In a grand prix contest some expected to be a contest between two popular 40-something cartoonists in their early career prime, Chris Ware and Manu Larcenet, the honor has gone to 66-year-old Cosey, a formidable cartoonist popular favorite of the French-language comics-reading public for decades. Cosey is the world's greatest depicter of snowy tableaux. His most prominent work is the series Jonathan.
Ironically, Cosey is someone that my French-language comics industry friends thought was a loser when they decided to switch over from the traditional past-winners-in-a-room voting strategy, just because he seemed so much like the kind of cartoonists that had won throughout the festival's history.
This year's grand prix contest was an open vote of industry creative professionals followed followed by a contest between the top-three first-round vote-getters. Alan Moore asked to be left out of consideration.