Organised by Stripburger


RogLab offers eight prizewinners the opportunity to create their own comic strip T-shirts at the free workshop with the comic book author Matej de Cecco, which will take place on Saturday, 23 April, 2016, between 10:00 and 14:00.


Long live comics! Long live animation! is the annual comic strip and animation competition for elementary and secondary school students from Slovenia and Friuli-Venezia Giulia organised by the Italian association Viva Comix and the editorial board of Stripburger magazine, which is published by Forum Ljubljana. In recent years the competition, whose aim is to promote reading and creativity in the comic strip, has expanded to the field of animated film. Every year, it presents one Slovenian and one Italian comic book and/or animation author. This year, Saša Kerkoš created a modern Kurent for the competition and packed her daily musings in the book Kurentove dnevne refleksije (Kurent's daily musings). The organizers presented the character of Homer, a modern tramp created by the Italian author Davide Toffolo.

Author: Fedja Kovič

Author: Fedja Kovič


This year, the competition received 524 comic strips created by 556 pupils and high school students from Slovenia and Trieste, from 43 participating elementary, 3 secondary schools and 17 individuals. A total of 211 authors created 55 animations that came from 5 elementary schools, 4 cultural and educational institutions and 3 secondary schools; one application was submitted by an individual.

The jury composed of Katerina Mirović, Tanja Skale (Stripburger), Igor Prassel (Animateka) and Paola Bristot (president of the Vivacomix association) met on 3 April 2016 and selected the prizewinners. Once again, they decided to award (special) recognitions as well.

More about the competition and prizewinners at: Long live comics! Long live animation!