It’s official: Kaunas Comics Residency (KCR) has opened the door in November 2016.

After long-lasting and crucial selection (while we’ve received so much and so good proposals) French artist Benjamin Courtault has been announced as the winner of the first KCR competition! From November 1 till November 30, 2016 he was the special guest artist of KCR.

After some research of Kaunas city urban artifacts, Benjamin was working on the comic that included a lot of local architectural elements into his narrative. Below you can see some pictures from our first  AiR as well as the excerpt from comic about Kaunas,  which was created during the residency and risographed at KG PRESS studio. Full comic will be published in February 2017 together with other works of comics anthology SW/ON vol. 5.

During his stay at KCR Benjamin Courtault was also holding a two-days  workshop for selected students of Vilnius Academy of Arts. The Artist presentation at the beginning of the workshop and during the closing event next day was open to all interested. Presentation of Artist-in-Residency works together with the students works created during the workshop took place in the Gallery of Vilnius Academy of Arts.

The workshop and the exhibition were organized in cooperation with BA study programme of Applied graphics of Vilnius Academy of Arts. The first KCR project was partially supported by Kaunas Municipality.