NEXTCOMIC Festival 2024; Photo: Ars Electronica / Birgit Cakir

NEXTCOMIC Festival 2024

In cooperation with the Master School of Communication Design Linz, comics come to life again in the foyer of the Ars Electronica Center using augmented reality. In 2024, the festival will be all about spatial and sound experiences.

15.3. – 23.3.2024

Ars Electronica Center, Foyer
Entry free

nextcomic – Austria’s unique comic festival – once again invites you on a journey of discovery through the world of drawn images. Fans of the graphic arts can discover comics, graphic novels, children’s and art comics as well as related genres such as illustration, cartoons and animated films. From March 15 to 23, sequential and graphic art will be presented in the Ursulinenhof as well as in the partner institutions in Linz and Upper Austria. The nextcomic exhibition in the foyer of the Ars Electronica Center can be visited free of charge.

fluid is this year’s theme of the Master School of Communication Design. The word is on everyone’s lips. A buzzword? A current term that reflects a mood in society? If you ask yourself what fluid means in connection with spaces and sounds, terms such as fluid hearing and sensing, fluid emotions, fluid communication are topics that arise. FLUID SONIC SPACES, in other words, fluid sound spaces in which you can let yourself drift.

Deep Space Spezial: NEXTCOMIC 2024

WED 20.3.2024, 18:00

Fluid comics were augmented with ARTIVIVE by the students of the MKD – Master Scholl for Communikation Design and are presented in Deep Space 8K.

The students of the MKD – Master School for Communication Design are embarking on a search for fluid forms and themes of creativity and are thus continuing the MKD MEETS NEXTCOMIC – Augmented Comics 2024 series under the title FLUID SONIC SPACES. Fluid comics designed by the students will be augmented with the ARTIVIVE app and presented at the nextcomic Festival 2024. Immerse yourself in the world of MKD comics and get fluid!


COMIC ARTISTS of the MKD – Master School for Communication Design:
Marie Atzmüller, Lena Harrer, Sebastian Gantioler, Lukas Kalkhofer, Marie Lengauer, Lukas Felix Hanke, Nicole Seyr, Olivia Brandstetter , Emilia May, Konstantin Gartner, Julia Brunnbauer, Lusine Mgoyan, Lisa Perendi, Anna Sophia Buchegger, Serafina Ludovica Schäfer, Sophie Gründl, Sophie Gattermair, Laura Sophie Neumüller, Mirjam Tabea Reisner, Felix Bernhard, Paula Hausberger, Hannah Janiczek, Magdalena Nigl, Liane Schöffmann

Projektleitung: Viktoria Schlögl & Helmut Höllerl
Team: Georg Wolf, Klaus Taschler, Christina Preitschopf