tonto Comic Festival 2004:
Facts & Figures
We understand the festival as a multi-leveled
project, calling it a magazine.
The webpage in the run-up
In the run-up of the festival week the webpage functions as a place for
gathering material. Discursive processes shall serve to find themes and
subjects and ways of their realisation.
The communication with the artists as well as our reflections will be presented
here. It also will provide a preview on what's going to happen at the festival.
The festival: focusation and production
This year's focusing concerning exhibition contributions and workshops
is on the topics Topographies of the beyond; concerning symposium
and talks it's on the DIY culture as an often practised strategy
in comics production.
Exhibition and practise:
At the beginning of the festival several so-called impulse images*
will be shown at the venues. We will not exhibit original drawings
but printed posters in adequate sizes (see photos from last year).
This makes it possible for us to present interesting works on the
subject also from artists who could not come personally to Graz.
These works function as impulse generators for the comics and drawings which
will be produced during the festival at the open drawing tables and in the
By continually affixing drawings produced during the festival the space becomes
the festival exhibition which will be accessible for further two weeks after
the end of the festival.
There will be also the possibility to produce comics and fanzines in small
*ad impulse images: only black/white;
the drawings have to be suitable for large blow ups; the drawings
should be without frame, that is, they should be surrounded by white
Concerning content: the drawings should provide stimulations for associations.
Webpage and publication
After the festival the products - from the symposium as well
as from the workshops and open drawing tables - will be editorially
compiled and published, at first on the webpage = the magazine.
If we collect enough money an additional printed publication is planned that
will also bring up the themes of the next comic festival.
Exhibition, shop and comics library will be accessible to the public for further
two weeks after the end of the festival.
Aleksandar Zograf (Serbia)
Gary Panter (USA)
Michael Jordan (Germany)
Conrad Botes und Anton Kannemeyer (South Africa)
Thomas Ott (Switzerland)
Storyboard: Thomas Ott
Animation: Philipp Pontzen
Basics: Thomas Kühberger, Michaela Konrad
Basics: Zograf and the Kitchen-Group
Guests from Austria:
Just as last year we are inviting Austrian artists to present their
works and to work on the spot...
We are looking forward to the coming of:
elffriede, Lisa Max, Verena Weissenböck, Michaela Konrad, Gottfried
Gusenbauer, Heinz Wolf, Niklas Mahler, Dieter Puntigam, Bert Königshofer,
Mixer, Murmel, Prequel, Tonto, and many more.