Comic Festival, Leipzig, Germany, 24.-26.03.2017
kuš! joins The Millionaires Club in Leipzig again to present the newest books at this independent comics & graphics festival. kuš! will be represented by it's artist Līva Kandevica, who'll hapily exchange business cards with other millionaires.
Artist Talk, Tartu Kunstimuuseum, 25.03.2017, 15.00
We were invited to an event in the Tartu Kunstimuuseum Museum Academy series, where Latvian original comic art is discussed in comparison with Estonian comic art in the exhibition "Grey area". Taking part are noted artists and the founders of Kuš! magazine David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece, and artists König Lü. Q, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Reinis Pētersons and Vivianna Maria Stanislavska. The discussion is led by the curator of Grey Area Mari Laaniste and Ivar Laus from the Estonian Comic Book Society.
Small Press Market, Lucerne, Switzerland, 01.-02.04.2017 and 08.-09.04.2017
kuš! will have a table both weekends at the International Comics Arts Festival Fumetto in Lucerne. kuš! will be represented by it's editor David Schilter and by the artists Markus Häfliger and König Lü.Q..
East London Comics & Arts Festival, The Round Chapel, London 16.-18.06.2017
kuš! will have a booth at ELCAF in London. kuš! will be represented by it's editors David Schilter and Sanita Muižniece.
Comic Workshop, Goethe-Institute Riga, 24.02-26.02.2017
Empty houses, abandoned places. They indicate a void, but in the same time they include a vague promise for the future. The comic workshop at the Goethe-Institute Riga with Paul Paetzel is all about creating exiting stories. After an inspiring tour with Marcis Rubenis of Free Riga through empty spaces of the city, Paul Paetzel teaches about narration in comics. Next to inputs about storytelling, he will also teach how to prepare comics in duotone colors. After the workshop the comics will be printed as a riso zine and exhibited at the Goethe Institute from 19 April 2017 and a day later also online.
Exhibition, CentroCentro, Madrid, 30.09.2016-29.01.2017
kuš! is part of the group exhibition 'Animal Collective' in Madrid, which showcases collectives from all over Europe. kuš! exhibits works by Anna Vaivare, Dace Sietiņa, Dāvis Ozols, Ernests Kļaviņš, Ingrīda Pičukāne, Laura Ķeniņš, Līva Kandevica, Mārtiņš Zutis, Oskars Pavlovskis and Zane Zlemeša.
Reviews: El Diario
ComICS, international training course, Latvia, 13.-22.01.2017
International training course to learn how to use comics workshops in intercultural youth work, lead by international trainers and Chilean/Portuguese comic artist Amanda Baeza! Participants from Latvia, Portugal, Poland and Germany can apply. Deadline November 10th. More info here!
Supported by Erasmus+: Youth in Action program
Exhibition, Laborator Visual Kontakt, Bihor, Romania, 09.12.2016-15.01.2017
kuš!, invited by artist Carlos Carmonamedina, co-curated the third edition of MAZIPOS. MAZIPOS is an itinerant poster exhibition, an artist database, a global fanzine. The artists of the third edition are:
Abraham Díaz (MEX), Akvile Magicdust (LTU), Ana Galvañ (SPA), Anna Haifisch (DE), Brecht Vandenbroucke (BE), Dāvis Ozols (LAT), Dunja Janković (CRO), Inés Estrada (MEX), Jean de Wet (ZA), Jesse Jacobs (CAN), José Ja Ja Ja (ES), Lai Tat Tat Wing (HK), Léo Quievreux (FR), Liisa Kruusmägi (EST), Līva Kandevica (LAT), Martín López Lam (PER), Oskars Pavlovskis (LAT), Pixin (SGP), Roope Eronen (FIN), Samplerman (FR), Santa France (LAT), Tara Booth (USA), Ville Kallio (FIN), WÚ (ARG), Zane Zlemeša (LAT)
Photo credit: re:art
Drink & Draw, different venues, Riga, since 2011
About once a month we meet up with Latvian artists and comics enthusiast for drink & draw sessions. The idea behind it is to bring the artists out of their comfort zones to meet up with others to have not only a drink together, but to get to know eachother and draw, create comics, make collective drawings, have comics jams, read comics and also talk a bit.
Since the first event in 2011 we have had a bunch of international guest joining in, such as French cartoonist Sam Teller, Swiss illustrator Ruedi Schorno, American ilustrator E.J. Barnes, Swiss fanzine king König Lü.Q., French comics collective Psoriasis, American artist Gary Baseman, Dutch comics artist Albo Helm, Austrian animator Stefan Holaus, Austrian kuš! contributor Simon H, Austrian illustrator Christoph Abbrederis , Mexican artist Inés Estrada and comics residents James Turek, Emmi Valve and Berliac. Amanda Baeza, Natalie Chavarria, Paul Paetzel, Liisa Kruusmägi, João Sobral, Mikkel Sommer...