Wednesday, October 26, 2011


“Strip Turnhout” is the name of bi-annual comic book festival that is held in Turnhout, a small city in the north of Belgium. During the two days of the festival, Strip Turnhout welcomes approximately 15.000 visitors.

During the festival several expos are held in and around De Warande, Turnhout’s cultural centre.
And I am happy to tell you that the next edition of Strip Turnhout will feature “Freak Out In Turnhout”, an expo by the C.I.A., a french group of comic book artists.
The C.I.A. (Confrérie Intergalactique des Arts) will present comics that have been inspired by (the music of) the late Frank Zappa.
And to make it even more interesting, composer & trumpet player Bart Maris (X-Legged Sally, Think Of One, Flat Earth Society) has agreed to perform at the expo on Saturday afternoon.

Wowie Zowie. This will be great.

when: Saturday afternoon, December 10, 2011
where: café ‘De Wemeling’, Kasteelplein 29, Turnhout, Belgium

To show you the sort of thing that you might expect, here's a fine little Zappa doodle by Robert Ross. How many Zappa songs / references can you find?

for a bigger picture, click here.

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