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November 21, 2011

Habibi Among Five Finalists For French-Language Critics Prize


The French-language writers-about-comics organization L'Association Des Critiques De Bandes Dessinées has announced the five finalists for its annual Prix De La Critique. Included is the Casterman version of Craig Thompson's Habibi, one of the rare major comics work I can think of that enjoyed a same-time release in French and English, thus making it eligible for awards in both industries in the same calendar year.

The group's choices are:
*L’Art de voler, Kim & Antonio Altarriba (Denoel Graphic).
* Les Ignorants: Récit D'une Initiation Croiséle, Etienne Davodeau (Futuropolis)
* Habibi, Craig Thompson (Casterman)
* Polina, Bastien Vives (Casterman-KSTR).
* Portugal, Cyril Pedrosa (Dupuis)
The winner will be named on December 5. The French-language comics industry has a bunch of awards between now and the Angouleme Festival, in part because of the increased attention on comics from the media during this time period, and in part I imagine because it's the end of the year.
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