Posts tagged "angouleme"
F.A.Q.s about the Maison des Auteurs

F.A.Q.s about the Maison des Auteurs

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...
Version Française

Version Française

I am currently living in Angoulême as an artist in residence at the Maison des Auteurs. The MdA is part of the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image, and it welcomes cartoonists and animators from France and abroad to come to Angoulême and have a place to focus on their projects in...

“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...
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...