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A really positive and heartening undercurrent of change and connectio helped me enjoy the festival this year.
Our reporter at Angoulême continues his account of this year’s festival.
It capped a great year for women cartoonists.
The festival is a whirlwind of encounters and conversations and comparing itineraries, centered primarily on indulging in the delicious food and drink available in this region of France.
Our man on the scene muses on the place of kids comics in France and talks about the day’s prizewinners.
French comics were once the focus at Angoulême but things are changing.
It’s official, Rumiko Takahashi, one of the all time great manga-ka, has won the Grand Prix at FIBD Angoulême. She beat out the other two finalists, Chris Ware and Emmanuel Gilbert. The honor, considered one of the greatest in comics, is a lifetime achievement award and also confers the honor of being the marshal of […]
Takahashi would be only the second woman to win.
This afternoon, the Official Selections for the big prize at the 2019 FIBD in Angoulême were announced, along with prize nominees. The prizes – known as the Fauves – are one of the most prestigious in worldwide comics. In addition, Pierre Cristin, 80, the writer of Valerian and many other comic, was awarded the Prix […]