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Tazarka International Comic Strip Show Returns

From 20/08/2019 to 24/08/2019

Circle of Friends of the picture

In Tazarka, Tazarka (Nabeul)

The 23rd edition of the Tazarka International Comic Strip Show is scheduled for August 20-24, 2019.


The Tazarka International Comic Strip Exhibition (SIBDT) was launched in 1997 by the Tazarka Book Association (ALTA), including its president and founder Abu-Saud MESSADI. The salon is thus 22 years old. The preparation of its 23rd session is the subject of this introductory note.


Abou-Séoud MESSADI (December 1948 - January 2018), a political activist since the 1970s, chose to devote himself to cultural life in the early 1990s, and especially to the cultural life of his native village TAZARKA.

In 1992, he founded the Association of Friends of the Book of Tazarka (ALTA). This association has thus concretized over the first five years (1992 - 1996) several projects including a free library for the children of Tazarka called Mediterranean Library or BIBLIOMED, ​​and annually the summer fair of the book (Kheimet el-kitab) on the beach of Tazarka and the Cultural Café at Mahmoud Messadi House of Culture (theatrical nights, music, round tables, reading workshops, literary critics, etc.).

In 1997 Abou-Séoud-Messadi and ALTA launched the first International Comic Strip Show in Tazarka (SIBDT), and then 18 other annual editions until the 19th in August 2015.

In December 2015, Abou-Séoud Messadi founded the Mahmoud Messadi Association for Artistic and Cultural Creation, which organized the 20th Tazarka Comic International Fair. In addition to the usual activities of previous exhibitions, and in order to promote other forms of artistic expression and to further diversify the media for cultural animation, this 20th edition of the SIBDT organized the Tente de l'Image which aimed at to promote the forms of expressions by the image. An introductory photography workshop and another introductory cartoon workshop were held on the beach of Tazarka throughout the duration of this exhibition.

In February 2017, with his eternal companion Chedly Belkhamsa and the collaboration of young volunteers accustomed to the show he created the Association of the Circle of Friends of Image which had, among other objectives, to ensure the continuity of the International Exhibition of the Comic Strip with all its previous components and the tent of the image in its second edition.

The Association "The Circle of Friends of the Image" has organized the comic book festival in August 2017 and 2018 in its 21st and 22nd edition and is also preparing for the organization of the 23rd edition of the August 20 to 24, 2019.