Mark your calendars!
Hear ye! Hear ye! Montreal and its Comics Art Festival (FBDM) are looking forward to celebrating their wood anniversary in 2016, and everyone is invited to take part in the festivities. It’s already been five years and to mark the occasion, you are invited to visit Parc La Fontaine from May 27 to 29, 2016.
Artists to discover
You’ll be able to stock up on comics (some of them autographed, maybe?) and meet artists, script writers and creators from all over. Activities for industry professionals will also be on the menu this year.
A year to celebrate
The FBDM isn’t celebrating alone; they will be accompanied by Jerome Bigras, a legendary character created by Jean-Paul Eid 30 years ago. Has Jerome at last reached the age of reason? To mark the event, M Eid has humbly accepted to prepare the next poster for the festival, a true work of art that you’ll discover in a couple weeks.
Other anniversaries will be highlighted this year, including the twenty years of Conundrum Press, the fifteen years of Mécanique Générale and the five years of Pow Pow Press. No need to say that the mood will be festive!
An international presence
The FBDM grows beautifully with the help of the public, the artisans and the volunteers. Together, year after year, we make this event a summer must-see in Montreal. However, the festival also continues elsewhere; last October, FBDM president Francois Mayeux was a jury member at the Festival BD of Algiers and participated in an meeting uniting the presidents of 10 international comic book festivals. Three delegates were also in Angoulême last January to consolidate established links (and to do a little bit of espionnage).
Take a few moments to jot down the next FBDM festival dates. If Mother Nature tries to rain on our parade, the festival will go on as it is properly protected from the elements. Don’t forget that all the activities are also free of charge. Why fix something if it isn’t broken?
It’s a date!