The second-largest comics festival in Europe, and the third-largest in the world has run every year since 1974. More than 200,000 visitors come each year to the fair, including between 6,000 and 7,000 professionals and 800 journalists. The four-day festival is also notable for awarding several prestigious industry prizes.
The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is comprised of comics-related events, including readings, presentations, panel discussions, and a large exhibition area featuring publishers and comic authors and artists. This year’s event includes three accomplished French comic creators, with the support of Europe Comics and the French Consulate in Vancouver: Lewis Trondheim & Brigitte Findakly,(Cosmonauts of the Future, Marvelous Adventures of McConey), and Yvan Alagbé.
Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim, the brilliant pair behind Poppies of Iraq (published by Drawn & Quarterly), will be touring Canada this May! Come meet them at the Alliance Française in Vancouver on May 18th at 7 pm.
Brigitte Findakly and Lewis Trondheim, the brilliant pair behind Poppies of Iraq (published by Drawn & Quarterly), will be touring Canada this May! Come meet them along with French Beninese cartoonist Yvan Alagbé on May 16th at the Alliance Française in Edmonton, as part of the French Comic Book Festival. The event includes a signing session from 3:30 to 5:30, and a creator panel at 7 pm.