This year, we asked some of our illustrator friends to draw live sketches during the conference. Here is how prodigious illustrator and 2D animator Paul Mureșan − author of the much awarded animation Baby Nap, now working on a story on werewolves and discrimination − interpreted the Cluj edition in drawings:


Cristian Lupșa opening the conference:


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Jacqui Banaszynski’s keynote highlights:Paul 5


Words cut like swords:


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Dragoș Bucurenci:


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Stories that stick confirm existing stories:


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Starlee Kine’s mystery solving thread:

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Chris Jones:

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Jones’s mysterious shoulder condition:


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The work will not always love you back:


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Creative loneliness:

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