepen the domestic comics creativity and scene.
Between October 5 and 9, 2022, the Tinta International Comics Festival will take place at various venues in Ljubljana, celebrating the richness of expressions of contemporary comic creativity and presenting amazing domestic and international comics artists – from talented young people to the biggest names in the field! This year, the programme spotlight shines on the enfant terrible of the European comics scene, Belgian Brecht Evens, the versatile Berlin visual artist ATAK, the rising star of Swedish comics Moa Romanova, the famous American comics master Peter Kuper and the renowned independent comic book publisher kuš! from Latvia. The festival offers a colourful range of comics exhibitions and other events – talks, lectures, workshops, a children’s program and the traditional comics fair at Kino Šiška, which attracts a wide and diverse audience every year and concludes with the awarding of the Zlatirepec Awards to the best original and translated comics editions of the year. The side programme provides a comic book atmosphere for almost a whole month, with Tinta “spilling over” to Novo Mesto this year as well.