Angoulême's Full Official Selection Lists For 2014


Angoulême, the best and biggest comic book festival in the Western world, has unveiled it's official selection for its 41st year, a list of what it considers to be the best comic books published in French, from which the show's final winning awards will be chosen.

Familiar titles for regular Bleeding Cool readers include Paul Pope's Battling Boy, Saga, Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother, Tom Gauld's Goliath, Scalped, Fritz The Cat, the work of Jack Kirby, Nancy and, for what I think is the first time for Marvel for non archival work, Hawkeye.

UPDATE: 2005, apparently.

Rather forebodingly, its writer Matt Fraction tweeted;


  • Ainsi se tut Zarathoustra by Nicholas Wild
  • Annie Sullivan & Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert
  • Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama
  • Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
  • Carnet du Pérou – Sur la route de Cuzco by Fabcaro
  • Cesare, Vol 1 by Fuyumi Soryo
  • Charly 9 by Richard Guérineau, Jean Tuelé
  • Le chien qui louche by Étienne Davodeau
  • Come Prima by Alfred
  • Deadline by Lauren-Frédéric Bollée, Christian Rossi
  • L'Étranger (D'après l'uvre d'Albert Camus) by Jacques Ferrandez
  • Fenêtres sur Rue – Matinées / Soirées by Pascal Rabarté
  • Fuzz and Pluck in Splitsville #2 by Ted Steam
  • Goggles by Tetsuya Toyoda
  • Goliath by Tom Gauld
  • Les guerres silencieuses by Jaime Martin
  • Hawkeye, Vol 1: My Life as a Weapon by Matt Fraction, David Aja
  • In God We Trust by Winshluss
  • Jonathan, Vol 16 – Celle qui fut by Cosey
  • Kililana Song, Vol 2 by Benjamin Flao
  • LastMan, Vol 1, Balak by Michaël Sanlaville, Bastien Vivès
  • The Book of Leviathan by Peter Blegvad
  • Macanudo 4 by Liniers
  • Mauvais Genre by Chloé Cruchaudet
  • My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
  • Opus, Vol 1 by Satoshi Kon
  • Paco – Les main rouges, Vol 1 by Éric Sagot, Fabien Vehlmann
  • Un petit détour et autre racontars, Vol 3 by Gwen de Bonneval, Hervé Tanquerelle
  • The Property by Rutu Modan
  • King of the Flies, Vol 3 – Happy Days by Mezzo, Pirus
  • Saga, Vol 1 by Fiona Staples, Brian K. Vaughan
  • Les Temps Mauvais – Madrid 1936-1939 by Carlos Gimenez
  • La tendresse des pierres by Marion Fayolle
  • Vapor by Max
  • Les voleurs de Carthage, Vol 1 – Le Serment du Tophet by Appollo, Hervé Tanquerelle


  • Agito Cosmos Vol 2 by Fabien Mense and Olivier Milhaud
  • Battling Boy by Paul Pope
  • Cerise's Tickets by Joris Chamblain and Aurélie Neyret
  • Detective Rollmops by Renaud Farace and Olivier Philipponneau
  • Jane, The Fox And Me by Isabelle Arsenault and Fanny Britt
  • Kairos by Ulysse Malassagne
  • Klaw Vol 1 by Joël Jurion and Antoine Ozanam
  • Louca Vol 1 by Bruno Dequier
  • Milo's World Vol 1 by Christophe Ferreira and Richard Marazano
  • Space Brothers by Chûya Koyama
  • Walhalla Vol 1 by Marc Lechuga and Nicolas Pothier
  • Zita, The Girl From Space Vol 1 by Ben Hatke


  • Amy And Jordan by Mark Beyer
  • Cowboy Henk by Kamagurka and Herr Seel
  • Fritz The Cat by Robert Crumb
  • Frontline Combat Vol 2 by Collectif and Harvey Kurtzman
  • Jack Kirby Anthology
  • Melody by Sylvie Rancourt
  • Nancy 1943-1945 by Ernie Bushmiller
  • Pouissons En Eaux Troubles by Susumu Katsumata
  • Spirou by Yves Chaland
  • Les Trois Royaumes by Luo Guanzhong


  • Heartbreak Valley by Simon Roussin
  • Lartigues et Prévert by Benjamin Adam
  • Ma Révérence by Wilfrid Lupano and Rodguen
  • Scalped Vol 8 by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra
  • Tyler Cross by Brüno, Fabien Nury

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