04 Dec DECEMBER IN KROKODIL’S WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE – BETTINA EGGER
Austrian comic author Bettina Egger is the 92nd guest of KROKODIL’s Writer-in-residence. On December 10, Bettina will have a presentation in KROKODIL’s Center titled “Female comic authors – New energy”.
Bettina Egger was born in 1981 in Austria. She studied French and Russian language, as well as art history, and in 2006 she got her Master’s degree in Fictional cartography and Russian fairytales under the mentorship of comic author Philippe Marcel. During her career she’s worked as a freelance artist in France where she published six comic books in French. She is also a prominent illustrator and painter, and her work has been shown at various exhibitions in France, Austria and Russia. She was awarded the first prize at the competition of young comic art at the comic festival Next Comic in Linz (2009) and the prize “Alterna’BD” at the comic festival of Lyon 2012. Since 2015 she has been working on a PhD thesis on the topic of Comics and Memory: Oral History in Emmanuel Guibert’s Comics (working title).
Bettina Egger’s stay in Belgrade has been supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Association KROKODIL established the first continuous residential program for writers – KROKODIL’s Writer-in-residence, in 2012, through development of stable relations with partners in the country, region and abroad, with regard to similar and very popular programs of European metropolas. From 2012, writers from many regional and European countries have been coming on a monthly basis to live, work and create in Belgrade.