Fresh off their Gran Prix win at Angouleme, the legendary duo of Dupuy and Berberian come to America. Related: a preview of Dupuy’s Haunted at Vulture. Also, Matt Madden previews tonight’s event.
Words Without Borders and Housing Works Presents
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Straight out of Angoulême
Dupuy & Berberian

Wednesday, March 5th
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street, Soho

Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berberian have been collaborating for twenty-five years, with their most successful comic series, “Monsieur Jean,” selling over 120,000 copies in France. The anthology of their work, Get a Life, won an Angoulême Alph-Art Award, one of the most coveted awards in the comic genre. Their work has appeared in The New Yorker and in drawn & quarterly and Dark Horse Presents. Phillipe Dupuy was born in Paris and Charles Berberian was born in Iraq. After having spent his childhood in Baghdad and later Beirut, Lebanon, Berberian settled as a teenager in Paris where both he and Dupuy continue to live and work. Drawn and Quarterly has translated and published much of their work, including most recently Philippe Dupuy’s Haunted.

Matt Madden, moderator (NYC, 1968) has been doing comics for over 10 years now. He is the author of Black Candy and Odds Off (Highwater Books.) In 1996 Madden began writing reviews for The Comics Journal and other publications, which he continues to do, if infrequently. He is a founding member of the American chapter of the formalist comics group, Oubapo. Madden lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Jessica Abel. He works in illustration and comics coloring and also teaches comics at the School of Visual Arts. He is currently working on several new projects, including a comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style; and the new periodical series collecting new work, A Fine Mess, published by Alternative Comics


  1. Wow. Today I’m sorry I still don’t live in NYC. I absolutely LOVE the work of Dupuy & Berberian. Their “Monsieur Jean” books are among my favorite BDs. Very influential. Heidi: If you go, please tell us know how it went!