Special Event : One-day seminar on the comic arts in Quebec

Friday, May 26, 2017

from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm



A number of topics will be discussed, including an overview of the Quebec comic arts scene, how local media promotes comic arts, building awareness for Quebec artists and creators, a professional look at the comic book creation process, comic book publishing in Quebec and the historical value of local comic book. SCHEDULE 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Address and Coffee 9:30 a.m. to noon Group A — Media Coverage for Comic Arts Current media practices, increasing awareness of comic arts within media, educating critics on how to properly review comic books, promoting local success stories, etc. Group B — Promoting Quebec Artists and Creators Building awareness locally and outside Quebec, key promotional events for comic books in Quebec, integration of comic books within general literary events, important prizes and awards for the Quebec comic book industry, etc. Group C — Overview of the Quebec Comic Arts Industry What constitutes a “Quebec Comic Book” and a “Quebec Comic Book Creator”? Differences between French and English creators, publishers and audiences, impact of digital distribution, situation of comic books in schools. 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Group A — A Professional Look at the Comic Book Creation Process Situation of creators, payment practices and royalties, association and representation, legal protection, financial support, breaking into the industry, etc. Group B — Comic Book Publishing in Quebec Sources of financial support in Quebec and Canada, short-, medium- and long-term development, promotional and distribution challenges in Quebec and abroad, concerted projects and initiatives, etc. Group C — Historical Value of Quebec Comic Books Conservation of Quebec comic books, promoting the history of comic books, new editions of important works in print or in the digital space, recognizing comic books as literature, interactions between comic books and other literary creations, comic books as multimedia or performance art, critical awareness and review of comic books, etc. TO REGISTER FOLLOW THIS LINK