The comic strip kingdom celebrates its 30th anniversary!


Belgium has more than 700 comic strip authors, and the Belgian Comic Strip Center in Brussels is the leading site for collections of their works.

The Belgian Comic Strip Center is located in one of the oldest districts of Brussels, not far from the Grand Place. The building that houses it is part of the Art Nouveau movement and was built by Victor Horta in 1906.

The Center opened in October 1989 and is managed by a private non-profit association, the Centre Belge de la Bande Dessinée. Its goal is to conserve and promote comic strips and to showcase the wonderful building that houses it.

The Belgian Comic Strip Center is home not only to Belgian works, but also to anything connected to European comic strips.  It traces the history of comic strips from its origins to the present day. Visiting the Belgian Comic Strip Center means entering the extraordinary world of Belgian and European "ninth art", and meeting its heroes, including Tintin, Lucky Luke, Gaston Lagaffe and the Smurfs.

On 5 and 6 October, young and old alike can take part in a series of activities ranging from story-telling and book-signing sessions to the creation of a fresco. And the icing on the cake is that the Center is offering a 30% discount on entry tickets to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity!

See the programme here