OPEN CALL | SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION – Corniche 6 by Icaro Junho 14, 2024 0 Oportunidades

Sharjah Art Foundation announces an open call to broaden and diversify the creative scope of Corniche, an annual comic anthology compiling the works of illustrators and comic book artists from the GCC. The publication takes an exploratory and free-flowing approach to its process, allowing for a range of genres to be published together, including biography, science fiction, fantasy, mythology and art history.

Illustrators and comic artists are invited to submit pitches for a six-page comic to be considered for publication in the sixth edition of Corniche. The selected artists will be invited for a three-day creative exchange in Sharjah. The final comics will be compiled and published as an anthology.

Corniche was born out of a three-day comic-making workshop held in 2019. The inaugural workshop was a huge success, and the artists decided to compile their final comics into an anthology named after the view overlooking the workshop space, the Sharjah Corniche. A crucial platform for local illustrators to meet, experiment and publish, Corniche is a community-centred project and one of the Foundation’s core initiatives.

Corniche 6 will launch at the Foundation’s upcoming art book fair, Focal Point 2024 (22–24 November).