22th Bédélys

MCAF

The 22th Bédélys Awards

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF) has launched the 22th Bédélys Awards on March 18 with the announcement of the finalists in its five categories. At the award ceremony, on may 28th a new award was unveiled; it pays tribute to a personality who has greatly contributed to the recognition and promotion of the Québécois comic arts.

  • Bédélys Québec
  • Bédélys Independent Francophone
  • Bédélys Independent Anglophone
  • Bédélys Youth
  • Bédélys International
  • Bédélys Tribute

The finalists are revealed to the public online, via a series of videos narrated by radio hosts Pierre Therrien and Jean-Michel Berthiaume.
All the illustrations are designed by Sophie Bédard.

The winners of the 22th Bédélys Awards were announced on May 28, 2021 as part of the 10th annual Montreal Comic Arts Festival.
Find all the information on the differents Bédélys categories.

Bédélys Québec Award

Winner: Temps libre, Mélanie Leclerc (Mécanique Générale)

Best comic book created and published in Quebec 

Finalist:

  • Aliss, Patrick Senécal & Jeik Dion (Front Froid & Alire)
  • Bouée, Catherine Lepage (La Pastèque) 
  • Casa Rodéo, Thom (Pow Pow)
  • C’est comme ça que je disparais, Mirion Malle (Pow Pow)
  • Temps libre, Mélanie Leclerc (Mécanique Générale)

Read the texts of the jury on the Bédélys Québec finalists. (in French)

Bédélys Independent Francophone Award

Winner: Boumeries volume 10Boum 

Best self-published francophone comic book created in Quebec

Finalist:

  • Boumeries volume 10Boum 
  • Grosses colèresVal-Bleu
  • Kalipso Volume 1, Marie Blanchet 
  • Le feu des joursColin Effray
  • Saperli, Catherin 

Read the texts of the jury on the Bédélys Independent Francophone finalists. (in French)

Bédélys Independent Anglophone Award

Winner: Hi, Stranger, Anouk

Best self-published anglophone comic book created in Quebec

Finalist:

  • Frog and Toad are Queer, Nina Drew
  • Hi, Stranger, Anouk
  • Kalipso Part 01, Marie Blanchet
  • OKOK Comics Volume 1, Colin L. Racicot

Read the texts of the jury on the Bédélys Independent Anglophone finalists.

Bédélys Youth Award

Winner: Sacrées Sorcières, Pénélope Bagieu (Gallimard)

Best French-language comic book for an audience of 7 to 14 years of age

Finalist:

  • Blue au pays des songes, Davide Tosello (Vents d’Ouest)
  • Nat tout court, Maria Scrivan (Scholastic)
  • Nico Bravo et le chien d’Hadès, Mike Cavallaro (Kinaye) 
  • Omniscients, Vincent Dugomier & Renata Castellani (Lombard)
  • Sacrées Sorcières, Pénélope Bagieu (Gallimard)

Read the texts of the jury on the Bédélys Youth finalists. (in French)

Bédélys International Award

Winner: Peau d’homme, Hubert & Zanzim (Glénat)

Best comic book published in French-language outside of Québec

Special Mention: Pucelle 1 : DébutanteFlorence Dupré la Tour (Dargaud)

Finalist:

  • Anaïs Nin : Sur la mer des mensonges, Léonie Bischoff (Casterman)
  • Carbone & Silicium, Mathieu Bablet (Ankama)
  • Clyde FansSeth (Delcourt)
  • Eileen Gray : Une maison sous le soleil, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes & Zosia Dzierzawska (Dargaud)
  • Géante, Jean-Christophe Deveney et Tamarit (Delcourt)
  • Hors-saison, James Sturm (Delcourt)
  • L’accident de chasseDavid Carlson & Landis Blair (Sonatine)
  • Peau d’homme, Hubert & Zanzim (Glénat)
  • Pucelle 1 : DébutanteFlorence Dupré la Tour (Dargaud)
  • Vernon SubutexVirginie Despentes & Luz (Albin Michel)

Read the texts of the jury on the Bédélys International finalists. (in French)

Bédélys Tribute

François Mayeux, founder of Promo 9e Art and co-founder of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival.

Personality who has made a major impact on the recognition and promotion of the Québécois comic arts. 

Read the text on the nomination for the first Bédélys Tribute Award.