The French Touch Of Marvel Exhibition At Angoulême – Is It Missing Someone? (UPDATE)


Panini is a French magazine publisher, most active in Europe and South America. Amongst many licenses are Marvel Comics which lets them republish any Marvel comic book series except for the Fantastic Four.

And they are celebrating twenty years of acquiring that license with an exhibition being held at the upcoming Angoulême Festival at the end of January, Le French Touche De Marvel, celebrating French creators working on Marvel comic books.

The festival celebrates the Marvel art of Moebius, Olivier Coipel, Jean Frisano, Philippe Buchet, Claire Wendling, Philippe Briones and Paul Renaud, as well as major French/Belgian comic book artists doing original takes on Marvel characters including Bastien Vives (image above) Penelope Bagieu, Lewis Trondheim, Boulet and more.

But someone they have missed out is Marvel artist Stephanie Hans. She writes,

And its not just her.

The French Touch Of Marvel exhibition runs at the Angoulême Theatre – National Scene between January 26 to January 29, 2017 – produced by 9eArt + and  Panini Comics , with exhibition co-ordinator Matteo Losso.

Might be an idea to spell Straczynski correctly as well… I know, I know, pot, kettle, mauve.

UPDATE: Stephanie writes on the comments,

thanks everyone, yup, even you candletrick ❤ so, after discussion with Panini, it appears that it is a bad communication. The exhibition has indeed included each one of us but just didn't feel the need to warn us about it and chose to communicate only about the famous french artists even if they never worked for Marvel before.

Case closed, thanks for having my back .


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