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French Comics Kiss Better

The Comics Framed Festival Returns to New York City

October 3rd – 9th 2017

A week-long festival, day-to-night around the New York Comic Con

Celebrating the Franco-Belgian comics tradition and boundary-breaking storytelling

Featuring: Pénélope Bagieu, Brüno, Mathieu Lauffray, Patricia Lyfoung, Fabien Nury, Alexis Sentenac, El Torres, Valérie Vernay, and Zep

Daily: Visit us at Booth #1669 at NYCC—meet the creators, pick up free prints and fancy swag!

Nightly: Discover the beauty of bande dessinée at innovative and interactive events across the city—screenings, panels, art parties, and more!

Scroll right (hit that little arrow) on web banners for a day-to-day schedule. Or, click here! 

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DIY To a Career in Comics

International Graphic Novel Stars on How They Made It

Wednesday / October 4th

6-8pm

Columbia University, Butler Library, 535 W 114th Street, Room 523

 

The superstar of bande desinée, Zep, a bestseller in France, makes a rare appearance in the USA for his debut graphic novel translation, A Story of Men (IDW). Joined by his compatriot (and also a French bestseller) Pénélope Bagieu, creator of California Dreamin’ and the soon-to-be-released Brazen from First Second, plus homegrown comics DIY-heroine Julia Wertz, of the legendary web comic Fart Party—whose new ode to NYC, Tenements, Towers, and Trash, is out now from Henry Holt. All these creators started self-publishing, in zines and blogs, and found their unique voice and audience well before traditional publishing houses “discovered” their work. Together, they’ll talk about the differences in producing and sharing work in France and America, what they’ve learned from (and turned away from) in fan feedback, and how they’ve made choices in their careers. Moderated by Terence Irvins of Books Kinokuniya.

 

 

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NYCC 2017!

Meet French Artists at New York Comic Con

Booth #1669

October 5th – 8th

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St.

Signing schedule to-be-announced!

 

In partnership with Europe Comics and Books Kinokuniya

Official NYCC Panels and Programs:

 

THURSDAY

 

French Comics Kiss Better: Bande Dessinée 101

1:30-2:15pm

Admission with NYCC Professional Badge

Celeste Auditorium, New York Public Library, 76 5th Ave.

 

Come discover the beauty of bande dessinée, and learn about the rich Franco-Belgian comics tradition. French comics are proven to translate into American bestsellers, from Tintin to Persepolis to Valerian. Meet star creators such as Zep (A Strange Man), Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin), Pénélope Bagieu (Brazen), Mathieu Lauffray (Valerian and Long John Silver) and Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56). Moderated by Meg Lemke, French Comics Association.

 

Educator Meetup: A Gathering of Educators and Comics Industry Professionals

3:45 – 4:45pm

Co-hosted with Pop Culture Classroom and First Second Books

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French and American artists will join teachers with proven success introducing and analyzing comics in their classes, to engage and educate students from K-12 and secondary school. You can engage in interactive, small-group meetings where you’ll get the chance for personal discussion with these amazing artists and local educators. There will also be some amazing giveaways for attendees (while supplies last)!

 

The Death of Stalin: Exclusive Footage and Interview with Fabien Nury AND ARMANDO IANNUCCI for the IFC Release of the Film Based on Titan Comics Political Thriller

7:45 – 8:45pm

Javits Room 1A06

 

IFC Films presents an exclusive screening of footage of The Death of Stalin, directed by Armando Iannucci, starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor. Based on Thierry Robin & Fabien Nury‘s graphic novel from Titan Comics, originally published in France, this darkly comic political thriller follows the struggle for supreme power after Stalin’s falling–changing the fate of the nation and the world. And it all really happened. Q&A to follow between Armando Iannucci, Fabien Nury and a journalist. Give-aways to be announced!

 

SATURDAY

 

Lion Forge Comics Panel: Hear the Lion’s Roar

12:15 – 1:15pm

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Growth and change in 2016 catapulted Lion Forge/Roar Comics onto comics’ center stage. Join Lion Forge along with special guest writers and artist as they give a detailed peek at what Lion Forge has planned for 2017 as well as glimpse of what’s to come in 2018. Featuring Valérie Vernay.

 

PW Presents: The European Comics Invasion

4-5pm

Javits Room 1B03

 

It’s Publishers Weekly’s annual look at the European cartoonists scene – and with more and more European comics finding a US audience the time has never been better.This year we talk to creators from around the world including Fabien Nury and Patricia Lyfoung (France), Zep (Switzerland) Mahmud Asrar (Turkey) and more, moderated by Heidi MacDonald.

 

SUNDAY

 

New & Noteworthy Titles from IDW Books and Top Shelf

2:30 – 3:30pm

Javits Room 1A18

 

Featuring Zep! The most diverse publishing house in comics takes to the stage for an hour-long celebration of the graphic novel.

 

Ready for Adventure? Action (and Romance) Packed YA / All-Ages Comics        

3:45 – 4:45

Javits Room 1A05

 

Check out swashbuckling, world-traveling, magical and action-packed adventure comics for teens! Romance and adventure await in graphic novels by Patricia Lyfoung, Scott Westerfeld, Nidhi Chanani, and Valérie Vernay and Ngozi Ukazu. Moderated by Adam Kullbert of Pop Culture Classroom.

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NYCC 2017 SIGNING SCHEDULE!

#NYCC2017 Autographing Schedule for FRENCH COMICS KISS BETTER! 

Meet the creators for book signings, commissions, and signed prints

times are subject to change

 

Thursday, October 5th

 

Bonjour #NYCC17! Start your day with free croissants at booth #1669 from 10am…

 

10:30am-12pm: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) at Europe Comics booth #1558

11am-12pm: Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56) at FCA booth #1669

12-12:45: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) at FCA booth #1669

12-1pm: Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at Lion Forge booth #2243

1-2pm: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) & Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at FCA booth #1669

1:30-2:15pm: Panel / French Comics Kiss Better: Bande Dessinée 101, New York Public Library, 76 5th Ave., Trustees

2:15-2:45pm: Zep (A Strange Man), Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin), Mathieu Lauffray (Valerian and Long John Silver) & Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56), NYPL (prints & pre-purchased books)

2-3pm: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) at Papercutz table R7 (Artist’s Alley)

3-5pm: Brüno (Tyler Cross) at Europe Comics booth #1558

3:45-4:45pm: Session / Educator Meetup: A Gathering of Educators and Comics Industry Professionals – free signed prints and pre-purchased books autographed, room 1C01

5-6pm: Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at FCA booth #1669

6-7pm: Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at NYCC Autographing Table 22 in Hall 1B

7:45-8:45pm: Panel / The Death of Stalin: Exclusive Footage and Interview with Armando Iannucci and Fabien Nury, room 1A06

 

Friday, October 6th

10:30-12pm: Zep (A Story of Men) at FCA booth #1669

10:30-11:30: Brüno (Tyler Cross) & Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at Europe Comics booth #1558

12-1pm: Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at Titan Entertainment booth #2142

12-1pm: Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) at FCA booth #1669

12:30-2pm: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) at FCA booth #1669

1:30-2:30pm: Pénélope Bagieu (California Dreamin’) at First Second booth #2239

2-3:30pm: Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56) at FCA booth #1669

3-5pm: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) at Europe Comics booth #1558

4-5:30pm: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) & Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at FCA booth #1669

 

Saturday, October 7th

 

10:30am -12:00pm: Patricia Lyfoung at FCA booth #1669

11am-12pm: Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at Lion Forge booth #2243

12:15-1pm: Panel / Lion Forge Comics: Hear the Lion’s Roar, room 1B03

1-2pm: Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56) & Zep (A Story of Men) at FCA booth #1669

1-2pm: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) at Papercutz table R7 (Artist’s Alley)

1:30-2:30pm: Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at IFC Entertainment booth #312

2-3pm: Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56) & Zep (A Story of Men) at IDW booth #1844

2-3pm: Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at FCA booth #1669

2:30 – 3:30: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) & Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at FCA booth #1669

3-4pm: Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56) at Insight Editions booth #1946

3-5pm: Brüno (Tyler Cross) at Europe Comics booth #1558

4-5pm: Panel / PW Presents: The European Comics Invasion, room 1B03

4-6pm: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) at FCA booth #1669

 

Sunday, October 8th

 

10am-12pm: Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56) at FCA booth #1669

10:30-11:15 Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at Europe Comics booth #1558

10:30-12:30: Brüno (Tyler Cross) at Europe Comics booth #1558

11:15-12pm Fabien Nury (The Death of Stalin) at FCA booth #1669

12-1pm: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) at FCA booth #1669

1-2pm: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) & Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at FCA booth #1669

2:30 – 3:30pm: Panel / New & Noteworthy Titles from IDW Books and Top Shelf, room 1A18

2-3pm: Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose) & Valérie Vernay (Water Memory) at NYCC Autographing Table 22 in Hall 1B

3-5pm: Mathieu Lauffray (Long John Silver) at Europe Comics booth #1558

3:45-4:45: Panel / Ready for Adventure? Action (and Romance) Packed YA / All-Ages Comics, room 1A05
4-5pm: Zep (A Story of Men) at FCA booth #1669

 

All books sold at Booth #1669 by Books Kinokuniyakino2

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Imaginary Worlds – A Draw Jam

Thursday / October 5th

7 – 8:30pm

Albertine bookshop, 972 5th Ave.

The French Embassy

 

Join New York Comic Con guest illustrators from France for a collective Draw Jam and book signing at Albertine Books! Meet Zep, Valérie Vernay, Patricia Lyfoung, Fabien Nury, Alexis Sentenac, Brüno, and Mathieu Lauffray, plus other special guests. Enjoy a glass of wine, join as we sketch to live models in fantastical costume and hang your creations on the walls of the French Embassy for a pop-up exhibition. In cooperation with Europe Comics. 

 

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Comics Cabaret: Live Comics Screening & Signing

Friday / October 5th

6:30 – 9:30pm

The Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd St.

An evening of comics, screened and read aloud by their creators and friends and actors like Robert Ross Parker (Vampire Cowboys), with Q&A and signings/sketches to follow, and a cash bar. Featuring: Zep, Fabien Nury, Alexis Sentenac, Mathieu Lauffray, Patricia Lyfoung, Valérie Vernay and El Torres. Emcee’d by Katie Skelly with special guest Alex de Campi, this cross-cultural gathering will be a can’t-miss artsy party. In cooperation with Europe Comics. 

For tickets and more information, visit The Society of Illustrators

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Lit Crawl Brooklyn

Saturday / October 7th

Worth a Thousand Words

Lit Crawl Brooklyn / PEN America

7-8pm (Phase 2)

DSK Brooklyn, 710 Fulton Street, Brooklyn (Fort Greene)

FREE / OPEN TO PUBLIC

New Yorker cartoonist and comedian Emily Flake (Mama Tried) interviews bestselling European artists, representing diverse styles from Sci-fi to “Manfra” (French Manga) to coming-of-age rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia! Meet Zep (A Story of Men), Patricia Lyfoung (The Scarlet Rose), Alexis Sentenac (Siberia 56), and Karim Friha. Artists will answer with LIVE drawings, creating “pictures worth a thousand words” in front of the audience. Think of a Pictionary and Picasso mash-up.

PS – there’s a cool comics event right before ours, too, so come early / stay late / it’s going to be a big comics party. Part of the Brooklyn Lit Crawl. 

 

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NYCC “After-Party” at Kinokuniya

Monday / October 9th

Meet International Creators at Books Kinokuniya

Stumble in Monday after NYCC for a reunion of international artists in for the con, in the cordial and amazing Books Kinokuniya.

Featuring Zep and El Torres!In cooperation with Europe Comics.

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AUTHORS

Meet the Creators

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Pénélope Bagieu

Pénélope Bagieu brings humor and a modern sensibility to the stories of young women’s adventures. Bagieu was only 25 years when she became a sensation in the French world of graphic novels with Joséphine, the hilarious story of a 30-something …

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ZEP

Born in 1967 in Switzerland, Zep derives his pen name from a fanzine that he created at age 12 when he was a fan of Led Zeppelin. His first graphic novel to be released in English, A Story of Men, …

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Patricia Lyfoung

Creator of the new teen graphic novel series The Scarlet Rose (Papercutz), Patricia Lyfoung has worked as an assistant story board artist for Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery at Marathon Animation (where she also worked on character creation). In 2005, …

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Mathieu Lauffray

Born in Paris in February 1970, Mathieu Lauffray immediately showed a strong interest in drawing. After graduating from high school, he entered a prestigious art school in Paris, the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs. In 1995, for his thesis, …

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Valérie Vernay

The artist behind Water Memory, written by Mathieu Reynes, a graphic novel newly published by Lion Forge. Born on June 22, 1976 in the Lyon region, Valérie Vernay trained as an illustrator at the Émile Colh school. Her diploma as an illustrator in …

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Fabien Nury

Born in 1976, Fabien Nury began his career by co-writing with Xavier Dorison the script of W.E.S.T (Dargaud; Spooks, Cinebook), a hit series illustrated by Christian Rossi (six volumes between 2003 and 2011). Nury independently wrote “Je suis légion” (2004-2007, …

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Alexis Sentenac

Alexis Sentenac is the illustrator of Siberia 56, written by Christophe Bec (Insight Comics) and the forthcoming Lowlifes, written by Brian Buccellato (IDW/Glenat). He worked as a graphic designer for nine years before discovering his passion for comics. His first series, The Hydra of …

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Brüno

Brüno was born in 1975 in Germany. His father served in the military while his mother was a housewife. After graduating from high school he spent a year at the Ecole Estienne in Paris, then moved to Rennes, where he …

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El Torres

A creator of bande dessinée originating in Spain! One of the most prolific Spanish comics authors of recent years, El Torres has been published extensively in the United States with IDW and Image Comics, as well as in recent years through his own …

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The Girl Under The Fantail

A spin-off of François Bourgeon’s first masterpiece, The Passengers of the Wind. This giant historical fresco is a landmark in comics book history.
By : François Bourgeon, Delcourt
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The Last of the Mohicans

"In 1757, in the wild regions of the New World, if we wanted to survive, there was something that we had to know..." Liberally adapted from the book by James Fenimore Cooper.
By : Cromwell & Catmalou, Soleil
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The Ogre-Gods

From the youngest and smallest of Ogres, the whole history of a family and its members is told. Heritage, customs, tightness... A beautiful gothic tale about family determinism.
By : Hubert & Gatignol, Soleil
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The Old Geezers

“You’re inconsequential, archaic, bigoted; you’ve sacrificed the entire planet and starved the third-world! Historically speaking, you... You’re the worst generation in the history of humanity”
By : Wilfrid Lupano & Paul Cauuet, Dargaud
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The Scarlet Rose

Maud is quite happy living her simple life with her father and learning the exciting art of sword fighting. But when her father is murdered, Maud is whisked away from the life she knows by her rich and lordly grandfather. He wants to give her a home – on his terms – and help Maud become a real lady. All Maud wants to do is keep on fighting, so that she can have her revenge on her father’s killer. “High adventure and historical fiction come together in a swashbuckling thriller!” — Reading Adventure
By : Patricia Lyfoung (Papercutz)
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The Spectacular

Set in the 1900s, these are the humorous tribulations of a small troupe of clumsy traveling performers who have become the righters of wrongs.
By : Hautière & Poitevin, Rue de Sèvres
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The World’s Greatest Inventions

Adele & Marvin have a very special cell phone that allows them to go back in time. They decide to use its power to meet seven of the world’s greatest inventors.
By : Zep, Stan & Vince, Glénat
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Tocqueville, Towards A New World

Summer 1831: Two French explorers undertake an adventurous journey to the heart of the US Great Lakes region, witnessing the demise of Indians in the frenzied urbanization.
By : Kévin Bazot, Casterman
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Tyler Cross

It’s 1950, and Tyler Cross has just robbed 17 kilos of pure heroin from the Mafia. He has 20 dollars in his pocket, a Colt in his belt, and he’s on foot, alone, in deepest darkest Texas. He’s heading for Black Rock, a down-and-out southern town under the thumb of a petrol magnate and his sons. We can safely say that the hillbillies of Black Rock won’t be forgetting this gangster’s visit any time soon… A hard and fast 1950s gangster tale by Nury and Brüno.

By : Written by Fabien Nury and illustrated by Brüno
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Typee

1841. Tom and Toby desert a whaling ship, docked in the Marquesas, and run away in the jungle. They soon find themselves in the hands of the Typee tribe, reputed cannibal.
By : Stéphane Melchior & Benjamin Bachelier, adapted from Herman Melville, Gallimard BD
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Water Memory

A new life begins for Marion when her mother inherits an old family home… But everything is not as it seems on this mysterious island. “Haunting.” — IcV2
By : Written Mathieu Reynes and illustrated by Valérie Vernay (Lion Forge)
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Yallah Bye

"My name is Gabriel El Chatawi, I’m 20 years old and I am scared to death. My family, who went on vacation to Tyre, in southern Lebanon, is now detained there, trapped by the bombs of the Israeli army."
By : Kyungeun Park & Joseph Safieddine, Le Lombard
Marion Montaigne, Delcourt

You Will Die A Smarter Person

No matter what questions you have about the world around us, Professor Moustache has answers for everything! Thanks to science, she explains stuff which bothers us every day.
By : Marion Montaigne, Delcourt

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, Futuropolis, 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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