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From their website:

The French Comics Association is pleased to bring acclaimed francophone and other international graphic novelists to Chicago for the American Library Association Annual Conference, “the premier global library event  bringing together the newsmakers, innovators, thought leaders, and influencers in the library field, from all over the world.”

The FCA recognizes the importance of libraries in American schools, universities, and as community centers—and the influence and expertise of librarians, who have been advocates for the rising trend of graphic novel publishing.

This trip will offer fans a rare opportunity to meet internationally best-selling authors and illustrators, along with their French and North American publishers. On stages and at educational sessions, social events on and off-site of the conference, join us to discover the beauty of bande dessinée.

Featured creators: Guy Delisle, Marguerite Abouet, Pénélope BagieuJérémie Royer, David Etien, Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi.

This week, the French Comics Association, both at McCormick Center and around the Chicagoland area, will host numerous events celebrating and publicizing great French comics (bande dessinée) which have been translated into Anglais, as well as many amazing titles only seen in Europe.

If you’re attending the annual conference of the American Library Association, you’ll have access to most of these events. If you aren’t, there are still many events being held in Chicago, open to the public!

Highly recommended! The talent is amazing, the stories varied and enjoyable!

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If you can’t attend…

Meet the creators at stages, sessions, and social events. Follow us on Twitter @FrenchComix, Instagram @ComicsFramed and on Facebook: ComicsFramed, and learn more at www.FrenchComicsAssociation.com


Wednesday / June 21st

David Etien signing at Aw Yeah, Comics! In Skokie

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION: Aw Yeah! Comics

7925 Lincoln Avenue

Skokie, IL 60077

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Thursday / June 22nd

Comics That Kiss Better

7 pm – 9 pm (after-party location TBA)

At Sector 2337 / 2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) and the French Comics Association host a cross-cultural celebration with crinks, crawings, and Bande Dessinée!

Welcome European cartoonists to the Windy City: Guy Delisle, Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer, David Etien, Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi—with Chicago-land favorites Ivan Brunetti and Keiler Roberts.

Live readings of projected comics, emcee’d by Aaron Renier, plus book-signings, (cash) bar, and the chance to chat with incredible international artists. Bring your sketchbook. Mingle with French and European publishing professionals and the Chicago alternative comics community.

Thursday, June 22nd

7 pm – 9 pm (after-party location TBA)

At Sector 2337 / 2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647


Friday / June 23rd

Exhibit hours 5:30 – 7:30 pm [Ticket required]

Sessions

Read More, Read Better: Learning with Comics and Graphic Novels

11 am – 4 pm

Location: McCormick Place, W183a

With Pop Culture in the Classroom, the Children’s Book Council, and keynote speaker National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Yang. Meet the creators: Guy Delisle, Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer, David Etien, and Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi.

Signings

at Booth #1229

5:30-6:30 pm: Guy Delisle. Meet “one of the greatest modern cartoonists” (The Guardian), creator of Pyongyang, Jerusalem, and Hostage.


Saturday / June 24th

Exhibit hours 9 am – 5 pm

At #ALAAC17: Do it the French way. Stop by Booth #1229 for morning croissants and comics!

Stages

The Rise of Graphic Novels for Kids in Europe and the USA

9:30 – 10:20 am

Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage

Featuring: Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi (Globetrotting Viola), joined by their publisher Marco Bernardini, and First Second editorial director Mark Siegel (Five Worlds), with Eisner and Caldecott Award winner Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost and Leave Me Alone!).

Sessions

Graphic Memoirs: How Non-fiction Graphic Novels Bring Real Lives to Life

10:30 – 11:30 am

McCormick Place, W175b

Featuring award-winning creators Guy Delisle (Hostage), Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) and Jérémie Royer (Audubon: On the Wings of the World), moderated by Meg Lemke.

Signings

At Booth #1229

10:30 – 11:30 am: Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi (Globetrotting Viola)

11:45 – 12:45 pm: Guy Delisle (Hostage), Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) and Jérémie Royer (Audubon)

1 – 2 pm: Marguerite Abouet (Akissi and Aya of Yop City) and David Etien (The Baker Street Four)

3 – 4 pm: Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’)

At Partner Publishers

1 – 2 pm: Guy Delisle (Hostage) at Drawn & Quarterly Booth #2716

2:30 – 3 pm: Marguerite Abouet (Akissi and Aya of Yop City) at Nobrow Booth #3121A

3:30 – 4:30 pm: Marguerite Abouet (Aya of Yop City) at Drawn & Quarterly Booth #2716

Events in Chicago

Drawn In Europe: The Art of European Comics Comes to Chicago

International School of Comics Chicago

4-6 pm artist presentations

6-9 pm Italian food and French desserts!

Location: Ciao Chicago / 1656 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622

Launch party for a month-long exhibit featuring Teresa Radice and Stefano Turconi’s Globetrotting Viola, David Etien’s The Baker Street Four, and Jérémie Royer’s Audubon: On the Wings of the World

Book Lovers Extravaganza

The Book Cellar, Lincoln Square

6:30 – 9 pm

Location: 4736 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Hosted by Reading Group Choices: book club curious go “speed dating” with authors! Featuring Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) and Marguerite Abouet (Aya of Yop City).


Sunday / June 25th

Exhibit hours 9 am – 5 pm

Stages

How to Write for Children and Young Adults

9:30 – 10:20 am

Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage

Featuring Marguerite Abouet’s (Akissi and Aya of Yop City), David Etien (The Baker Street Four) and Jérémie Royer (Audubon: On the Wings of the World). Moderated by rockstar librarian and children’s author Betsy Bird (Funny Girl).

French Comics on Screen: Film Adaptations of Franco-Belgian Graphic Narratives

3 – 3:50 pm

Chapter One Stage

How do graphic novels offer new inspiration to the cinemafrom intimate stories (like Blue is the Warmest Color) to major sci-fi movies (Valerian) and animated features? Featuring creators Marguerite Abouet (Aya of Yop City), David Etien (The Baker Street Four), and publishers Olivier Jalabart (Glénat) and Robert Ballantyne (Arsenal Pulp Press). Moderated by Matt Madden (Drawn Onward).

Liberties at work and Creator’s ownership

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage

Join renowned international artists Guy Delisle (Hostage), Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) and Jessica Abel (Trish Trash) in a lively cross-cultural discussion around the differences in creative process and publishing cultures in France and the USA. With Philippe Ostermann (Dargaud) and moderated by John Shableski (Eisner Foundation).

Sessions

Universal Language of Comics: Culture and Creation Beyond America

1 – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency McCormick, Jackson Park/CC 10AB

A diverse panel of comics creators and professionals discuss how fan culture and creator processes differ beyond America and how the medium and its fans cross cultural divides. Featuring Marguerite Abouet (Akissi), Teresa Radice (Globetrotting Viola), and Nazeli Kyuregyan (Europe Comics).

Signings

At Booth #1229

10:30 – 11:30: Marguerite Abouet (Akissi), Jérémie Royer (Audubon), David Etien (The Baker Street Four)

11:20 am – 12:30 pm: Teresa Radice & Stefano Turconi (Globetrotting Viola)

4:00 – 4:30: Marguerite Abouet (Aya of Yop City) and David Etien (The Baker Street Four)

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Guy Delisle (Hostage), Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) and Jessica Abel (Trish Trash)

At partner publishers

1 – 2 pm Guy Delisle (Hostage) at Drawn & Quarterly Booth #2716

1:30 – 2 pm Jérémie Royer (Audubon) at Nobrow Booth #3121A


Monday / June 26th

Exhibit hours 9 am – 2 pm

Signings

At Booth #1229

Pre-signed books available and additional author signings to be announced!



 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Jealous of those of you getting the chance in Chicago to meet Pénélope Bagieu, who did a great book with Boulet titled “Blank Slate’ and the line of “Josephine’ albums that has been translated into a movie (or two?),, too… The books have been translated into English and are available at Comixology now…

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