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June 04, 2007

Comics in Poland

projekt czlowiek

I stumbled on an interesting post about Polish comics and comics scene. It's really just a brief overview of some of the current books found on the shelves of Polish comics stores.

kajko i kokosz cover

Actually I wasn't even aware that Poland had any comic-book stores. When I lived there in communist 80's the only way to get comics from newsstands with very erratic delivery schedules. Instead of going to Catholic school classes, I would always stalk the newsstand in hopes of getting my hands on the latest issues of Swiat Mlodych, or Fantastyka.

trans siberia panel

In the 90's, when I'd visit Poland after my family had moved to the US, it always a chore to find a place that would have a decent selection of comics material. Albums and collections were rare in bookstores, and pamphlet comics would frequently sell out quickly at newsstands. Flea markets (especially the Gdansk flea market during the Jarmark festival) would often be the best places to find older and even recent material.

In the near future I hope to do a more detailed look back at the comics I read and collected when I lived in Poland in the 80's.

Posted by tomk at June 4, 2007 11:06 AM