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American Library Association Annual Conference 2018 #ALAAC18

Discover the beauty of bande dessinée at #AlAAC18 in New Orleans!

The French Comics Association brings a delegation of creators with new releases, translated to English, perfect for large and small library collections.

From Tintin to Persepolis to ValerianFrench comics translate into bestsellers, growing new readers and library circulation. For fans and new readers to the Graphic Novel form, visit our booth #451 and stay tuned for more event details… 

AUTHORS

Meet the Creators

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Barroux

Barroux was born in Paris and spent much of his childhood in North Africa. After studying photography, art, sculpture, and architecture, he worked as an art director in Paris and Montreal before beginning his career as an illustrator. His work …

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Aurélie Neyret

Aurélie Neyret is an illustrator from Lyon, France. When she was little, she loved to hide away and read all night long, and—more than anything else—to draw! Today, her approach to life hasn’t changed much, and she works hard to …

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Benjamin Reiss

Benjamin Reiss studied art history in Paris, then went to the Emile Cohl School in Lyon to study comic art. After graduating, he worked in Paris for the video game and animation industry. In 2000, he met a Japanese girl …

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Cati Baur

Cati Baur was born in Geneva in 1973. After getting a master’s degree at the Sorbonne, she was determined to become a cartoonist. An admirer of Claire Brétécher, Will Eisner, and greatly influenced by the environment in which she worked, she …

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Eve Tharlet

Eve Tharlet is the illustrator of over 150 books for children, including the Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox series. Although born in Alsace, Ms. Tharlet grew up in Germany, taking courses in printmaking and screen-printing in Berlin before studying illustration …

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Julie Rocheleau

Montreal illustrator Julie Rocheleau took her first steps into comics in 2010 with The Invisible Girl, written by Émilie Villeneuve. The two storytellers went on to win a Bédais Causa from the Quebec Francophone Comics Festival. The same year, Julie …

Resources & Recommended Reading

Discover the Beauty of Bande Dessinée

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About Betty’s Boob

She lost her left breast, her job, and her guy. She does not know it yet, but this is the best day of her life... An inspiring and surprisingly comedic tale of loss and acceptance told largely through silent sequential narrative.
By : Julie Rocheleau, Boom Studios
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Alpha: Abidjan to Paris

With a visa, Alpha’s journey to reunite with his family would take a matter of hours. Without one, he is adrift for over a year, encountering an unforgettable cast of fellow travelers lost and found along the way.
By : Bessora & Barroux, Bellevue Literary Press
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Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-In-Training

Cici dreams of being a novelist. Her favorite subject: people, especially adults. She’s been watching them and taking notes. Everybody has one special secret...
By : Joris Chamblain & Aurélie Neyret, First Second Books
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Four Sisters: Enid

Bereaved by the death of their parents, five sisters live in a seaside villa full of nooks and mystery—growing up sharing their grief, experiences, and love.
By : Malika Ferdjoukh & Cati Bauer, IDW
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Mr. Badger & Mrs. Fox: The Wild Cat

The Wild Cat's mean words make Ginger wonder if she's a true fox. She sets out to find other animals like her. But she's about to learn that there's nothing better than being who you are . . .  
By : Brigitte Luciana & Eve Tharlet, Lerner
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Super Tokyoland

Benjamin Reiss flies to Tokyo to spend a year with Kayoko, the Japanese girl he met in France a year earlier. What he finds upon landing is a vast and complex culture, steeped in tradition but full of surprises.
By : Benjamin Reiss, Top Shelf/IDW
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The Missions of the FCA

The French Comics Association (FCA) celebrates the originality of French Comics and their creators, and supports American publishers who bring these work to new audiences in translation.

THE FRENCH COMICS ASSOCIATION

THE FRENCH COMICS ASSOCIATION

The French Comics Association brings together many of the major publishers of French comics, including Dargaud, Casterman, Delcourt, Dupuis, Gallimard BD, Glénat, Le Lombard, Rue de Sèvres, and Soleil. As part of its mission to promote Franco-Belgian comics in the United States and worldwide, the association aims to promote comics translated into English, to support the U.S. publishing industry, and to stimulate cultural exchanges on the basis of literature and visual narratives.

The French Comics Association is supported by the Centre National du Livre, the Bureau International de l’Édition Française, the Syndicat National de l’Édition and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

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