Tag Archives: Angoulême

Bill Watterson’s Poster For Next Year’s Angoulême

Bill Watterson is President of next year’s Angouleme Comic Art Festival in France. For which he has drawn this poster. New Bill Watterson artwork is a rare and anticipated treat. I understand however that there is more to come… The show …

Art Spiegelman Tops Petition Over Treatment Of Ex-Angoulême Director Gilles Ciment

La Cité de la BD is the French comic book institution that includes the Angoulême comics museum and is very influential in the annual Angoulême comic book festival, the largest such comic event in the Western world. Its director, Gilles Ciment was …

Benson’s Cuckoos From Drawn & Quarterly – Nothing’s ‘Safe’ In This Funny Animal Office Book

Drawn & Quarterly are in the midst of release quite a few diverse graphic novels, all so different, in fact, that they remind us of how vast and all-encompassing the range of comic genres really are. One of the strangest …

Pop Culture Hounding Angouleme: A Special With Paul Pope And Friends (Part 2)

By Chris Thompson Following on from last week’s Angoulême special with Joe Keatinge & friends (which you can still listen to here) – this week I conclude my report from the 41st Festival International de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême …

What’s More Alternative Than The Alternative Section Of Angoulême

Xavier Lancel writes for Bleeding Cool, SCARCE held its usual booth in the Alternative/Small editors section of the FIBD (International Bandes Dessinées Festival) in Angoulême, France, during the four days of this event. While feeling the wholeness of the event …

Could We Get New Tintin Earlier Than We Thought?

Bleeding Cool previously reported on plans by Tintin publisher Casterman to publish a new volume one year before the character enters the public domain, despite reported wishes of Herge. But at Angoulême, the scene seemed to be set for an …

Pop Culture Hounding Angouleme: A Special With Joe Keatinge And Friends (Part 1)

By Chris Thompson After last week’s chat with the gifted and insanely busy Zack Whedon (which you can still listen to here) – I’m back with the first of my reports from the 41st Festival International de la Bande Dessinée …

Bill Watterson Wins Angoulême Grand Prix. Now, For Next Year…

Bill Watterson has won the Angoulême Grand Prix, giving the creator of Calvin & Hobbes membership of the Angoulême Academy and making him president of next year’s Angoulême comics festival. Which, for a comic creator often regarded as a bit …

Cartoonists Speak Out Against SodaStream Sponsorship Of Angoulême

One of the official sponsors of this year’s Angoulême comic festival is SodaStream, a company under considerable PR pressure over its factory built in Israeli illegally occupied land in Maale Adumim, to the east of Jerusalem. Though the factory management …

Alan Moore Withdraws From Angoulême Grand Prix

So Alan Moore is one of the three main nominees for the Grand Prix of Angoulême, alongside Bill Watterson and Katsuhiro Otomo. Such an honour, the greatest in the comics industry, would see Moore made a member of the Angoulême …

Over Four Hundred Twenty-Four Hour Comics At Angoulême

One of the amazing regular events at Angouleme is the twenty-four hour comic event, in which comic creators, professionals, amateurs and students all compete to put out a twenty-four page comic in one full day. Over four hundred of them. …

Paris To Get Its Very Own Comics Art School, Funded By Guy Delcourt

The most famous French language comics schools are the St. Luc Institute in Brussels and the Angoulême School. Strangely, I don’t think that Paris had anything to match…. until now. Guy Delcourt is the head of France’s second largest comics …

Bill Watterson, Alan Moore And Katsuhiro Otomo Top The First Round Of The Angoulême Grand Prix

Bleeding Cool is a little freaked by our seeming-clairvoyance here… But Bill Watterson, Katsuhiro Otomo and Alan Moore have won the first round of voting for the Angoulême Grand Prix, all non-French speakers/natives. The highest and grandest honour in comic …

Boycott Threatens To Disrupt Angoulême Grand Prix

The Grand Prix at Angoulême is the highest acclaim any comic book creator can receive in comics. Voted on by the Grand Prix Academy made up of acclaimed French comic book creators, the winner will become a member of the …

Angoulême Opens Voting To International Comic Book Authors

The highly regarded prizes given out by the Angoulême Comic Book Festival have, in the past, been criticised for being too insular. Recognising comic book work published in French, they are voted on by the French/Belgian comics community, some organised, …

Angoulême’s Full Official Selection Lists For 2014

Angoulême, the best and biggest comic book festival in the Western world, has unveiled it’s official selection for its 41st year, a list of what it considers to be the best comic books published in French, from which the show’s …

“Make Comics. It’s Cool.”

While I was in Phoenix, Brendon kindly told you all that Bleu Est Une Couleur Chaude, translated as Blue Is The Warmest Colour is the first film based on a comic to win the Palm D’or. A History Of Violence …

Scarce Magazine At Angouleme For Bleeding Cool

Xavier Lancel is the editor-in-chief of famous French magazine SCARCE on US comics. the magazine has been running since 1983, making it one of the oldest magazine in print on US comics. The latest issue covered the whole DC science-fiction …