The 12th edition of MaFest, certainly the biggest and best-known international comic book festival in Croatia and the region, will be held from 23 to 26 May 2019. Numerous workshops for preschool and school children are traditionally held in March and May, while the main portion of the festival, which is open for all comic book fans, will take place from Thursday 23 until Sunday 26 May 2019. More than 12 000 people have visited MaFest since its inception. The 12th MaFest will hold comic book workshops in kindergartens and primary schools across Makarska Riviera, and it will host two exhibitions of original drawings, numerous public lectures and signings, a comic book fair and brilliant concerts. The tradition dates back to 2006, when Makarska saw the emergence of posters featuring the most popular comic book heroes illustrated against the backdrop of Makarska locations, and it continues to this day, when 14 renowned illustrators present their work. The music programme features two great Croatian bands – Ischariotzcky and Rezerve. The MaFest partners making this festival possible are the Town of Makarska, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Makarska Tourist Board, the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, the Split-Dalmatia County, Pivac Brothers Meat Industry, Aparthotel Miramare, Hotel Biokovo, Apfel, Julius Meinl, Premis and many more friends and smaller sponsors.