Papiers Gras gallery is specialized in comics. It has an inspiring atmosphere thanks to its large windows overlooking the Rhône River, at the first floor of the nice building of the Place de l’Ile. For me it is the best place to enjoy and discover the local culture of comics – indeed in Geneva and French speaking countries comics are highly popular, also among adults.
The shop offers you a great selection of comics and graphic novels. It includes of course books by famous Genevan and Swiss authors like Zep, Peeters, Wazem, Derib, Cosey but there’s more! I like taking my time to explore the incredible variety of comics from all countries and genres. I always find a treasure.
The gallery is really active: it host around 10 temporary exhibitions a year! These are generally developed according to a topic or an artist’s retrospective. They show original drawings and comic books. I am always impressed by the precision of the works. Most of them are for sale – it can be a nice souvenir from Geneva, can’t it?
The owner of the gallery is extremely welcoming. As a comic expert, he will always be pleased to recommend a book or to give you information about the exhibition or comics.