Angoulême festival planning memorial and seeking contributions


It will be a very difficult Angouleme comics festival they year, as the French comics world—and the entire world—deals with the senseless death of five cartoonists. I’m told the festival is planning a memorial and also seeking contributions via their  Facebook page.  While they are asking for “Je suis Charlie” contributions, I’m sure the cartoonists of the world can […]

Pedigree Chum 30/01/14: Après Moi le Déluge


Hey! How about that? A bit of French to start things off, how fancy and educational we’re all being this morning. Heidi’s swanned off to France to drink Cognac and Coffee for a few days, leaving the rest of us here to wander the vast wasteland of the internet, stood in the shadow of a tower […]

The Angoulême Dining Guide: it’s a lot more than crêpes


by Abby Denson, with Jessica Abel and Xavier Lancel So you’re going to Angoulême? Lucky you! I’ve exhibited with Xavier Lancel for the past several years and thought I’d share some of my favorite places to eat while at the festival. Even better, Angoulême resident Jessica Abel kindly agreed to vet my suggestions and add […]

We’re going to Angoulême!


At long last, I’m going to the Angoulême Comics Festival! Or to give it its proper name, the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA BANDE DESSINÉE. The Angoulême Festival is the largest non-manga comics gathering in the world, as some 200,000 comics lovers flood the medieval town to look at displays, listen to concerts, get books signed, […]

Willem wins grand Prix at Angoulême amongst some muttering


Despite an attempt to liven things up with a more actually influential cartoonist winning the Grand Prix at Angoulême, 72 year old Dutch cartoonist Willem has won. Lambiek tells us of him Born and bred in de Veluwe, one of the most conservative regions of Holland, Willem has become one of the world's most unpredictable […]

Angoulême is underway; Brecht Evens killing it; Pénélope Bagieu wins something


The biggest comics-focused event in the world is underway drawing hundreds of thousands of people to look at comics and cartoonists with no movie stars to distract them, Despite this, only one English language reporter seems to be filing from the show, Comics Reporter’s Bart Beatty who has his first two reports here and here.