Also this year, the International Comics Festival KOMA announced an open call for comics works. The theme for this year is UPGRADE - improvement, innovation, an expression mainly used in the world of technology in terms of software or hardware and replacement of a product for its newer version. Upgrade as an examination of anthropological improvement and change. In the sense of comics, in the field of anthropomorphic and humanist sci-fi and hi-tech utopias, so popular in American heroic comics. Generation upgrade - each new (digital) generation (shorter each time) is an "upgrade" of the previous generation.
Visual interpretation, creative technique and language were clearly in the hands of individual authors. In what manner will they grasp and express the topic of the year? Selected comics works and their authors, professionals as well as apprentices, will be introduced in the special section.
JAN MACKŮ - THE OTHER SIDE, PAVEL KUČERA - UPGRADE, JIŘÍ MICHÁLEK - PAKÁRNA 2 - VODA ŽIVOTA, MARKÉTA ROKOSKÁ (TUNKOVÁ) - UPGRADE MESSAGE, FILIP ZATLOUKAL, ALBERT MARŠÍK - JÁDRO PUDLA