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January 10, 2005

Angouleme Festival Poster Censored


According to this article, the Angouleme Festival poster drawn by Zep has been altered so that it can run in public spaces that do not allow the portrayal of smoking. It sounds sort of like a practical joke to me, but above is the regular poster and below is the altered image that accompanied the story.


In other news from the Continent:

It's blinking crystal time for the Musee Jije, in danger of closing forever since losing its home last Fall. This report says the museum is done for good in March, and mentions that its initial private investment was around $600,000 USD.

imageLe prix 2005 de la BD chretiene, a juried award for what I would guess is a religious-themed comics album, has gone to www.Jesus qui?, which tells the story of Jesus of Nazareth though an historical study framework.

The Christmas issue of Spirou, #3480, was guest-edited by Thierry Robin as something of a tribute to outgoing edtior Thierry Tinlot. It featured work from a variety of cartoonists across the world, including Sowa (Poland), Pter Madsen (Denmark), and Pierre-Yves Gabrion (French, raised in Guyana).
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