18 novembre 2002
ANGOULEME 2003 :
30 YEARS OF CELEBRATING THE COMIC BOOK MEDIUM. OR SOMETHING.
from january 23 to 26, in a nice lil' french town called Angouleme, will be the annual "Festival international de la bande dessinée".
some excerpts from the great people who will (maybe) be there are known for a few days, and all seems like it will be anniversary time at its best.
this years's president is François Schuiten, and "international" means "international" with him : on the list are (at the moment) Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), Art Spiegelman (Maus), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), José Muñoz, Carlos Sampayo, Jiro Taniguchi, Dave McKean (Arkham Asylum), Benoît Sokal (Canardo), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Miguelanxo Prado and a few extra things like expos about Reiser, Rosinski, Nicolas de Crecy, and many more to come...
and if i don't give a shit about McFarlane, i'm really glad to see (for the second time) Neil Gaiman, this time with his partner McKean. the pair will be celebrated as they don't come this often in France ; in my "must catch" list are of course the legandary nippon Otomo, Art Spiegelman (we'll get more "Little Lit" infos, at last), Munoz, Taniguchi... and probably loads of great french/western european creators will be here too. i'm planning to get there and will update the news about it as soon as i'll get some.
more news about this festival here on the official page (english & french), and on BD News, probably the best (and smartest) french website devoted to the comics medium.