Welcome to Tokyo International Comic Festival 2016!!
This year’s Tokyo International Comic Festival will welcome 76 comic artists from 19 different countries.
The main goal of the Tokyo International Comic Festival is to provide a place to interact directly with artists and to introduce comic books from all over the world, from South East Asia to South America, all reunited in on place, Tokyo. I am very happy that this goal has been quietly but steadily achieved over the 5 editions of the Festival.
Waking down the aisles of the Artist Alley, you will realize how much comics are a universal way of expression.
Comics picture lively and unlimited worlds, thanks to numerous wonderful creators coming from various parts of the world that give life to them, and not only in Japan.
I believe in letting Japan better know of the existence of such worlds.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participating artists, all the collaborators that helped out with the event, and all the participants that have been so supportive, from the bottom of my heart.
Chairman of Executive Committee Tokyo International Comic Festival