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Bulletin board  > May 14, 2016

Chester Brown loves Nancy Chan

What can we say about Chester Brown that you don’t already know? The acclaimed author of the excellent Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography – which by the way was turned into a play and was great – will be with us this year to present us his newest masterpiece, Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus. We just can’t wait! Here’s what he had to answer to our 5 questions.

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Bulletin board  > May 14, 2016

Jérôme Bigras: 30 and still going strong

When he was born three decades ago from the imagination of Jean-Paul Eid, Jérôme Bigras didn’t foresee that he would one day be doing this: answering our great questions. He accepted to let go of his lovely lawn mower for a couple of minutes, and this is what he came up with.  

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Bulletin board  > April 19, 2016

Jean-Paul Eid in an elevator

Our irreplaceable Jean-Paul has many things to celebrate in 2016. First of all, his much-beloved character Jérôme Bigras turns 30 this year. Then, Jean-Paul gives birth, again, this time to a magnificent book created with Claude Paiement on Montréal’s jazz scene, La femme aux cartes postales. Long live Jean-Paul! He took a couple of minutes to answer our life-changing questions.

Our irreplaceable Jean-Paul has many things to celebrate in 2016. First of all, his much-beloved character Jérôme Bigras turns 30 this year. Then, Jean-Paul gives birth, again, this time to a magnificent book created with Claude Paiement on Montréal’s jazz scene,

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Bulletin board  > April 7, 2016

Martin Larocque loves his girlfriend (that’s what she says)

You know Martin Larocque as an actor (Virginie, Réseaux, Un violon sur le toit, etc.), as an author of various books aimed at new fathers and as a lecturer. This father of three boys lives a full life. Add to that an untarnished love the comic books – the boys won’t help him get rid of that. Our spokesman agreed to answer our silly questions with his legendary humour and style.

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Bulletin board  > March 21, 2016

Jimmy Beaulieu speaks in silence

We owe to this author, critic, book designer, magazine director, illustrator and teacher the creation of publisher Mécanique Générale – 400 Coups’ comic books venture – 15 years ago. Many important authors saw their names associated to MG since then. To name a few:  Zviane, Réal Godbout, Iris, Jean-Paul Eid and of course, Jimmy Beaulieu himself (Résine de synthèse, Le pitcheur pense à sa blonde, Le moral des troupes, etc.). We salute his tremendous contribution to the “Comic Book World” and present you his funny answers to our… well, funny questions!

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Bulletin board  > March 2, 2016

Luc Bossé: Don’t lend him money!

Dissociating Luc Bossé from Pow Pow Press is quite impossible. Pow Pow, which celebrates this year its fifth birthday, was indeed started by this crazy graphic designer who decided to leave everything behind and start his own company in 2010 in order to publish his own books.. and those of friends. The gamble paid off and today, Pow Pow has around 30 comics to offer. We asked him a few questions to tease his imagination.

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Bulletin board  > May 26, 2015

Looking ahead, comics portrait of Richard Suicide

Richard Suicide – born Beaulieu – has been part of the underground comic book life since forever. His work is both irreverent and genuine. You might have read him in weeklies (Ici, Mirror), in his own fanzines or in collective work. He recently published his second French book, Pow Pow’s Chroniques du Centre-Sud. 

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Bulletin board  > May 19, 2015

Flux and influences, comic portrait of Jeik Dion

Jeik Dion defines himself as “a guy who draws… I guess. I’ve been doing art for as long as I can remember, but I have a very bad memory”. This illustrator, author and colorist loves robots. But that didn’t stop him from collaborating with Bryan Perro on the La Grande Illusion series. He’s part of the Front Froid collective and directed music videos, namely for GrimSkunk. 

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Bulletin board  > May 5, 2015

Live from Montreal, comics portrait of Julia Pohl-Miranda

Julia Pohl-Miranda was born in Toronto and has lived in Montreal for more than ten years now. She began working at Drawn & Quarterly as an intern in 2008 after completing a Bachelor of Arts in English and French Literature at McGill University. She is now the Marketing Director at the Montreal-based publishing house. Pohl-Miranda is on the board of AELAQ (the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec) and the organizing committee of the FBDM. She lives in Parc Extension, where she has frequent stray cat visitors that she feeds in the winter. Her own cat is not impressed.

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Bulletin board  > April 1, 2015

A Stylish Approach: A BD Portrait of Johanne Desrochers

Johanne Desrochers grew up in Sherbrooke, where she studied geography and management. For the first 15 years of her career, she had jobs in management and organization, including a job as director of business development. She has been the coordinator of the FBDM since fall 2014, so the 2015 edition will be her first festival since starting this job.

What comic are you currently reading?

Magasin Général, volume 7, by Loisel and Tripp.

What comic are you eagerly anticipating reading next?

Magasin Général, volume 8,

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