Opening of the exposition “Highlights of the Belgian Comic Strip Art”

The Embassy of Belgium in Islamabad and the Marriott Hotel in Karachi recently hosted the exposition “Highlights of the Belgian Comic Strip Art”. The exhibition displayed the covers of some of the most famous comic strip books of Belgium. With more than 700 comic strip authors, Belgium has more comic strip artists per square kilometer than any other country in the world. It is here that the comic strip has grown from a popular medium into an art in its own right. Nowhere else comics are so strongly rooted in reality and in people’s imagination.
The exhibition was produced by the Comics Art Museum of Brussels and showcased more than 50 of Belgium’s best-known comic strip heroes: from Tintin, Spirou, Bob and Bobette to the Smurfs, Lucky Luke and many, many others.
The comic book exhibition was one of the many events that were organized in the framework of the Francophonie Week, the annual event which celebrated the French Language in Pakistan.