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Airborne 44 To Be Published In English And French For D-Day Anniversary

French comics publisher Casterman is to simultaneously release the next volume of one of its biggest hit comics in May. Airborne 44 by Philippe Jarbinet is a war comic set in World War II and very successful series in the …

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 …

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 …

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. …

This Is What A French Digital Comic Reader Looks Like

ComiXology are at Angouleme, and are surveying people passing by the booth… and these are the results so far. And they have Jeremy Nguyen writing and drawing an Angouleme diary on the go…

Bob And Bobette Get A Modern Makeover

Bob And Bobette is a classic Belgian comic strip. It looks like this. Or rather it did. Because it’s getting a revamp and now looks… like this.   Quite a jump! Zombies must be next!

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 …

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 …

French Comics In 2013 – It’s Not All Asterix. But Quite A Bit Is.

ACBD has looked at the overall French comic book market, and we have learned lots of things. Here are just a few. 5159 comic books were published in France in 2013,  3882 of them brand new, down 7.3% on 2012, …

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 Exhibitions In Pictures

A look at some of the exhibitions at Angouleme this week. Don’t you wish you’d been there? Andreas Hoochie Coochie Brecht Evens Uderzo expo: Jano expo: Disney expo: Current Angoulême festival president Jean-Claude Denis expo: Pénélope Bagieu expo:  

Angoulême Hands Out Its Awards, Prizes And Controversy For 2013

The Angoulême Festival has revealed their winners of 2013. The Grand Prix was split, between Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball who received a “Special” 40th Anniversary Grand Prix while Willem got the actual regular Grand Prix. The one …

Angoulême Dreaming

The Fortieth Angoulême Comic Art Festival, the largest such event in the world, is underway, kicking off this weekend. And no, I’m not there. I’d probably just get in a fight if I did. Didier Pasamonik, comic book industry journalist, …

Batman Gets A Very French Christmas

French comic anthology Spirou has announced its Christmas double-sized special, issue 3895. In which, amongst many Christmas stories give us Céline Fraipont and Pierre Bailly‘s tale of a woodland-dwelling Santa Claus  in battle with a depressed overweight Batman. Ho ho …

Cultura Replaces FNAC As Angoulême Sponsor

The French bookstore chain Cultura has replaced FNAC as the main sponsor of the world’s largest and most prestigious comics convention. This represents a continual shrinking in size of sponsor, from Leclerc, a big supermarket company, then multi-media store FNAC, …

Abby Denson At Angoulême

Abby Denson writes for Bleeding Cool. Hi, I’m Abby DENSON. This is my third year at Angouleme. So far, I’m making good on my vow to come every year, and I’m so glad I can! My friend Yuuko KOYAMA came …

Jim Woodring Wins Jury Prize At Angoulême – And Other Awards

I know, I know, how provincial, a US-based website goes and puts the US comic creator who won the jury prize at Angoulême in the headline. Guilty as charged. But here are the full list of winners, as presented at …