On the 14th of October we took flight to Belgium to attend the ceremony of this year’s Animate Europe by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
Commence panic mode.
The event took place at the prestige Belgium Comic Center, and if you click the image you’ll see on the far right the event’s super mascot, Captain Europe no less!
Everything happened so fast. Too fast. Maybe because we were so nervous, everything seemed to swirl before us. There can’t be enough praise however for the wonderful people from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, including Mr. Hans H. Stein, Christina Brunnenkamp and Caroline Margaux Haury. They made us feel right at home and we had a lovely evening!
So, did we win?
First place went to Nicole Knötig and the rest of us finalists received a honourable mention but the Foundation via the wonderful and kind Christina Brunnenkamp, made a request if our sassy characters could be the cover for the event’s book, with the seven comics inside!
So now our little comic is going to go on tour through Europe and this precious book is going to be available for everyone who goes to see the exhibition!
The finalists, us included, and the event’s organizers! Thank you once again for your kindness! Oh, by the way, we’re the two smiling fiends with blue scarf and yellow shirt ;) – Photo by Bénédicte Maindiaux
We’re leaving out the details of our tale on purpose. We will write a whole new post about our comic soon!
And of course, if you ever go to Belgium, don’t forget to munch down some amazing goffres! Goffres will save the world!
We plan on participating on the next competition! See you again, Europe Animate! Thank you for having us!!