Why having strong female characters matters.
Pénélope Bagieu is a French illustrator and comic artist. She has had over a decade of successes in comics with work such as La page Blanche, Cadavre Exquis and her comic series Joséphine, who was not only a best-seller but was also adapted to cinema in 2013 and even got a sequel. In the last few years, her work […]
Once again, the French Comics Association, the French Embassy, NYCC and some of the greatest cartoonsits working today are teaming up for “Comics Framed,” a weeklong festival of European comics that will take lace at NYCC and various venues around the city. I’m honored to be taking part once again with my annual “European Comics” […]
The Brooklyn Book Festival is not only New York’s premiere book event, it’s a great showcase for graphic novels. And this year’s event is no exception. The official poster was even created by Adrian Tomine with Rodrigo Corral. The Festval runs September 11 through 17. Showcased creators include Gene Luen Yang, Gabrielle Bell,Seymour Chwast, Gabby Rivera, Thi Bui, […]
I’m still putting together my MoCCA thoughts, but in the meantime, here are the winners of the fourth annual MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence, which are presented by a judging panel. I dont’ think nominees were ever announced, and I was given winner’s names only not the works they won for but I’ll update when I get […]
UPDATE! AT the event Bagieu told me that “Culottes” will be published next year by First Second as Brazen. Yay! Tonight at 7:30 I’m doing a book release event at the WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn with the amazing and talenrted Pénéope Bagieu for the arrival of her GN California Dreamin’, a biography of Mama Cass Elliott. It’s […]
For the last month, the French Comics Association has been hosting events around New York City as part of their inaugural “French Comics Framed,” which celebrates francophone comics and cartoonists. One of the final of events of the festival takes place tonight and it’s a doozy. “Drawing the Unspeakable” is a panel that features a […]
We just told you about the huge deal between French comics publisher Delcourt and Comixology to being a line of French comics to English via digital. Now here’s one example of why it’s big, an exclusive preview of the English language version of Pénélope Bagieu’s Josephine.
Bagieu is hugely popular in France for her down to earth comics about contemporary life. Her Exquisite Corpse was just published earlier this year by First Second; Josephine is her long running comic about a young woman with the usual complicated and annoying life—at least one of the strips below describes just about every day of my life, but I’ll let you guess which.
By Nick Eskey
Penelope Bagieu is a French illustrator who over the last ten years has become more involved in making comics and graphic novels. Some of her works include Josephine, Not Bad, White Page, and Stars of the Stars. She also has a comic blog, My Life Is Quite Fascinating, where she portrays everyday life in a humorous light.
Last event, but the one that I am moderating! BK: European (Comics) Invasion with Darryl Cunningham, Penelope Bagieu, Sergio Garcia Sanchez & Nadja Spiegelman | WORD: This event takes place at our Brooklyn location. The artists are coming! WORD is proud to present a panel discussion with UK and European artists Darryl Cunningham (The Age of […]