Bries explores the countless possibilities of visual storytelling. Founded by Ria Schulpen as a comic library in the heart of Antwerp in 1985, it at last grew into a small, but adventurous publishing house. Bries publishes books which tread the fine line between comics, literature and art, standing out for their high quality of production and design. The books published by Bries are books to read, look at and cherish, created by the very best international authors.
Always on the look-out for new adventures, Bries opened an area of creative games in February 2011 at the heart of Antwerp: The Bries Space. The Bries Space was created in January 2011 by publisher Ria Schulpen (Bries Publishing) and the artist Benjamin Demeyere. The Bries Space regularly organises events in the fields of painting, illustration, graphic design, comic art, animation and sculpture. The programme consists of exhibitions and presentations of books as well as performances.