New Artist Alley

Künstler in der New Artist Alley auf der Manga-Comic-Con 2024

This is the place for discovering creative talents. In the New Artist Alley, they will be showcasing their ideas for manga, comics and more. Self-designed comics and manga will be on display in this colorful artist's mile, as well as doujinshis, posters, stickers, buttons, artworks, art cards and handmade merchandising. All products can be purchased on-site. Many artists will draw live and signing your con hon.

The New Artist Alley is intended for artists and craftspeople offering only handmade products. Exhibiting here gives young creatives the opportunity to show their work to a wider public and establish contacts within the industry.

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    New Artist Alley
    The New Artist Alley is the place for discovering creative talents in the manga and comics scene. Apply now until 6 September 2024 - participation is limited to 80 spots!
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Schilder von der New Artist Alley in der Messehalle der Manga-Comic-Con 2024

The New Artist Alley is an amazing place to discover creative young artists in the manga and comics scene. The New Artist Alley is very centrally located in the exhibition hall.

The New Artist Alley is limited to 80 artists. There will be a waiting list with 20 spots. Participation and waiting list places are allocated by lottery.

Besucher zeigt einer Ausstellerin am Messestand etwas auf dem Smartphone in der New Artist Alley auf der Manga-Comic-Con 2024

After having considered your feedback, we are changing the rules for how often each exhibitor can apply: artists who are awarded a place by lottery and participate in the Manga-Comic-Con must only wait two years before applying again. Those who are not allocated a place can try again the following year. With this cycle, we intend to give more artists the chance to be a part of this exciting and creative exhibition area as well as providing visitors with more variety.

Costs of participation

Exhibition space rental including stand construction
(1 table | 2 chairs | partition walls | lighting)
€ 250.00
AUMA fee€ 1.20
Communication flat rate
(i.e. mandatory entry in the exhibitor directory)
€ 44.00
Free exhibitor pass1 pass
Total costs€ 295.20

All prices plus VAT. The communication flat rate and the AUMA fee are mandatory fees without an opt-out option.

Standkonzept in der New Artist Alley auf der Manga-Comic-Con
updated June 2024 | subject to alterations

Find all the details on the New Artist Alley in our document:

download PDF (PDF, 1 MB)

Time schedule

19 June 2024Open for applications:
Please apply using the online form at
--> All applicants will be issued with a confirmation of receipt.
6 September 2024Closing date for applications
23 September 2024Lottery to draw the 80 participants and the waiting list
--> All successful candidates immediately receive a link to
the online exhibitor registration form.
25 October 2024Closing date for exhibitor registrations
by the end of November 2024Mailing of stand addmission
30 November 2025Closing date for registering events at MCC 2025
from January 2025Mailing of stand allocations including table locations in the New Artist Alley
from the end of January 2025Mailing of invoices for exhibition space rental
end of February 2025Online exhibitor passes available
27–30 March 2025Leipzig Book Fair and Manga-Comic-Con

Conditions of participation

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Only participants on their own and members of duos, trios or circles may take part. This must be declared when applying for a place.
  • Multiple registrations are not permitted and may lead to exclusion from the application process.
  • Parallel single applications by a registered duo, trio or circle will be considered as multiple registrations.
  • All products and services on offer must be related to anime, manga, comics or Asia in general.
  • The products on offer must be drawn, designed, sewn, crafted or produced by the exhibiting artist.
  • Products and items generated by AI may not be exhibited or sold.
  • There must always be an exhibitor at the stand on all four days from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • As soon as the application is submitted, the General and Special Conditions of Participation for Manga-Comic-Con 2025 apply. You will find these on our website .
  • You can also read through the exact conditions of participation for the New Artist Alley under section 1.26 entitled "Special offers".