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We’re Coming to the Capitol!

The French Comics Association will tour to Washington, D.C. from June 20-25th, 2019. We will exhibit and take part in panels and other events at the American Library Association Annual Convention.

Keep watch on the website for updates and announcements!

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#ALAAC19

Find us at booth #3644 at the American Library Association Annual Conference! Events and panels to-be-announced

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ALA Book Signing Schedule

Meet the Authors at Booth #3644! Signing times are to-be-announced, so watch this space…

AUTHORS

Meet the Creators

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Dominique Bertail

Dominique Bertail, of Tours, France, takes his influences as a cartoonist from around the world, including Moebius, Juillard, and Otomo.

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Guillaume Long

Born in 1977, in Switzerland, Guillaume Long, from an early age, observed his mother working in her kitchen. After graduating from Art School in Saint-Etienne, he decided to combine both his passions: comics and food. He then started a comics …

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Laurence Baldetti

Laurence Baldetti was born in 1982 in the sunny south of France. Introduced at an early age to visual art by her Fresco painter mother, she pursued artistic studies in Lyon. Influenced by international styles and artists including US Comics, …

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Wilfrid Lupano

Wilfrid Lupano was born in Nantes, in the west of France, and spent most of his childhood in the southwestern city of Pau, France. He spent his childhood reading through his parents’ comic book collection and enjoying role‑playing games. He studied …

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Julia Billet

Julia Billet was born in 1962. She is the author of both prose and comics. She lives in Paris while thinking that it would be good to live somewhere else, far from the city, in order to write, write, write… …

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Karim Friha

Karim Friha was born in Maisons-Laffitte, France, in 1980. As a child, he took a liking to comics with the Franco-Belgian classics, most notably Asterix and Gaston Lagaffe. After receiving his bachelors degree in science, he studied math but ended …

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Typex

Typex is a Dutch illustrator and graphic novelist. A graduate of the Amsterdam College for the Arts, his work appears in many nationwide newspapers and magazines. He has illustrated numerous children’s books and has published some of his own. His …

Resources & Recommended Reading

Discover the Beauty of Bande Dessinée

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Andy: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

This monumental graphic biography of the King of Pop Art, five years in the making, is a 562-page journey through the life and times of Andy Warhol.
By : Typex
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Catherine’s War

1941. Rachel studies at the Sevres House boarding school, where her parents put her for safety, and discovers her love for photography. Soon, the laws discriminating against Jews intensify, and there is no security anywhere in the occupied zone. From one day to the next, the children must leave everything behind...

By : Julia Billet and Claire Fauvel
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Infinity 8

The city-sized, deep-space cruise ship "Infinity 8" stops halfway en route between the Milky Way and Andromeda, blocked by a massive field of debris containing wreckage and artifacts from countless planets, cultures, and possibly dimensions. The captain of Infinity 8 sets out eight of the ship's top security, each one sent out in a parallel time loop, lasts only eight hours, at which point things snap back...
By : Lewis Trondheim, Zep, and Dominique Bertail
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Rise of the Zelphire

This supernatural tale is steeped in Victorian steampunk and is a delightfully dark adventure, like Charles Dickens by way of Tim Burton.
By : Karim Friha
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The Mission 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.
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The Quest of Ewilan, Vol. 1: From One World to Another

In this grand fantasy, 13-year-old Camille's life is forever changed when she and her friend Salim accidentally pass through a portal to a parallel dimension and enter the magical world of Gwendalavir.


By : Laurence Baldetti
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The Wolf in Underpants

A community of forest animals trades scary rumors about a nearby wolf. Some critters have even gone into business selling wolf traps and anti-wolf fences. But when the wolf appears in a pair of striped underpants, everyone rethinks their fears. This is a heartwarming story about understanding differences, told with an oddball sense of humor.
By : Wilfrid Lupano and Mayana Itoïz
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To Eat and To Drink

Where can you get not just good, but the best wild garlic? What are the tried-and-true utensils every master chef’s kitchen should have? Which recipe should you have in your back pocket for preparing to perfection at a moment’s notice? What are the best wine pairings for your next dinner party?


By : Guillaume Long

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.

Learn more about the FCA at this link.

 

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