All my drawings

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

September, 2019

Gallery: Vladimir Mayakovsky Central City Public Library
Location: Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Something new. Comics!

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Boomfest is an international comics festival, and they decided to showcase best works in a local library not far from me, so it was a good idea to visit it.

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Yep, I'm not into comics (yet!), but I thought it'll be quite interesting after all.

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Mayakovsky Library, Boomfest International Comics Festival

Okay, I understand that I couldn't judge the whole comics industry based on one festival, but still here are some thoughts.

First of all, media. Practically all comics were in digital. It surprised me a lot. Where is ink, markers? Only Photoshop (or whatever).

Secondly, a lot of people can draw well. I mean, really well.

But here's a sad part. Very few of comics artists have skills in storytelling. And that's really sad. Comics are all about stories, not good drawings. However on this festival I saw the latter, not good narratives.

All of these are just personal reminders, as a whole the exhibition was great and gave me a lot of food for thought.

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