Angouleme BD international comic festival

I have for years been intrested in the International comic book festival that takes place in Angouleme france.I am an artist, that has little, or no prospects in the mainstream comic market of the United States. The European market has always held an appeal for me. The variation of storylines, colours and artistic styles. The "graphic novel" or Bandes Dessinees has been a fixture in european culture for years.Every January the beautiful town of Angouleme in the Poitou-Charentes region of France plays host to an international comic festival in which publishers, creators and exibitors from all over the world come and display their crafts.Last year, after years of procrastination. I commited myself to finally taking a look.I am deeply indebted to Mr. Stuart Ng of Stuart Ng books and Madame Christiane Douzille.Without their advice, kindness, and consent, this trip would not have been possible.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

The festival itself was fantastic. creators from all around exibiting their books and artwork. For me at least everything was new and exciting. The chinese were the honored guests this year and had lots of intresting material. The publisher Soleil had a rock band in their tent which made it hard to look at their books. Alot of the creators were sitting around smoking at their tables.

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