Kvarner Colony of Authors’ Comics and Illustrations, vol. 3 – two weeks of comics in Rijeka and Primorsko-goranska County

Kvarner Colony of Authors’ Comics and Illustrations, vol. 3 – two weeks of comics in Rijeka and Primorsko-goranska County

  • 08.10.2023

Preparations for the intensive November of comics in 2023 are underway – two weeks of comics in the Primorsko-goranska County

Preparations are in full swing for the meeting and joint work of authors of comics and illustrations in Rijeka at the DIP. The third time. What is it about? We are preparing several events for you to promote comics and please fans of original comics and illustrations:

Join us and support the authors of comics:

  1. Exhibition of works created in the First and Second Colonies, with accompanying content, from Thursday, November 9th, 2023. at the Academy of Applied Arts, https://apuri.hr.

The exhibition will be open for at least two weeks and can be viewed during the working hours of the Academy. The exhibition opening and promotion are led by Damir Stojnić and Damir Steinfl, as well as Marta Berčić (on behalf of the DIP). Works from the First and Second Colonies will be exhibited at a group exhibition at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka.

The opening is on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, at 12 o’clock. The opening of the exhibition will be enriched by the promotion and presentation of authors and works:

  1. The first two-issue of the Primorsko-goranska County comic book almanac, The “Irrationalist”, a printed edition that comprises collected works created during the First and Second Kvarner Colony of the Authors’ Comics and Illustrations can be found

  2. A collection of works by Korina Hunjak, “’18-22′ Ship Diary of Korina Hunjak”, participant of the Colony, and member of the editorial board of comic book magazine, Prefiks.

  3. Announcement of the 24-hour drawing, which will this year be held for the third time at the DIP, from Saturday, November 11th to Sunday, November 12th, 2023.

More at: https://www.24satnocrtanjestripa.com .The organizer of the 24-hour of drawing is the Croatian Comic Book Authors Association, and the DIP is the collaborator on the part of Rijeka. The coordinators are Ana Marija Lončar and Korina Hunjak. https://www.24satnocrtanjestripa.com/strip/2022-rijeka/.  On Saturday, we will invite the media to follow the live 24-hour comic drawing.

  1. Announcement of the meeting and work of the authors at the third Kvarner colony of author comics and illustrations, from November 16th through 19th, 2023, at the DIP, Wenzlova 2, Rijeka.

Our “Irrationalist” and other magazines will also be available for purchase at the opening of the exhibition at the Academy, November 9th, 2023. at 12:00 p.m., in the DIP, but also during the 24-hour drawing at the Colony.

  1. Colony vol.3. – joint work of the authors at the DIP, from November 16 through 19th, 2023. Who will be the participants in the colony this year? Calls for applications are ongoing.

It is planned that 5 to 7 authors who will come to Rijeka, as well as local authors and students of the Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts, will participate in the work of the Colony. In total, 10 to 15 authors from all over Croatia will take part in the Colony. To find out more about the work done so far, see https://dip.hr/programi/prva-kvarnerska-kolonija-autorskog-stripa-i-ilustracija/,  https://dip.hr/programi/druga-kvarnerska-kolonija-autorskog-stripa -and-illustrations/ ,

https://dip.hr/programi/treca-kvarnerska-kolonija-autorskog-stripa-i-ilustracija/ or https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064617346952


The working version of the Program of the Kvarner Colony of Authors Comics and Illustrations, vol.3, in 2023


Date Activities Participants Venue
November 9th, 2023 Tuesday Opening of the exhibition of works by authors who participated in the first and second colonies, with the promotion of “the Irrationalist”, and other, announcement of the 24-hour drawing in the DIP, from November 11th to 12th, 2023. Invitation to mayors, prefects, media, authors, dean, rector, students, public Academy of Applied Arts 12 pm,
November 16th, 2023 Tuesday From 14:00 to 18:00 Arrival of authors and authoresses in the afternoon; accommodation (Molo Longo) 

19:00 meeting of the participants, gathering at the DIP – agreement on work to be done

 Authors/authoresses and hosts Wenzelova 2/1
November 17th, 2023 Friday 1. from 10:00 to 13:00 work at the DIP 

– break (lunch at the DIP)

2. from 16:00 to 19:30 work at the DIP

– joint dinner

Authors/authoresses and hosts Wenzelova 2/
November 18th, 2023 


1. from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. work at the DIP 

from 13:00 to 15:00 break (lunch at the DIP)

2. from 16:00-19:30 work at the DIP

– joint dinner

Authors/authoresses and hosts, media, public Wenzelova 2
November 19th, 2023 Sunday 1. From 10:00 to 12:00 work at the DIP; agreement for the future 

– Departure of the authors and authoresses

Authors/authoresses and hosts Wenzelova 2

There is a possibility and it is desirable that during the holding of the Colony at the DIP, authors sell comic fanzines.

The colony has been co-financed for 4 years by the Primorsko-goranska County, in the Program of Public Needs in Culture, as well as by the DIP and other donors.

Funds from the sale of “The Irrationalist” are used for the printing of a new issue in 2024.

For questions related to the organization: Marta 0915580920. For work program: Damir Stenifl

For activities at the Academy: Damir Stonjić

Leaders of the Colony:

Damir Steinfl, art director, and Marta Berčić, program manager

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