There is always something new in the shopping arcades of Geneva International Airport: the Airport's first Comic Strip Festival will be held from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 March 2008!
Comic strips, which have become the "ninth art", have earned their stripes widely. And for a long time, they have been interested in travel, and thus in aviation.
Geneva International Airport could not remain indifferent to the phenomenon and, when it was asked by the French-speaking "Comic Strip Festival" association, its response was an enthusiastic ‘yes’ to the organisation of the Airport’s first Comic Strip Festival.
The program is enticing: one exhibition will be devoted to aeronautical comic strips, with original plates and enlargements by various authors; another exhibition will highlight a travel diary on the train running between Djibouti and Addis-Abeba, with watercolours, compositions, photos, and the showing of a reportage made for the well-known France 3 program "Des Racines et des Ailes".
Two specialist aviation painters will also be coming to present their works.
But also and especially, twenty or so authors, of eight nationalities and from various publishers, among the most famous of the specialty, will be there to sign their albums. There will be no obligation to buy - you can bring your own albums - but it will of course be possible to acquire those authors’ latest works on the spot.
The signing sessions will take place on Friday 28 from 14:30 to 19:00, Saturday 29 March from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 20:00, and Sunday 30 March from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 19:00.
All this will be happening in the shopping arcade of the Swiss Railways Geneva Airport station and, of course, entry is open to all and free of charge. Use public transport, preferably, to get there (bus 5/10/23/28 or train).
For any information, particularly on the timetables for signing sessions, go to: