Più libri più liberi is the Rome book fair and takes place inside the Palace of Congress. #plpl is the only fair in the world dedicated exclusively to independent publishing: every year more than 400 publishers from all over Italy attend the exhibition in order to present to the public their latest news and catalogs. It is also a meeting place for professionals, where insiders of the publishing industry can discuss issues and problems of the sector and, at the same time, identify strategies and assets to develop in the future.
Europe Comics is proud to present its first panel at the Angoulême International Comics Festival:
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS EUROPEAN COMICS?
Do “European” comics exist today? Industry professionals from the Continent and beyond share their visions and insight.
Comics have been emerging and evolving across Europe since the start of the 20th century, but it was in French, under the term bande dessinée or “BD,” that these creations started taking more and more space in the cultural landscape, alongside American comics and Japanese manga. Where do things stand today? What will become of the genre tomorrow? Is it possible to define a kind of “European” comics, real or imagined? An international panel of experts and professionals come together to discuss. Presented by Europe Comics, a collaborative digital imprint in English comprising publishers from across the continent, born from the desire to increase the visibility of European comics internationally.
With Thierry Smolderen (Gypsy, Ghost Money), Thomas Ragon (Dargaud, France), Klaus Schikowski (Carlsen Comics, Germany), Pawel Timofiejuk (Timof Comics, Poland), Paul Gravett (Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know, 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die) and Karen Green (Columbia University). Moderated by Matteo Stefanelli (Lucca Comics & Games, Italy).
The panel will be held in English and will take place at the Rights and Licensing Market at 2:30PM
Ahead of this year’s Translation Slam at Lucca Comics & Games 2018, don’t miss the Europe Comics panel discussion about the growing presence of European comics beyond the continent’s borders, “Exporting Comics: How European Comics Travel the World.” Participants will include Sophie Castille (International Rights Manager, Mediatoon), Italian publishers Michele Foschini (BAO) and Massimiliano Clemente (Tunue), and American translator Jamie Richards (Kobane Calling, Lion Forge).
Comics che viaggiano: come il fumetto europeo si esporta nel mondo, Complesso San Micheletto, 11:15-12:00.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Graphic Novels That Make History @ Javits Center, Room 1C03
Nonfiction graphic novels are more popular than ever, from Persepolis to March. But what does the future of the genre hold? With Peter Tomasi (The Bridge), Nathan Hale (Lafayette!) Ted Fox and James Otis Smith (Showtime at the Apollo), Mikaël (Giant), and Matt Fitch and Chris Baker (Apollo). Moderated by Abraham Riesman, staff writer at New York Magazine.
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm The Beat Presents: The World Comics Invasion @ Javits Center, Room 1A02
Comics from around the world are finding a bigger audience than ever in the US. A look at how creators around the world approach their work and the medium. With Ana Mirallès (Spain), Mikaël (Canada), Mateusz Skutnik (Poland), Emanuela Lupacchino (Italy), and Fabio Moon (Brazil).