Festival International d’Angoulême
Angoulême, France: here, every year since 1974, the largest European event dedicated to comics, the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angouleme is celebrated.
Now in its 44th edition, scheduled for January 26 to 29, the Festival in its programming assigns several awards including the most coveted are the Grand Prix de la ville d'Angoulême, the famous and coveted Lifetime Achievement Award and the Fauve d'Or, that is the prize for the best cartoon of the year, regardless of gender, style and geographic origin.
Angoulême, once a year, becomes the cartoon Mecca of all those fans and loyalists who believe in what is considered the ninth of the arts. 96 hours of a festival that will welcome fans and curious from around the world to celebrate this language of drawings and words, so easy to read that at the beginning is betrayed into the hands of children, but so full of emotions that many continue to read For all life. A marathon with exhibitors' stands for autographs, exhibitions, screenings, debates, conferences, meetings and concerts.
The 2017 edition presents the comics of Hermann, Will Eisner, Mézières and Christin and Franquin, masters whose work embodies the founding archetypes genres of this art, but also offers the work of artists such as Kazuo Kamimura, Alex Alice, Sophie Guerrive.
The poster for the 44th edition of the festival is designed by Hermann, who won the Grand Prix in 2016, and as usual, for every winner of the Grand Prix, Hermann will also chairman of the event and will be dedicated to him one of the main exhibitions of the festival.
Representing the Region Lazio in Angoulême there will be the illustrator Silvia Amantini that, in collaboration with Skylab Studios, has made little Chef Susie starred in comic books, augmented reality, a book of recipes for children.
All information on the event on the rich event website.