David Mazzucchelli Hands Over His Award In Style To Bastien Vivès

Each year at Angouleme, l'Association des Critiques de Bande-Dessinée selects their own Critics Prize for the comic creator most deserving, in a rather splendid ceremony. This year  the award went to Bastien Vivès  for his book Polina published by KSTR/Casterman.

David Mazzucchelli Hands Over His Award In Style To Bastien Vivès

The award was announced by Jean Christophe Ogier (left below), President of the association, alongside the American Ambassador was on hand, as was Art Spiegelman, President of the regional council and David Mazzucchelli, who won the award last year.

David Mazzucchelli Hands Over His Award In Style To Bastien Vivès

And it was David's job to hand over the award – he did so by creating a flip book, the images of which were animated in a presentation to all assembled, a dancing ballerina drawn by Mazzuchelli in the manner of Vivès' work. Which, reportedly, rather moved Vivès.

David Mazzucchelli Hands Over His Award In Style To Bastien Vivès

Either that or he was working out just what the hell he was going to do to top that, when it's his turn next year.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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