The 37th Barcelona International Comic Fair is on from April 5 to 7 in the Plaça del Univers at the Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, this time taking over some 52,000 square metres of space. Now a huge draw on a national and international level, the Fair this year welcomes illustrious visitors such as American screenwriter and illustrator Daniel Clowes and Italian author Milo Manara, among others, and features an anthological exhibition dedicated to the work of Laura Pérez Vernetti, winner of last year's BCN International Comic Fair Grand Prize.
You'll also find an exhibition devoted to 'Pinturas de guerra', by Ángel de la Calle, which won the award for the Best Work in 2018. Ana Penyas, winner of the Best Newcomer award, and her work, 'Estamos Todas Bien', are also represented with an exhibition. And another, dedicated to the recently deceased Stan Lee, reviews different aspects of the comic legend's work.
Another exhibition you won't want to miss is 'Underground Vibrations: Interferences between comics and rock and roll'. Something new to look out for is the fruit of an agreement with the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), which hosts two exhibitions on the museum's premises: from April 5 to 21 there's one dedicated to the new adventures of Corto Maltés, by Juan Díaz Canales and Rubén Pellejero, and one devoted to underground comics and that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the magazine 'El Víbora'.