Kadıköy Municipality took a break last year due to the epidemic. Kadıköy The Cartoon Festival will be held on September 24 this year at Yoğurtçu Park. Dedicated to Kaan Ertem, the festival will continue until September 26 with colorful events, from talks with artists to lively drawings, from exhibitions to auctions.
Kadıköy The Cartoon House in Hasanpaşa Neighborhood, which was opened by the Municipality in 2016, is only KadıköyIt has become one of the frequent destinations of all Istanbulites, not just residents. Kadıköy The festival, which was held for the first time by the Directorate of Culture and Social Affairs of the Municipality of Istanbul as part of the KADFEST International Line and Bookstore Days in 2019, was suspended last year due to the pandemic. In line with the new normal, the cartoon stage of the festival starts on September 24 this year at Yoğurtçu Park. Kadıköy The opening of the festival, which will last for 3 days under the name of Cartoon Festival, will be a conversation for Kaan Ertem, who has been instrumental in reuniting the Mongols, under the moderation of author Güven Erkin Erkal. The guests of the talk, the Mongols, will take the stage at 19.00.
SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN
Comic books, cartoon magazines and their products will also meet with the enthusiasts at the stands set up in the festival area. Children were not forgotten at the festival either. Workshops will be held for children together with the stands of children's publishing houses. In the workshops to be held by the Illustrators Platform, Çağla Köseoğlu will organize a “Drawing Workshop with Children” on Friday, September 24 at 15.00 with children aged 6-9. On Saturday, September 25, Aysun Neşeli will meet with children at the “Illustration Drawing Workshop”. On Sunday, September 26, at 15.00, İrma Zmiric Çetinkaya and at 16.00 Ümit Dizdar will give drawing training to the children for one hour.
In the auction section, which is a pleasant habit for collectors, rare magazines and drawings of the cartoon and cartoon world will be auctioned. The auction, which will be organized by the Comic Book Readers Association on Sunday, September 26, will be held between 15.00-18.00.
Two films will be screened in the festival program this year. On Saturday, September 25, at 21.00, Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's movie “The Walking Castle” will be able to be watched. It will also be screened in "Spider-Man in the Spider-Verse" directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman on Sunday, September 26 at 21.00 PM.
Publishing houses, magazines, platforms and associations that will participate in this year's events are as follows: Arkabahçe, Aspendos Publishing House, Baobab Publishing, Bayan Yani, Beta Child - National Geographic Kids, Magical Shop, Comic Book Readers Association, Desen Publishing, Flaneur, Illustrators Platform, Karakarga Publishing, Cartoonists Association, Leman, Marmara Cartoon, Notabene Publishing, Parallel Evren, OT Magazine, Hyena Book, Tefrika Publishing and Tekir Kitap.