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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
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
International Graphic Novel Stars on How They Made It
Wednesday / October 4th
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.
Meet French Artists at New York Comic Con
October 5th – 8th
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 West 34th St.
Signing schedule to-be-announced!
Official NYCC Panels and Programs:
French Comics Kiss Better: Bande Dessinée 101
Admission with NYCC Professional Badge
Trustees, 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
Javits Room TBA
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 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 Fabien Nury and a journalist, with IFC reps. Give-aways to be announced!
PW Presents: The European Comics Invasion
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.
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.
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, Mathieu Lauffray, and Brunö, 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.
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
Saturday / October 7th
6 – 9pm
Save-the-date for the annual PEN America Brooklyn Lit Crawl! Event details to-be-announced (and sure-to-be-amazing…get ready for #BK to meet #BD!)
Discover the Beauty of Bande Dessinée
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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