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We’d been looking around for a list of this year’s Angoulëme Prize nominees, but no such list seems to exist in English save this as-always excellent article by Bart Beatty commenting at the list of nominees. Beatty explains that this year’s winner be be drawn from a list of 50 notable books. You can see that list here at a truly excellent site with sample pages covers and so on. A whole afternoon of browsing fun there, but for easier reference we’ve made a list with a few notes and the English titles of books published here.

Angoulême 2008 notable books:

Death Note
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Kana)

Journal d’une disparition
Hideo Azuma (Kana)

Vilebrequin
Obion and Arnaud Le Gouëfflec (Kstr / Casterman)

Helter Skelter
Kyôko Okazaki (Sakka / Casterman)

Amer béton – Intégrale (Tekkon Kinkreet)
Taiyô Matsumoto (Tonkam)

Djinn Djinn
Ralf König (Glénat)

American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang (Dargaud)

Gus
Christophe Blain (Dargaud)

à où vont nos pères (The Arrival)
Shaun Tan (Dargaud)

La véritable histoire de Futuropolis
Florence Cestac (Dargaud)

XIII
Jean Giraud and Jean Van Hamme (Dargaud)

Petite histoire des colonies françaises
Otto T. and Grégory Jarry (Flblb)

Le dernier mousquetaire (The Last Musketeer)
Jason (Carabas)

Le gros lot
Nikola Witko (Carabas)

L’autre fin du monde
Ibn Al Rabin (Atrabile)

Le roman de Renart
Bruno Heitz (Fétiche / Gallimard)

Pascal Brutal
Riad Sattouf (Fluide Glacial)

Le grand autre
Ludovic Debeurme (Cornélius)

Adèle blanc-sec
Jacques Tardi (Casterman)

Les cités obscures : La théorie du grain de sable
Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten (Casterman)

Epuisé (Spent)
Joe Matt (Le Seuil)

En route pour le new jersey (Buddy Does Jersey)
Peter Bagge (Rackham)
–What is French for New Jersey anyway?

L’éléphant
Isabelle Pralong (Vertige Graphic)

Le Feul
Frédéric Peynet and Jean-Charles Gaudin (Soleil)

Ma Maman est en Amérique, elle a rencontré Buffalo Bill
Jean Regnaud and Émile Bravo (Gallimard)

Chaque chose
Julien Neel (Gallimard / Bayou)

Jérôme K. Jérôme Bloche
Alain Dodier (Dupuis Repérages)
––Interior page left

Moi je et caetera
Aude Picault (Warum)

Baudelaire
Noël Tuot and Daniel Casanave (Casanave & Tuot)

Capricorne
Andreas (Le Lombard)

Cancer and the city (Cancer Vixen)
Marisa Acocella Marchetto (L’Iconoclaste)

Mourir partir revenir – Le jeu des hirondelles
Zeina Abirached (Cambourakis)

Acme Novelty Library
Chris Ware (Delcourt)

Donjon parade
Manu Larcenet, Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim (Delcourt)
–The delightful Dungeon series is published here in Engliash by NBM.

Chroniques birmanes
Guy Delisle (Shampooing / Delcourt)
–Delisle (Shenzen, Pyongyang) follows these up with a trip to Burma. Hopefully this will be picked up in the US by D&Q.

Fido face à son destin
Sébastien Lumineau (Shampooing / Delcourt)

Île Bourbon 1730
Appollo and Lewis Trondheim (Shampooing / Delcourt)

Trois ombres
Cyril Pedrosa (Shampooing / Delcourt)
–THREE SHADOWS is out soon from First Second here in the US.

La topographie interne du monde
Jean-Christophe Menu (Les Requins Marteaux)

Journal d’un fantôme
Nicolas de Crécy (Futuropolis)

La Marie en plastique
Pascal Rabaté and David Prudhomme (Futuropolis)

Par les chemins noirs
David B. (Futuropolis)

Construire un feu
Christophe Chabouté (Vents d’Ouest)

Exit Wounds
Rutu Modan (Actes Sud BD)

Faire semblant c’est mentir
Dominique Goblet (L’Association)

La vie secrète des jeunes
Riad Sattouf (L’Association)

Le chat du rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat)
Joann Sfar (Poisson Pilote / Dargaud)

Château l’attente (Castle Waiting)
Linda Medley (Çà et là)

Kiki de Montparnasse
Catel and José-Louis Bocquet (Écritures / Casterman)

R.G.
Pierre Dragon and Frederik Peeters (Bayou / Gallimard)

Please, go read Bart’s informative essay; click on some links. Explore and learn about some wonderful comics.

  1. Is it wrong that most of the reason I want to learn a lot of foreign languages is to read a bunch of Euro comics?

    I was so excited when Les Humanoids decided to publish in earnest here, and I think I bought up everything they put out. When DC said they would distribute them I was ecstatic. Then they disappeared leaving me to have to learn French….

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