Taipei comics festival draws over 400,000 visitors

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Visitors flock to buy comics and products during the Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival.

 

The Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival closed on Saturday after drawing a higher attendance and posting stronger sales than last year.

The show attracted 409,000 visitors and generated around NT$180 million (US$5.9 million) in revenues over its four days, up from last year’s NT$130 million (US$4.3 million), according to the show’s organizer, the Taipei-based Chinese Animation and Comic Publishers Association.

Close to 50 exhibitors took part in the Feb.5-8 festival.