Many thanks for the support by the Latvian Consulate in St. Petersburg and to Dima and his crew for inviting us there!
Here's the colorful 2013 festival report from our global comics correspondents Laura Ķeniņš and Sabīne Moore:
The Boomfest mascot was happy to make new friends
Exhibition opening of Dutch artists including kuš! contributors Jeroen Funke and Dace Sietiņa.
The Dutch exhibitions continued at another venue where Sabine decided to walk into the walk-in comic book.
This was followed by an after-party where German artist Henning Wagenbreth performed (as well as exhibited).The next morning we were treated to a comics brunch with exhibitions by Tom Gauld, Varvara Pomidor, Francois Ayroles and kuš! contributor Oleg Tischenkov, who also brought his cats to the gallery.
We saw more cats, including a surprising reference to the Black Cat's House in Old Riga, Latvia.
Nobrow's exhibition of prints.
We got to meet up with Laura's friends and compatriots from Koyama Press in Canada, who were staying with this lovely host.On the final night of the festival everyone enjoyed a dinner together and we decided to make a mini drink-and-draw: