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The 37th Barcelona Comic Fair

Written by Daniella

Many comic fans gather in Barcelona every year to visit the Comic Fair of Barcelona. This important event on ‘everything comic‘ has become one of the most important fairs in Europe, and has been known to be one of the most anticipated. The exhibitions, workshops and scheduled events are sure to be of great interest to fans of these books, and the signature area for authors of many editorial novelties is always one of the most visited areas by comic book lovers. Today our team from ShBarcelona ​​will share with you everything we know about the Comic Fair in the Catalan capital.

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Enjoy the biggest comic event in Barcelona

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37 Comic Barcelona takes place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of April 2019 in the Fira Barcelona Montjuïc. This comic related event is organized by Ficomic, and it is being held annually in the Ciudad Condal since 1981. Itis one of the most important literary events in Spain, to such an extent that a large amount of novelties in the sector is published especially for the event (or published for Christmas). As Sant Jordi is the most  happening in the conventional literary world, so is the Comic Fair, or as they have called it this year, 37 Comic Barcelona, ​​quite the experience for lovers of this literary genre. A comic is a magazine that contains illustrations and some text, although this is usually scarce. The illustrations form a narrative, which can be reinforced by text, and which recreates different stories of different themes. They are also known as comic magazines or cartoons. Japan is undoubtedly one of the countries where the comic industry has more significance, and the Japanese culture is always very present at the Barcelona Comic Fair.

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To access the Montjuïc Fair, you can take the metro, with line 1 and line 3, and in both cases get off at the stop of España. On the other hand, if the subway is not working as usual, you can hop on many bus lines, specifically lines D20, H12, V7, 9, 13, 27, 37, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, 150, 165. It is also possible to reach the Plaza España with the Ferrocarriles Catalanes (train) with lines S8, S33, R6, R5, S4 (also stop “España”). You can buy tickets on the website itself, and you are allowed to take food from home, as long as the cutlery you use is made of plastic. There are also many options for getting your food at the fair itself, not only on the premises, but also in the surrounding area of the fair. The 37 Comic Barcelona has a lot to offer, among which different activities, exhibitions and workshops for all ages, in addition to receiving the best authors in the world of comic books. You will also be able to see the most interesting editorial novelties and their authors will be present to sign your copy.

Have you ever visited the Barcelona Comic Fair? Any advice?

About the author


Daniella enjoys everything the city of Barcelona has to offer. She writes, translates and loves discovering Catalonia and its beautiful nature.

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