Middlewest and Dragman Win Big Angouleme Comics Prizes

The Angouleme Official Selection and Grand Prix are the most prestigious awards for comic books in the world, awarded to published comic books from the year before which have been published in French. The Official Selection List was published last year, but today all the main awards were presented, aside from the Grand Prix which will be awarded in the summer.

Middlewest and Dragman Win Big Angouleme Comics Prizes
Middlewest and Dragman Win Big Angouleme Comics Prizes

And for work originally published in English, my own favourite Steven Appleby's Dragman won the Special Jury Prize, and Skottie Young and Jorge Corona's Middlewest, originally published by Image Comics, won the Youth Prize, 12 to 16 years-old. Here are the winners, and the full Official Selection, with winners in bold.

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Best Graphic Novel: 

L'Accident de chasse (The Hunting Accident) by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair (Sonatine)

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Special Jury Prize

Dragman by Steven Appleby, translated from English by Lili Sztajn (Denoël Graphic)

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Audience Award –  Televisions France

Anaïs Nin sur la mer des mensonges (Anaïs Nin, on the sea of ​​lies) by Léonie Bischoff (Casterman)

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Revelation Prize

Tanz! by Maurane Mazars (Le Lombard)

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Audacity Prize:

La Mécanique du sage (The Mechanics of the Sage) by Gabrielle Piquet ( Atrabile )

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Series Prize:

Paul à la maison (Paul at Michel Rabagliati's House) by Michel Rabagliati ( La Pastèque )

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – High-School Student Prize: 

Peau d'homme (A Man's Skin) by Hubert and Zanzim (Glénat)

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Youth Prize 8-12 years old: 

Le club des amis (The Friends Club) by Sophie Guerrive (2024)

Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Youth Prize 12-16 years old: 

Middlewest Volume 1 – Anger by Skottie Young and Jorge Corona, translated by Julien Di Giacaomo (Urban Comics)

 Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Alternative Comics Prize:

KUTI, The Thick book of KUTI (Finlande)

Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Heritage Prize:

L'Éclaireur (The Pathfinder) by Lynd Ward (Monsieur Toussaint Louverture)

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Best Crime/Pulp graphic novel:

GoSt 111 by Mark Eacersall, Henri Scala and Marion Mousse ( Glénat )

Angouleme Comics Festival Prizes

Angouleme – Goscinny Prize for Script: 

Black-Out by Loo Hui Phang with Hugues Micol  ( Futuropolis )

Middlewest and Dragman Win Big Angouleme Comics Prizes

Angouleme – Konishi Prize: 

Tarareba Girls, Miyako Slocombe's translation of the work of Akiko Higashimura ( The Black Lizard)

Angouleme – Official Selection:

– Aldobrando – Gipi & Critone (Casterman)
– Anaïs Nin sur la mer des mensonges – Léonie Bischoff (Casterman)
– Battue – Lilian Coquillaud et Marine Levéel (6 Pieds Sous Terre)
– Baume du tigre – Lucie Quéméner (Delcourt)
– Billy Noisettes – Tony Millionaire (Huber)
– Black-out – Loo Hui Phang/Hughes Micol (Futuropolis)
– Cascade – Fabio Viscogliosi (L'Association)
– Chinese Queer – Seven (Sarbacane)
– Citéruine – Jérôme Dubois (Matière) / Citéville – Jérôme Dubois (Cornélius)
– Coda – Simon Spurrier et Matias Bergara (Glénat Comics)
– Connexions #1 – Pierre Jeanneau (Tanibis)
– Demain est un autre jour de merde Olivier Texier (Les Requins Marteaux)
– Dragman – Steven Appleby (Denoël Graphic)
– Eldorado – Tobias Tycho Schalken (Fremok)
– Flipette et Vénère – Lucrèce Andreae (Delcourt)
– Incroyable ! – Zabus et Hippolyte (Dargaud)
– Kent State – Derf Backderf (Çà et là)
– L'Accident de chasse – David L. Carlson et Landis Blair (Sonatine)
– La Fange – Pat Grant (Ici Même)
– La Mécanique du sage – Gabrielle Piquet (Atrabile)
– Le Dernier Atlas #2 – Fabien Vehlman, Gwen De Bonneval, Hervé Tanquerelle et Fred Blanchard (Dupuis)
– Le Mystère de la maison brume – Lisa Mouchet (Magnani)
– Le Taureau par les cornes – Morvandiau (L'Association)
– Les Jardins de babylone – Nicolas Presl (Atrabile)
– Les Poupées sanglantes – Benoît Préteseille (Atrabile)
– Paracuellos #2 – Carlos Gimenez (Fluide Glacial)
– Paul à la maison – Michel Rabagliati (La Pastèque)
– Peau d'homme – Zanzim et Hubert (Glénat)
– Pendant ce temps – Pelle Forshed (L'agrume)
– Pucelle #1 – Florence Dupré La Tour (Dargaud)
– Rusty Brown – Chris Ware (Delcourt)
– Tanz ! – Maurane Mazars (Le Lombard)
– Une année exemplaire – Lisa Mandel (Auto édition)
– Voyages en Egypte et en Nubie de Giambattista Belzoni #3 – Grégory Jarry, Nicole Augereau et Lucie Castel (Flblb)
– Pico Bogue #12 – Roques/Dormal (Dargaud)
– The Invisible Kingdom #1 – G. Willow Wilson / Christian Ward (Hi comics)
– Gousse et Gigot, Les contes de Marylène #4 – Anne Simon (Misma)
– Les Ogres-dieux #4, Première-née – Hubert et Bertrand Gatignol (Soleil)
– Irena #5 – JD Morvan, Séverine Tréfouël, David Evrard et Walter Pezzali (Glénat)
– Sapiens #1, La naissance de l'humanité – David Vandermeulen et Daniel Casanave (Albin Michel)
– Bolchoi Arena #2 – Boulet et Aseyn (Delcourt)
– Mauvaise herbe #2 – Keigo Shinzo (Le Lézard noir)
– Sengo #3 – Sansuke Yamada (Casterman)
– Space Brothers #31 Chuya Koyama (Pika)

Heritage:

– Peuple invisible – Shohei Kusunoki Cornélius)
– Anthologie Edika Volume 1 1979-1984 – Edika Fluide Glacial)
– Mauretania – Chris Reynolds (Tanibis)
– Le Marais – Yoshiharu Tsuge (Cornélius)
– Allez Hop ! – William Gropper (La table ronde)
– L'éclaireur – Lynd Ward (Mr Toussaint Louverture)
– Violence & Peace – Shinobu Kaze (Le Lézard Noir)

Crime/Pulp:

– De l'autre côté de la frontière – Jean-Luc Fromentalet Philippe Berthet (Dargaud)
– Gost111 – Scala, Mousse et Eacersall (Glenat)
– L'Affaire des hommes disparus – Kris Bertin et Alexander Forbes (Pow Pow)
– Tif & Tondu – Mais où est Kiki ? – Blutch et Robber (Dupuis)
– La Dernière rose de l'été – Lucas Harari (Sarbacane)
– Parker – Intégrale – Darwyn Cooke et Richard Stark (Dargaud)
– Bolita – Carlos Trillo et Eduardo Risso (ILatina)

Youth Selection – 8 to 12 Years Old

– Les Gardiennes du grenier – Oriane Lassus (Biscoto)
– Ariol – Ramono, ton tonton fait du bio ! – Emmanuel Guibert et Marc Boutavant (BD Kids)
– Le Roi des oiseaux #1 – Alexander Utkin (Gallimard BD)
– Cécil et les objets cassés – Élodie Shanta (Biscoto)
– Miss Charity #1 – Loic Clément et Marie-Aude Murail (Rue de sèvres)
– Le Club des amis #1 – Sophie Guerrive (2024)
– Détective Khan – Min-Seok Ha (Misma)
– Les Croques #3 – Léa Mazé (La Gouttière)

Young Adults Selection, 13 years old +

– Le Serment des lampions – Ryan Andrews (Delcourt)
– Le Discours de la panthère – Jérémie Moreau (2024)
– Spy x Family #1 – Tatsuya Endo (Kurokawa)
– Asadora #3 – Naoki Urasawa (Kana)
– Le Repas des hyènes – Aurélien Ducoudray et Mélanie Allag (Delcourt)
– Quitter la baie – Bérénice Motais de Narbonne Actes Sud BD
– Middlewest #1 – Skottie Young et Jorge Corona (Urban comics)
– Olive #1 – Véro Cazot et Lucy Mazel (Dupuis)

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