Quebec Comics at the Angoulême Festival

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Quebec Comics at the Angoulême Festival

Showcasing Quebec comics to the world

Every year the Canal BD network, an association of over 100 comics speciality stores, heads to the Angoulême International Comics Festival to meet and greet with publishers from around the world.

This year, François Mayeux, the founding president of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival and owner of Planète BD (the only Canal BD member on this side of the Atlantic), got the opportunity to make a presentation on Quebec comics during this important annual meeting of booksellers.

With the help of a catalog and video specially created by the MCAF team for the presentation, François charmed an auditorium of over 80 booksellers, presenting a wide range of Quebec comics and impressing the audience with the quality and diversity of Quebec’s many creators and publishers.

Team MCAF heads to Angoulême

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival was proud to send a six-person delegation to Angoulême this year. These representatives had the chance to hear the latest news, check out recent releases, and meet up with creators, editors, and fans; getting a brief taste of the rhythms of the city, where over 200 comic book creators live and work year-round.

Not only was the MCAF team able to meet up with cartoonists from around the globe, but they were also graciously welcomed by Catherine Fereyrolles, the Library & Archives Director at the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image. MCAF’s representatives were treated to a private visit to the Cité de la BD’s library, expositions, and even their amazing archives!

Another highlight of the trip was a meeting with Pili Munos, Director of the Maison des auteurs, which since 2002 has welcomed comic book artists from around the world for residencies ranging from three months to two years.


Calendar

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  • 13:00[FR] Duguay et Viau en dédicace
    La Boîte à B.D. de Laval
    3161 Blvd Dagenais O, Laval, QC H7P 1T8
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  • 17:00Ponto Volume 1 Launch Party
    MR-63
    Peel/Ottawa Montréal H3C 2G7
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  • 17:00[FR] Lancement Jours d’attente
    La Pastèque éditeur-boutique
    102 Ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7
  • 19:00Graphic Novel Book Club: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
    La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2
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  • 10:30[FR] Les Étoiles | Heure du conte avec Jacques Goldstyn
    Librairie Paulines
    2653 Rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1W3
  • 14:00[FR] Lancement – Les Cromz 2
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  • 18:00[FR] Bootblack Tome 1 : le lancement
    Librairie Z Bookstore
    3420 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, QC H1W 1P9
Current Date
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  • 17:00[FR] Triple Lancement de BD
    Coop Touski
    2375, Ste-Catherine Est Montreal H2K 2J5
  • 18:00Launch: Portraits du Mile End!
    La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2
  • 18:00[FR] Séance de dédicace avec Leif Tande
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  • 11:00Batman Day With Local Artists
    Librairie Omnibus
    625 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 1B8
  • 11:00[FR] Batman Day 2019
    La Boîte à B.D. de Laval
    3161 Blvd Dagenais O, Laval, QC H7P 1T8
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  • 19:00[FR] Quand je serai mort | Discussion autour de la BD polar
    La Pastèque éditeur-boutique
    102 Ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7
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  • 14:00[FR] Lancement bd Rock & Steel à Montréal chez Planète BD
    Librairie Planète BD
    4077 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2W 2M7
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