23rd Bédélys

MCAF

The 23rd Bédélys Awards

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival (MCAF) has launched the 23rd Bédélys Awards on March 24 with the announcement of the finalists in its five categories.

  • Bédélys Quebec
  • Bédélys Independent Francophone
  • Bédélys Independent Anglophone
  • Bédélys Youth
  • Bédélys International

The finalists are revealed to the public online, via a series of videos narrated by radio host Jean-Michel Berthiaume.
All the illustrations are designed by Mélanie Leclerc.

The winners of the 23rd Bédélys Awards will be announced on May 27, 2022 as part of the 11th annual Montreal Comic Arts Festival.
Find all the information on the differents Bédélys categories.

Bédélys Quebec Award

Best comic book created and published in Quebec 

  • Football-Fantaisie, Zviane (Pow Pow)
  • La conquête du cosmos, Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau and Francis Desharnais (Pow Pow)
  • Le petit astronaute, Jean-Paul Eid (La Pastèque)
  • Poisson à pattes, Blonk (Pow Pow)
  • René Lévesque : Quelque chose comme un grand homme, Collectif (Moelle Graphik)

See the video unveiling the Bédélys Québec finalists (video in French)

Bédélys Independent Francophone Award

Best self-published francophone comic book created in Quebec

  • Le retour, tome 3 : Libération, Francis McNamee and Laurence Dea Dionne
  • Le temple des dieux fous, François Brisson and Luc Chamberland
  • Tuer le peintre, Étienne Poisson and Olivier Robin

See the video unveiling the Bédélys Independent Francophone finalists (video in French)

Bédélys Independent Anglophone Award

Best self-published anglophone comic book created in Quebec

  • ARC Twenty-Nine #4.1, 4.2 & 4.3, Marc Michaud    
  • RDW – A Tale of Lost Fantasy – VOL 01, Marco Rudy
  • Misfits: 3 Strips From Hell, Cartoonist Cac 
  • The Seed, Sid Church             
  • Zen and the Ephemeral, Laurence Dea Dionne

See the video unveiling the Bédélys Independent Anglophone finalists

Bédélys Youth Award

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

  • Elles T.1 : La nouvelle(s), Aveline Stokart and Kid Toussaint (Lombard)
  • L’année où je suis devenue ado, Nora Dåsnes (Casterman)
  • La Ferme Petit Pois T.1 : La nouvelle vie de Jen, Lucy Knisley (Gallimard)
  • Lightfall T.1 : La dernière flamme, Tim Probert (Gallimard)
  • Snapdragon, Kat Leyh (Kinaye)

See the video unveiling the Bédélys Youth finalists (video in French)

Bédélys International Award

Best comic book published in French-language outside of Québec

  • Blanc autour, Wilfrid Lupano and Stéphane Fert (Dargaud)
  • Dessiner encore, Coco (Les Arènes)
  • Écoute, jolie Márcia, Marcello Quintanilha (Çà et là)
  • Le grand vide, Léa Murawiec (2024) 
  • Mégafauna, Nicolas Puzenat (Sarbacane)
  • Radium Girls, Cy (Glénat)
  • René·e aux bois dormants, Elene Usdin (Sarbacane)
  • Soleil mécanique, Lukasz Wojciechowski (Çà et là)
  • Sur la piste, Henry McCausland (Presque Lune)
  • Vers la tempête, Jean-Sébastien Bérubé (Futuropolis)

See the video unveiling the Bédélys International finalists (video in French)