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March 29, 2005

The Clubs That Time Forgot

This is the kind of the thing that may only interest me, but afNews has noted that the Club des Bandes Dessinees formed on this date in 1962. Its members included Jean Claude Forest and Alain Resnais. It's not my area of expertise, but it seems that clubs like this one played the same kind of role in Europe as some of the more involved fan circles did in the 1970s as places where comics professionals received feedback of a type not readily available in the mainstream media, as groups where future professionals could pursue their interests in comics more exclusively, and as the potential backbone for more ambitious organizations.
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