Over 110,000 visitors flock to revamped 'Comic Barcelona'
37th edition of annual international comic convention approaches last year's attendance figure despite running for a day less
This past weekend, over 110,000 people turned out for Barcelona's revamped annual international comic convention, now known as 'Comic Barcelona.'
The fair's director, Meritxell Puig, said attendance of the 37th edition "almost matched the number of visitors in the last edition," when 118,000 people attended, especially given that in 2018 the fair lasted for four days instead of three.
"All the activities we prepared were full," said Puig, who picked out the retrospective exhibition dedicated to the recently deceased creator of Spiderman, Stan Lee, which she said was "constantly full" over the three days.
Puig also pointed to the industry events, saying "the professional events were a complete success, and national and international publishers were able to see the portfolios of authors keen to start their careers" in comic books.
The fair's head also pointed to the success of the 'Vibraciones underground' exhibition, which explored the relationship between music and comics, as well as 'Comic kids,' a space devoted to families with children.
Among the guests at this year's edition were Daniel Clowes, author of 'Ghost World,' as well as Devin Grayson, the woman behind DC's 'Batman: Gotham Knights' and 'The Teen Titans.'
Other activities enjoyed by the fair's many visitors this year were Star Trek and Star Wars fan zones, a Nintendo area, an interactive comic experience, and a giant laser tag area.