VietNamNet Bridge – The 2nd Belgian-Vietnamese Comics Festival held by Kim Dong Publishing House and the Wallonie-Brexelles Delegation to Vietnam, in Hanoi from June 1-6, is attracting the public, especially children.


The event includes an exhibition at the Hanoi Library featuring the famous Belgian comic strip “Spirou,” which was created in 1938. It also showcases Vietnamese comic books with the theme of the cat - this year’s zodiac sign in Vietnam.


Famous Belgian comics writer Stephen Desberg, the event’s guest of honor, will meet with local writers and students during the festival.


A major event is a seminar on the publication of comics in Vietnam, gathering Vietnamese and Belgian comic publishing houses.


Last year in Hanoi, around 62 works by Vietnamese and Belgian comics writers were displayed.


VietNamNet introduces pictures in “Story of Old Quarter” collection of comic books about Hanoi by 13 artists, which are introduced at the festival:


Mid-autumn Festival in Hanoi’s Old Quarter by Le Minh Hai.

Hang Vai Street by Ly Thu Ha.

Hang Non Street by Vinh Khoa.

Street for tourists by Vu Xuan Hoan.

Hanoi in a rainy day by Nguyen Thanh Phong.

Long Bien Bridge – names by To Chiem.

Magic fish by Ta Huy Long.

Turtle Tower and Laugh by Le Chi Hieu.

Hey, don’t look to your feet when you are in Hanoi by Kim Duan.

Old street by Bui Hai Nam.


Hoang Nguyen