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January 31, 2010


Baru Wins Angouleme Grand Prix

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First tweet I've seen from Angouleme about the Grand Prix winner -- the person who becomes the festival's president next year -- is that this honor has gone to Baru, occasionally translated for North American audiences but perhaps still best known for his not-translated "euro-manga" L'Autoroute Du Soleil. That book was a 1990s milestone for its overt manga influences, its then-stunning size (430 pages under one cover) and as a key publication in the then-surging renaissance in the French-language art comics market, winning the 1996 best book honors at the festival.

Baru's real name is Hervé Baruléa and he will be 63 years old later this year.

The news was quickly confirmed via dozens of news sites posting like this one.

Those same news reports also indicate the winners of the festival prizes.

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* Fauve d'Or, prix du meilleur album (best album): Pascal Brutal Vol. 3, Riad Sattouf (Fluide Glacial)

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* Prix special du Jury (jury prize): Dungeon Quest, de Joe Daly (L'Association)

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* Prix de la Série (series prize): Jerome K Jerome, Alain Dodier, 21 tomes (Dupuis)

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* Prix de la Révélation: Rosalie Blum Vol. 3, Camille Jourdy (Actes Sud)

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* Prix Regards sur le Monde: Rébétiko (la mauvaise herbe), David Prudhomme (Futuropolis)

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* Prix de l'Audace: Alpha... Directions, Jens Harder (Actes Sud/An 2)

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* Prix Intergénérations: Messire Guillaume L'Esprit perdu, Mathieu Bonhomme and Gwen Bonneval (Dupuis)

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* Prix Patrimoine : Paracuellos, Carlos Gimenez (Fluide Glacial)

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* Prix du Public Fnac-SNCF: Paul a Quebec, Michel Rabagliati (La Pasteque)

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* Prix de la bande dessinee alternative: Special Comics n°3 (publie a Nangjing)

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* Prix Jeunesse: Lou Vol. 5, Julien Neel (Glenat)
 
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