Jean-Claude Mézières & Pierre Christin in Conversation, moderated by Paul Gravett. In 1967, Christin and Mézières created the Valerian & Laureline comic book series, which tackles social and philosophical issues with a strong dose of mid-century radicalism and has just been adapted into a film by Luc Besson. They will share and discuss with the audience what makes their collaboration unique, between political commentary and colourful art.
Award-winning French Illustrator Alexandre Clérisse will present a drawing workshop and discuss his newest book Now Playing: A Seek-and-Find Book for Film Buffs, a seek-and-find book from Chronicle Books. Green Apple Books will have copies of the book for sale. Two lucky attendees will receive two film passes donated by 4 Star Theatre. This program is open to children, tweens, teens, and their parents. No registration is required.
Monday May 13, 4pm – 5pm
Richmond Meeting Room
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks
351 9th Ave
The city of Huntington Beach, California, will host the inaugural NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world. Based on the comic art festivals that are hugely popular in Europe, the festival will be held over the weekend of May 17-19, 2019. Hundreds of the world’s most celebrated creators are expected to attend the three-day event, participating in seminars, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and signing sessions, the vast majority of which will be free to the public.
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