Created in 1981, the Salon du Livre de Paris, which became Livre Paris in 2016, is a book fair that brings publishers, French and international authors and over 150,000 avid readers together each year. A major cultural event in French public life, the book fair is highly appealing for its rich and varied programme and the many get-togethers it offers its visitors over four days: more than 800 events and activities featuring nearly 3,000 authors, who will be signing their books or taking the floor in talks and debates with readers.
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.