The pandemic seems to be behind us! It definitely felt that way at this year’s Angoulême Comics Festival, which finally took place between the 17th and the 20th of March 2022. Hope you’ve been following our daily diaries on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and here is a little recap of everything we saw and did this year.
If you’ld like to relive the experience, then head over to the FIBD2022 highlights bubble on our Instagram.
As soon as we arrived we made our way to the main festival tent to see this year’s stands of Europe Comics partners Dargaud, Dupuis and Le Lombard. By that point all of the stands were already filled with excited crowds browsing through books and queueing to get signatures from their favorite writers and artists.
Many books in our catalog were nominate for the Angoulême Prize this year, from which 4 came first in their respective categories.
The Aude Picault Exhibition
Aude Picault asserts her style a little more with each new album, between intimate narration and refined drawing. This exhibition at the Angoulême International Comics Festival retraced a discreet path, characterised by the finesse of her line, but also of her mind. After releasing Limited Edition in 2018, Europe Comics will release her fourth long story, Amalia, in April 2022. Stay tuned!
The Christophe Blain Exhibition
The leading author of the new comics, was given a major retrospective at the Angoulême Festival this year. It included original panels from Le Monde sans fin (Dargaud, 2021) which is being released in English by Europe Comics soon, Stay tuned!
The authors signing books for their fans at the Dargaud, Dupuis and Le Lombard stands included the creators behind Blacksad, Juanjo Guarnido and Juan Díaz Canales who has also scripted Gentlemind alongside Teresa Valero, art by Antonio Lapone; the artist behind Noir Burlesque, Enrico Marini; the artist behind Ladies with Guns, Anlor; as well as the creator of The Story of the Velvet Underground, Prosperi Buri. We also had a chance to see Mikaël, who was promoting another love letter to New York, Harlem and many many more, as you can see below…
And this was our experience this time at the French capital of comics, we already miss it and look forward to next year’s edition and what it has in store for us!
Header image: The Angoulême Fauve