Babel. A title that for two decades was virtually synonymous with comics in Greece, nurturing creators and readers alike. In this panel, members of the Greek comics scene who were either awed by the magazine’s artistic influence or were harsh critics of what they perceive as a rigid, restrictive attitude, discuss and debate about the publication which, for better or worse, was a catalyst for the public’s relationship with 9th Art in Greece.
Participants: Giannis Koukoulas (Art historian), Soloup [Antonis Nikolopoulos] (cartoonist, Doctor of Cultural Communication), Gabriel Tombalidis (cartoonist), Vassilis Hillas (comics creator, publisher)
Moderator: Elias Katirtzigianoglou