This is part 2 of my slide show proposing a comics festival for Houston. Part 1 is here. Read it first.
Fumetto in Lucerne, Switzerland, but there are comics art festivals in many countries—Portugal, France, Russia, etc. The biggest comics festival in Europe, in Angoulême, which combines the dealers room model with the art exhibit model--exhibits are displayed in a purpose-built comics museum. These festivals usually get a lot of state funding—either on a municipal or national level.
Continued in part 3.