The 8th Annual Montreal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF – FBDM) will take place from Friday May 24 to Sunday May 26, 2019, at Espace La Fontaine in the heart of La Fontaine Park.
MCAF is a true labor of love, created by and for lovers of comic books who want to share their passion for this vibrant art form. This outdoor festival is your opportunity to meet local and international cartoonists (more than 175 artists present), attend talks and live drawing sessions and pick up great new books (more than 80 exponents). All activities are free and open to the public.
We are pleased to support Birgit Weyhe’s presence at the MCAF this year!
Birgit Weyhe was born in 1969, in Munich. She spent her childhood in East Africa before she moved back to Germany to study in Konstanz and Hamburg. In 1997, she achieved a Master’s Degree in German Literature and History.
In 2002, she started to study illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Earning her Diploma in 2008, she now works as a comic book artist. Her work has been exhibited in numerous European countries and her comics have been published in a wide range of international magazines and anthologies.
Her Graphic Novels have been nominated for different prizes in Germany, France and Japan. Her book "Madgermanes" has won the two most important German prizes in 2015 and 2016.
On behalf of the Goethe Institut she gave lectures on her work and various international workshops. She has spent time in São Paulo and Helsinki as part of Artist Exchange Programmes. She teaches since 2012 at various universities in Germany and the US.