French Comics Association

French Comics Association The French Comics Association brings together many of the major publishers of French comics to promote Franco-Belgian comics worldwide.

From ANDY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL by Typex--who will be coming to #Alaac19 with the French Comics Association...
06/05/2019

From ANDY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL by Typex--who will be coming to #Alaac19 with the French Comics Association, booth #3644

Scenes from the packed #BookExpo #FrenchComics party! Hundreds of bande dessinèe on display.
06/03/2019

Scenes from the packed #BookExpo #FrenchComics party! Hundreds of bande dessinèe on display.

WILFRID LUPANO will be at #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association! Showcasing his new picturebook THE WOLF...
06/01/2019

WILFRID LUPANO will be at #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association! Showcasing his new picturebook THE WOLF IN UNDERPANTS, along with titles for adults, CURTAIN CALL and the Eisner-nominated SEA OF LOVE!

Check our events page for appearances at the conference and throughout DC.

Typex and ANDY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL will be at #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association! Chec...
05/31/2019

Typex and ANDY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL will be at #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association! Check our events page for appearances at the conference and throughout DC.

Julia Billet and CATHERINE'S WAR (forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2020!) will be at #Alaac19 this June with the French...
05/30/2019

Julia Billet and CATHERINE'S WAR (forthcoming from HarperCollins in 2020!) will be at #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association! Check our events page for appearances at the conference and throughout DC.

Karim Friha and RISE OF THE ZELPHIRE will be coming to #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association, booth #364...
05/29/2019

Karim Friha and RISE OF THE ZELPHIRE will be coming to #Alaac19 this June with the French Comics Association, booth #3644! Check our events page for appearances at the conference and across DC.

C'est Vrai--BD is coming to DC! Learn about our upcoming tour from Graphic Policy
05/22/2019
The French Comics Association Heads to Washington, DC for the American Library Association's Annual Conference - Graphic Policy

C'est Vrai--BD is coming to DC! Learn about our upcoming tour from Graphic Policy

The French Comics Association (FCA) is bringing their spring tour of acclaimed francophone graphic novelists, coming to Washington, D.C. for the 2019 American Library Association annual conference (ALAAC19), “the premier global library event.” The French Comics Association will exhibit and give ...

#Repost @libcomix ・・・Going to #alaac19? Join us for breakfast, coffee, & an informal meet & greet w/ comics publis...
05/21/2019

#Repost @libcomix
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Going to #alaac19? Join us for breakfast, coffee, & an informal meet & greet w/ comics publishing representatives & creators.

Every attendee must have a ticket to get in. Tickets will be available starting Wed., May 22 at 1 p.m. EST! For more info, click the link in GNCRT bio #libcomix

Scenes from the auspicious grand opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, with LUCKY LUKE and Jul as special guests! #Fr...
05/18/2019

Scenes from the auspicious grand opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum, with LUCKY LUKE and Jul as special guests! #FrenchComics

Last night, Lucky Luke’s new writer Jul was invited to the gala celebrating the opening of the brand new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island, New York City. Jul wrote the latest (in French) Lucky Luke adventure, "A Cowboy in Paris", which revolves around Lady Liberty’s trials on both sides of the Atlantic. This connection, and famous designer (and godmother to the museum) Diane Von Fürstenberg’s support, earned a few pages of the comic a place in the permanent exhibition, and Jul an invitation to the star-studded event … where he met some rather well-known people!

“Give me your tired, your comic-deprived, your huddled masses yearning for a good read, the wretched refuse of your barren bookshops …”

Statue of Liberty Museum:
www.facebook.com/StatueEllisFdn
@StatueEllisFdn

Diane Von Fürstenberg:
https://www.facebook.com/dvf/
@therealdvf
@dvf

https://www.facebook.com/LuckyLuke.bd/

This weekend! #CallitBD on the beach at #NCSFest
05/15/2019
Europe Comics

This weekend! #CallitBD on the beach at #NCSFest

NCSFest | The season of great comics events continues! 💬✨ This weekend we are heading to Huntington Beach, California for America's biggest comic arts festival - NCSFest!!! ✏🎨

We'll be sharing a stand with our friends at Festival Québec BD, French Comics Association, Lyon BD Festival and Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Officiel as well as a fantastic lineup of European creators including Alexandre Clérisse ("The Bugle Boy"), Lewis Trondheim ("Maggy Garrisson), Penelope Bagieu ("Brazen"), Dominique Bertail ("Ghost Money") and many more! ✨

If you're in town - don't miss out! Come to the CALL IT BD stand, meet our creators, and join us for various events, panels and signing sessions. You can find all details of the CALL IT BD activities here ➡
http://bit.ly/2WJ0LQ7

"While in the desert, Lucky Luke finds a giant bronze hand belonging to the statue designed by Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1...
05/11/2019
Lucky Luke, a Cowboy in Paris

"While in the desert, Lucky Luke finds a giant bronze hand belonging to the statue designed by Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904), gifted to America by the French in the late 19th century. The image is also reminiscent of the final scene of Franklin J. Shaffner’s movie Planet of the Apes."

Lucky Luke is the main character in a Francophone comic-book series, but is all but unknown in the United States where the market is dominated by superheroes from the Marvel franchise. For the firs…

Congratulations to all the #EisnerNominees. We are celebrating #FrenchComics on the list, including: To Build a Fire: Ba...
04/29/2019
2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the #EisnerNominees. We are celebrating #FrenchComics on the list, including:

To Build a Fire: Based on Jack London's Classic Story, by Chabouté (Gallery 13) - Best Adaptation from Another Medium

MONK! by Youssef Daoudi (First Second) - Best Reality-Based Work

A Sea of Love, designed by Wilfrid Lupano, Grégory Panaccione, and Mike Kennedy (Magnetic/Lion Forge) - Best Publication Design

And...

The ENTIRE category for Best U.S. Edition of International Material (!!):

About Betty’s Boob, by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, translated by Edward Gauvin (Archaia/BOOM!)

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World, by Pénélope Bagieu, translated by Montana Kane (First Second)

Herakles Book 1, by Edouard Cour, translated by Jeremy Melloul (Magnetic/Lion Forge)

Niourk, by Stefan Wul and Olivier Vatine, translated by Brandon Kander and Diana Schutz (Dark Horse)

A Sea of Love, by Wilfrid Lupano and Grégory Panaccione (Magnetic/Lion Forge)

The SAN DIEGO COMIC CONVENTION (Comic-Con International) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation organized for charitable purposes and dedicated to creating the general public’s awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms, including participation in and supp...

#FrenchComics are coming to the NCSFest in force! French Comics Association is partnering with Europe Comics, Wallonie-B...
04/23/2019

#FrenchComics are coming to the NCSFest in force! French Comics Association is partnering with Europe Comics, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, and Québec
and Lyon BD Festival Festival to bring an incredible line-up of creators for the first-ever #NCSFest in Huntington Beach, CA.

Along with the creators, a special exhibition is on tour: “French Comics Framed” presents a selection of 80 bande dessinée illustrations from major Franco-Belgian artists over the past 70 years. From much-loved icons like Tintin and Astérix to sophisticated graphic novels; from masters of sci-fi to sociopolitical documentaries, enter a journey through the wonderful diversity of French comics. The exhibition exposes the varied architectures that structure the design and narrative of the bande dessinée form and includes works for all audiences.

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04/23/2019

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Congratulations to Wilfrid Lupano and Lion Forge, and Penelope Bagieu and First Second Books for their selection as fina...
04/17/2019
2019 Category Finalists | Pop Culture Classroom

Congratulations to Wilfrid Lupano and Lion Forge, and Penelope Bagieu and First Second Books for their selection as finalists for the #EGLAwards from Pop Culture Classroom and the Denver Comic Con! #FrenchComics

More PCC ProgramsDenver Programs National Conference Outreach Excellence in Graphic Literature Education @ DPCC Read the Press Release Best in Children’s Fiction Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas (Dog Man #5) Publisher: Graphix Small Things Publisher: Pajama Press Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin Amer...

"Tubiana is telling a story we all need to hear." Guantánamo Kid is out now from SelfMadeHero #FrenchComics
04/08/2019
Guantanamo Kid by Jerome Tubiana and Alexandre Franc - NB

"Tubiana is telling a story we all need to hear."

Guantánamo Kid is out now from SelfMadeHero #FrenchComics

Guantanamo Kid is the powerful tale of a Chadian boy caught up in a Kafkaesque nightmare of injustice and mistreatment at the hands of the United States in Guantanamo. Tubiana has recorded the experience of Mohammed El-Gharani, a fourteen year old at the time of his arrest, his appalling incarcerati...

"As with Audubon Jérémie Royer’s artwork is utterly sublime and perhaps even more gorgeous this time around. His cla...
04/02/2019
Review: Darwin: An Unexpected Journey (Nobrow Press)

"As with Audubon Jérémie Royer’s artwork is utterly sublime and perhaps even more gorgeous this time around. His classical Euro style has the expressive small eyes of a classic Bande Dessinée and are mixed with some beautifully rendered landscapes, seascapes that are truly breath taking."

If you loved Fabien Grolleau and Jérémie Royer's award-winning AUDUBON, get to your local store to catch DARWIN sailing in! Out now.

Fabian Grolleau and Jérémie Royer’s follow up to Audubon: On The Wings of the World, continues the same beautiful and thought provoking look at the history of a prominent 18th century scientist in Darwin: An Unexpected Journey.

Tres cool!
03/11/2019
Panel Mania: Tyler Cross: Angola By Fabien Nury and Brüno

Tres cool!

In this excerpt from 'Tyler Cross: Angola, Cross,' Nury and Brüno’s 1940s criminal antihero, finds himself imprisoned in Louisiana’s notoriously brutal Angola State Prison after an easy insurance scam turns into a doublecross.

A good place to begin... and check our website and upcoming tours to discover the newest in bande dessinée!
03/08/2019
The 9 French Graphic Novels Everyone Should Read

A good place to begin... and check our website and upcoming tours to discover the newest in bande dessinée!

Les Bandes Dessinées truly are an artform... and the 10 best ones are available in english!

Congratulations to the La Times Book Prize list honorees, including Jérôme Ruillier for "The Strange" Drawn and Quarte...
02/22/2019
L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Michelle Obama and Susan Orlean; Terry Tempest Williams receives lifetime achievement award

Congratulations to the La Times Book Prize list honorees, including Jérôme Ruillier for "The Strange" Drawn and Quarterly

The Los Angeles Times today announced the finalists and honorees of the 39th Book Prizes. Terry Tempest Williams will receive the Robert Kirsch Award, Library of America will be honored with the Innovator’s Award and Kiese Laymon will be presented the Christopher Isherwood Prize.

Congratulations to Alpha!
02/05/2019
2019 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Shortlist

Congratulations to Alpha!

The 2019 GLLI Translated YA Book Prize Committee – amazingly served by Annette Goldsmith, Gene Hayworth, Kim Rostan, Laura Simeon, and Elaine Tai – is honored to announce the 2019 inaug…

Sketches of #NewOrleans from our tour to #ALAAC18 by Barroux #FrenchComics
07/10/2018

Sketches of #NewOrleans from our tour to #ALAAC18 by Barroux #FrenchComics

Cafe scenes by Benjamin Reiss from our recent visit to #NewOrleans #comics #FrenchComics
07/06/2018

Cafe scenes by Benjamin Reiss from our recent visit to #NewOrleans #comics #FrenchComics

Gorgeous sketchbook photos of #NewOrleans by Aurélie Neyret from the #FrenchComicsAssocation tour to #ALAAC18
07/05/2018

Gorgeous sketchbook photos of #NewOrleans by Aurélie Neyret from the #FrenchComicsAssocation tour to #ALAAC18

Frank le Gall painted the street we stayed on in #NewOrleans...
07/05/2018

Frank le Gall painted the street we stayed on in #NewOrleans...

It's the fabulous Cati Baur at The French Library #ALAAC18 weekend in #NewOrleans! #FrenchComics #kidlit #workshop
07/04/2018

It's the fabulous Cati Baur at The French Library #ALAAC18 weekend in #NewOrleans! #FrenchComics #kidlit #workshop

Benjamin Reiss dreams about what might happen on his trip to #NewOrleans... we're just back from #ALAAC18 and it was a b...
07/03/2018

Benjamin Reiss dreams about what might happen on his trip to #NewOrleans... we're just back from #ALAAC18 and it was a blast!

“Having a sense of humor is so important in dealing with difficult things." Ellen Forney along with MK Czerwiec, Matth...
07/02/2018
Graphic Medicine | American Libraries Magazine

“Having a sense of humor is so important in dealing with difficult things." Ellen Forney along with MK Czerwiec, Matthew Noe and #FrenchComics artist Julie Rocheleau on #GraphicMedicine at #ALAAC18!

Czerwiec, senior fellow of the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement and the Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, started making comics as a way to process her emotions and take care of herself while working in an AIDS ward in C...

A report on all the goods at #Alaac18 including #FrenchComics!
06/30/2018
ALA 2018: Graphic novels shine in a very different Hall H

A report on all the goods at #Alaac18 including #FrenchComics!

  Why can’t the world just be ruled by cabals of mighty librarian queens? Organizing to create policies, looking out for the marginalized, fighting censorship, advocating for the education and…

Don't miss Eve Tharlet at the #ALAAC18 booth signing this morning at booth #451 - and the Fox Badger Family animated ser...
06/25/2018

Don't miss Eve Tharlet at the #ALAAC18 booth signing this morning at booth #451 - and the Fox Badger Family animated series a the Morial theater! Exclusive release, in English. #ALA18 #kidlit #kidlitart #animated #FrenchComics

SEEKERS with Thi Bui and Barroux, on graphic novels on the refugee crisis, at #Alaac18 starting NOW at room 227
06/24/2018

SEEKERS with Thi Bui and Barroux, on graphic novels on the refugee crisis, at #Alaac18 starting NOW at room 227

#StrongFemaleProtagonists panel at #Alaac18 with Tee Franklin, Aurèlie Neyret, Julie Rocheleau, Liz and Lucy Lareau
06/24/2018

#StrongFemaleProtagonists panel at #Alaac18 with Tee Franklin, Aurèlie Neyret, Julie Rocheleau, Liz and Lucy Lareau

Sketches from our #FrenchComicsKissBetter panel! Drawn by Mk Czerwiec
06/24/2018

Sketches from our #FrenchComicsKissBetter panel! Drawn by Mk Czerwiec

"Flore Piacentino, project manager, French Publishers Association/Syndicat national de l’edition, tells LJ that “hal...
06/23/2018
Graphically Speaking | Spotlight on Graphic Novels

"Flore Piacentino, project manager, French Publishers Association/Syndicat national de l’edition, tells LJ that “half of the [French] population reads at least one Bande dessinée per year, with 35 percent of books borrowed [from libraries] in France being graphic novels.” Furthermore, over the past decade, sales of French comics for adults and children, manga, and American comics have strongly increased. Highlighting the growing success of translated French works for American audiences, Piacentino says that “each year, translation rights for more than 200 French comics are sold to American ­publishers.” #FrenchComics featured in Library Journal!

Find us at #ALAAC18 booth #451

Titles based on sequential art continue to proliferate, in libraries and beyond

#ALAAC18 -- come by this morning for French croissants at the #FCA booth #451! We'll be waiting. (Or possibly slightly l...
06/23/2018
media.giphy.com

#ALAAC18 -- come by this morning for French croissants at the #FCA booth #451! We'll be waiting. (Or possibly slightly late, because #French)

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