A Word from Angoulême


Dear partners,

Just as the Angoulême festival is gearing up to begin today, we are pleased to present you with the first newsletter of 2019 brimming with thrilling titles in each category. From Xavier Dorison and Joël Parnotte’s new turn-of-the-century French fantasy series “Aristophania” to the graphic novel “Nymphéas noirs“, a detective story set in Claude Monet’s Impressionist paradise of Giverny, there’s something for everyone this month.

We’ll be seeing many of you over the next few days in Angoulême. As a reminder, you can find us in the rights and licensing tent, stand RL 10. The festival programming this year is rich with exhibits, shows, signings, and more. In particular we’d like to invite you to the Europe Comics-organized panel “Is There Such a Thing As European Comics?” , which will feature a fantastic lineup of speakers discussing European comics!

Finally, we’d like to give a special shout-out to our authors and publishers who are finalists in this year’s official selection. And we congratulate Pierre Christin on winning the Prix Goscinny 2019 for his terrific scriptwriting on “Est-Ouest” along with his whole body of work.

Here’s to what’s already turning out to be a successful, varied year in comics and bande dessinée!

The MFR Team