Angouleme
F.A.Q.s about the Maison des Auteurs (part 1)

F.A.Q.s about the Maison des Auteurs (part 1)

I get a fair amount of emails about the Maison des Auteurs residency in Angoulême from artists who are thinking about applying. I’m always happy to help people decide if the MdA is right for them, but I figured it might be a good idea to put all this information in one place so that...
how to learn French in two years or less

how to learn French in two years or less

In a few days I’m going to put up a post on some frequently asked questions related to the residency at the Maison des Auteurs. One of the most frequently asked of the questions I get is: Do I need to know how to speak French to be a resident? No, you don’t need to...

“Angoulême: Love It or Shove It” An open letter by Lewis Trondheim

I have very little skin in the game when it comes to the politics and proceedings surrounding the Angoulême Festival. I’ve been only once (and I thoroughly enjoyed myself) and I’m not French, so I don’t really have an opinion on the matter, nor do I have any deep understanding of the festival’s history or inner workings....
The festival that was: Angoulême 2012

The festival that was: Angoulême 2012

Well, THAT was something.                   Bear with me; I’ve never done a “con report” or a “festival recap” before. I think they often involve the blogger talking about the convention day by day, being very thorough about covering everything important that happened, the most buzzed about books and news and who’s...
24 h BD

24 h BD

3:32 pm Well, its over! And I finished 19 pages so far, which you can see here: http://www.24hdelabandedessinee.com/public/auteurs2012.php?id=11048 It may not be 24 pages but it doesnt feel like a failure. I have to admit that I didn’t really WANT to participate in 24 hour comics day. I thought “that’s not how I work and...
A Walk Around Angoulême

A Walk Around Angoulême

In the year leading up to coming here, I would tell people that I was moving to Angoulême for 7 months and would get different reactions depending on where the person I was talking to was from. If they were American, they would usually sigh and say “oh how wonderful to live in France for...