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Hermann Will Accept The Angoulême Grand Prix If Offered To Him
Recently, we reported that none of the three nominees were likely to accept this year's Grand Prix from the Angoulême festival, after considerable controversy and change over the nominees. Both Alan Moore and Hermann had previously said they would refuse the award and new nominee Claire Wendling asked her fans not to vote for her. However, ACBD reports that[...]
Does Anyone Actually Want The Angoulême Grand Prix?
And Claire Wendling, the subject of a campaign by comics writer Jean-David Morvan. Website BDGest decided to put the boot in with this infographic. Wendling, a famous name in France, moved to the USA to work in animation and games, but her work is incredibly influential worldwide Nevertheless, compared to the other two, her comic book body of work[...]
The Angoulême Awards 2015 – Riad Sattouf To Chris Ware
The Angoulême Awards have now all been presented, as well as the Grand Prix Award to Katsuhiro Otomo and the Grand Prix Special Prize to Charlie Hebdo And it wouldn't be the only reference to that magazine in the prizes… The Gold Award for Best Album went to L'Arabe Du Futur Vol 1 by Riad Sattouf, published by Allary[...]
The Running Of The Bulles At Angoulême
Laurent Queyssi writes for Bleeding Cool, The Angoulême Comics Festival isn't your typical comic-book convention. The publishers' and booksellers' booths,
North America Hits South France – More Looks At Angoulême 2015
@LEATV_ @SeanMurphyLA @Ssnyder1835" pic.twitter.com/0p4bdYNLIN — LEATV (@LEATV_) January 30, 2015 Made a comic about being in Angoulême, France pic.twitter.com/0kthytg6cQ — Ben Rankel (@benrankel) February 1, 2015 I do hope they all go here as well… This looks awesome A Jack Kirby exhibit at #Angouleme Photo by JD Morvan[...]
The Look Of Charlie Hebdo At Angoulême 2015…
After the events of early January, this year's Angoulême was always going to be dominated by expressions of support and memorial to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, those who died and were injured in the attack and to free speech as a whole. There were marches by comic creators and an address from the President, there were walls and[...]
Katsuhiro Otomo Wins Grand Prix And Presidency For Angoulême 2016
His acceptance speech is below. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRu112Arjwo[/youtube] Otomo won with 38% of the vote, against Alan Moore and Hermann. A special prize has also been given to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo has won the Grand Prix for Angoulême, recognising a comic book creator's contribution to the artform[...]
A Very Digital Angoulême From ComiXology And Amazon
ComiXology have returned to Angoulême, the world's biggest comic book festival, for their third year with a sale to spotlight comics, bandes dessinées (BD), graphic novels and manga from all over the world, both in English and French This international discount will apply through the festival until February 1st[...]
And Finally… Hurricane Hermann Arrives Ahead Of Angouleme
With the Grand Prix award going to either Alan Moore, Otomo or Hermann – or a last minute write-in vote for Charlie Hebdo. But could the weather have an influence on the voting process? Hurricane Hermann has just hit France… could that swing it one way or the other? As to Charlie Hebdo, it's sad that this[...]
Injured Cartoonist Riss To Take Over Editorship Of Charlie Hebdo
The French cartoonist Riss, real name Laurent Sourisseau, injured in the attack against Charlie Hebdo almost two weeks ago, will succeed the late cartoonist Charb as editor on the satirical cartoon magazone. 20 Minutes quotes current acting editor Gérard Biard as saying "There were two bosses Charlie Hebdo: Charb and Riss Charb is no longer there, but Riss[...]
Charlie Hebdo Reveals New Cover, Already On eBay For 49€
This is the cover to the memorial issue of Charlie Hebdo, to be published this  Wednesday And for those unwilling to try and fight for copies, the kind folk on eBay will sell you a copy for over fifteen times its cover price… that's $58 or £38… "All Is Forgiven"… [...]