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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Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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  • 10:00[FR] Léon et les traditions
    Librairie Monet
    2752 Rue de Salaberry, Montréal, QC H3M 1L3
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  • 19:00[FR] Club de lecture FBDM // Créatures
    Organized By MCAF | Montreal Comic Arts Festival
    Coop Touski
    2375, Ste-Catherine Est Montreal H2K 2J5
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3
  • 16:00In-store signing with Jeff Lemire
    Crossover Comics
    3560 rue Notre-Dame Ouest Montréal, QC H4C 1P4
  • 18:15Comics and Music
  • 19:00Graphic Novel Book Club: Berlin by Jason Lutes
    Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    211 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K5
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1
  • 17:00Book Launch: Pokko and the Drum by Matt Forsythe
    La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2
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  • 18:30[FR] Lancement de Méchant Far West 2
    Bric à Brac livres
    2011 rue Aylwin, Montréal H1W 3C4
9
1
  • 12:00Lancement HÉROS du Peuple tome 2
    La Boîte à B.D. de Laval
    3161 Blvd Dagenais O, Laval, QC H7P 1T8
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  • 17:30Triple lancement Pow Pow
    Le Cheval Blanc
    809 Ontario est, Montréal H2L 1P1
  • 19:00[FR] Rencontres d’écrivain.e.s du CRILCQ | Francis Desharnais
    Librairie Le port de tête
    262 Ave Mont-Royal E, Montreal, QC H2T 1P5
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13
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  • 17:00[FR] Lancement de L’interprétation DES BOIS
    Le Cheval Blanc
    809 Ontario est, Montréal H2L 1P1
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1
  • 19:00Conundrum Press Launch Spectacular!
    La Petite Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2
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  • 11:00Expozine 2019
    Arcmtl Archive Montréal
    1025 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1H1
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  • 11:00Expozine 2019
    Arcmtl Archive Montréal
    1025 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1H1
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  • 19:00Lynda Barry + Chris Ware in Conversation
    Théâtre Rialto
    5723 Park Ave, Montreal, Quebec H2V 4H2
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  • 17:00Vernissage – Exposition Réal Godbout à La Pastèque
    La Pastèque éditeur-boutique
    102 Ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7
  • 19:00Connor Willumsen launches Bradley of Him
    La petite librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2
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  • 14:00Michel Rabagliati – Paul à la maison
    La Librairie de Verdun
    4750 rue wellington Montréal, QC H4G 1X3