Initiated and organized by the Czech Centers Partners: Institute of Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Moravian Museum in Brno Project manager: Anna Hrabachkova Curated by Pavel Korinek and Tomas Prokupek Graphic artist: Magdalena Prudikova Translated by Iryna Zabiiaka
Never before has Czech comics developed so dynamically and for so long time without adverse external influences. As a result, three waves of authors have appeared on the local scene over the past two decades, who are free to create and publish. Of course, they are limited by the size of the Czech market and the fragmentary nature of the ‘inner’ traditions. But thanks to them, Czech comics are now more diverse in genre than ever, and celebrate the first world successes.
The project is a free continuation of the previous panel exhibition of Czech Centers Meanwhile Elsewhere: Century of Czech Comics.
Pavel Korinek (1981) is a comic book theorist, historian and publicist. In 2010–2012, he conducted the grant project Comics: History-Theory, within which two collective works were published: the two-volume History of Czechoslovak Comics of the 20th Century (2014) and the monograph In Panels and Speech Balloons. Chapters from the Theory of Comics (2015). He has been a curator and editor of a number of specialized exhibitions. He teaches courses in the history and theory of comics at Charles University and Masaryk University.
Tomas Prokupek (1975) is a researcher of Central European comics, co-author of The History of Czechoslovak Comics of the 20th Century and Before Comics: The Formation of The Domestic Picture Story in the Second Half of the XIX Century (2016). Curator of the monograph Ondrej Sekora: Ant’s and Other Works (2019). Co-curator and creator of a number of specialized exhibitions. Editor of the AARGH! Comic Magazine.