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December 20, 2015


Angouleme Festival Releases Official Selections For 2016 Show

The Festival International de la Bande Dessinée held in Angouleme in late January has announced its official selections for the 2016 show. This is an honor in itself and also provides the nomination slate for the show's winning work. The festival also released nominations in its jeunesse (young persons), patrimonie (historical) and polar (crime/thriller) categories.

imageAs has been the case for several years now, the list includes the French-language versions of alt-press and mainstream US publications, in addition to tapping the latest from European and Asian authors familiar to English-langage audiences like Riad Sattouf and Inio Asano. Two books available here from top five American publishers include Outcast, Saga and Ms. Marvel. Among the alt-creators receiving the selection honor are Nicole Georges, Dash Shaw, Roz Chast, Anders Nilsen, Adrian Tomine, Richard McGire, Noelle Stevenson, Richard Corben and Simon Hanselmann. I'm sure I'm overlooking a bunch of folks and worthy projects.

Congratulations to all of the selections and to all of the folks involved in making them, named and unnamed. This should be an interesting as they're still shaking out how to do the Grand Prix/Next Year's President in a way that keeps the show relevant and exciting. I'm guessing the Sattouf book might be something of a favorite given its success and the political year just endured.

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Selection Officielle

* Ajin #1, Gamon Sakurai e Tsuina Miura (Glénat)
* Allo, Dr Laura? Mémoires graphiques, Nicole J. Georges (Cambourakis)
* L'Arabe du futur #2, Riad Sattouf (Allary)
* Arsène Schrauwen, Ollie Schrauwen (L'Association)
* Carnet de santé foireuse, Pozla (Delcourt)
* Catharsis, Luz (Futuropolis)
* Cher pays de notre enfance, étienne Davodeau e Benoit Collombat (Futuropolis)
* Chiisakobe #1, Minetaro Mochizuki (Le Lézard noir)
* Combats, Daniel Goossens (Fluide Glacial)
* Doctors, Dash Shaw (Ca et La)
* En temps de guerre, Delphine Panique (Misma)
* Esprits des morts & autres récits d'Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Corben (Delirium)
* Est-ce qu'on pourrait parler d'autre chose?, Roz Chast (Gallimard)
* Une étoile tranquille -- Portrait sentimental de Primo Levi, Pietro Scarnera (Rackham)
* La Favorite, Matthias Lehmann (Actes Sud BD)
* La Fille de la plage #1, Inio Asano (IMHO)
* Fin, Anders Nilsen (Atrabile)
* Hans Fallada -- Vie et mort du buveur, Jakob Hinrichs (Denoel Graphic)
* Hiver rouge, Anneli Furmark (Ca et La)
* Ici, Richard McGuire (Gallimard)
* Les Intrus, Adrian Tomine (Cornélius)
* Joker, Benjamin Adam (La Pastèque)
* Letter 44 #1, Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque Charles Soule (Glénat)
* Megg, Mogg & Owl/Magical Ectasy Trip, Simon Hanselmann (Misma)
* Mortelle vinasse, Mai-Li Bernard (The Hoochie Coochie)
* Ms. Marvel #1, Gwendolyn Willow Wilson e Adrian Alphona (Panini)
* Murderabilia, Alvaro Ortiz (Rackham)
* Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (Dargaud)
* Outcast #1, Paul Azaceta Robert Kirkman (Delcourt)
* Un père vertueux, Ludovic Debeurme (Cornélius)
* Paci #3, Vincent Perriot (Dargaud)
* Le Piano oriental, Zeina Abirached (Casterman)
* La Renarde, Marine Blandin e Sébastien Chrisostome (Casterman)
* La République du catch, Nicolas de Crécy (Casterman)
* Saga #4, Fiona Staples et Brian K. Vaughan (Urban Comics)
* Tel qu'en lui-meme enfin, Killoffer (L'Association)
* Tu mourras moins bete #4, Marion Montaigne (Delcourt)
* Tumultes, Hugues Micol (Cornélius)
* Unlucky Young Men #1, Kamui Fujiwara e Eiji Otsuka (Ki-oon)
* Vive la marée!, David Prudhomme e Pascal Rabaté (Futuropolis)

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La sélection patrimoine

* Barnaby, Crockett Johnson (Actes Sud / L'An 2)
* Cette ville te tuera, Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Cornélius)
* Hergé -- Le feuilleton intégral vol.11: 1950-1958, Hergé (Casterman)
* L'Homme au landau et autres histoires, Jacques Lob (Cornélius)
* La Maison aux insectes, Kazuo Umezu (Le Lézard noir)
* Vater und Sohn -- Père et fils -- L'intégrale E. O. Plauen, Erich Ohser (Warum)
* Simon du Fleuve -- Intégrale 1, Claude Auclair (Le Lombard)

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La sélection polar

* Inspecteur Kurokochi #1, Koji Kono Takashi e Nagasaki (Komikku)
* Olympia, Bastien Vivès, Ruppert & Mulot (Dupuis)
* Southern Bastards #1, Jason Latour et Jason Aaron (Urban Comics)
* Tungstène, Marcello Quintanilha (Ca et La)
* Undertaker #1, Ralph Meyer et Xavier Dorison (Dargaud)

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La sélection jeunesse

* Alcibiade, Rémi Farnos (La Joie de lire)
* Dad #1 Filles a papa, Nob (Dupuis)
* Le Grand Méchant Renard, Benjamin Renner (Delcourt)
* Le Jardin de minuit, Edith, d'après Philippe Pearce (Soleil)
* A Silent Voice #1, Yoshitoki Oima (Ki-oon)
* Tempete au haras, Jérémie Moreau e Chris Donner (Rue de Sèvres)
* Ulysse Wincoop #1, Benjamin Bachelier e Marion Festraets (Gallimard)
* Victor & Clint, Marion Duclos (La Boite a bulles)
* Violette autour du monde #1, Stefano Turconi e Teresa Radice (Dargaud)
* L'Insubmersible Walker Bean #1, Aaron Renier (Sarbacane)

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