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News > June 14, 2017
MCAF Exhibitions Still On At Le Marché Saint-Jacques
Guy Delisle exhibition
Rich, sensitive and surprising, Guy Delisle’s work is always exploring society and traveler’s life.
Serious with humour, Guy Delisle became a master of comic arts from Schenzen to Hostage.
Montreal in a balloon
Neighborhood in comics an original exhibition by Michel Viau
From Alberic Bourgeois to Michel Rabagliati, discover the architecture of the city and its evolution.
News > May 31, 2017
Thank you folks !
The tents are rolled up and the tables packed up… the MCAF is officially over for this year.
A heartfelt “Thank you” to all the authors, exhibitors, visitors and volunteers who made this year’s edition a success. Without your participation, we wouldn’t have been able to break our attendance record once again!
We want the 2018 edition to be even better, so feel free to send any feedback you might have by completing this form.
In the meanwhile, we will be a source for comic arts info all year long, so please stay tuned throughout the year.
News > May 20, 2017
*this exhibition is in french*
Profitez du beau temps pour vous offrir une balade en bande dessinée. Identité BD, présenté par le FBDM et soutenu par le Plâteau-Mont-Royal, vous propose une promenade à travers la diversité de la bande-dessinée québécoise.
Jeunesse, BD engagée, fantastique, BD d’auteur… retrouvez la richesse de la BD en six panneaux.
Avenue Mont-Royal – Coin Chabot (Parc des Compagnons de Staint-Laurent) et Coin Messier
Du Jeudi 20 Avril Au Dimanche 11 Juin
News > May 17, 2017
A Conversation with Michel Rabagliati
In addition to promoting the unique viewpoints of Quebec comic book creators, Michel Rabagliati has been an ardent supporter of the MCAF since the beginning. On Saturday, May 27th, comic book aficionados will have the opportunity to hear him talk about his storied career in the industry.
About Michel Rabagliati
Born in 1961, Michel Rabagliati was raised in the Rosemont neighbourhood of Montreal. After considering becoming a typesetter, he eventually decided to study graphic design and began working as a freelancer in that industry in 1981. In 1988, he transitioned to working as an illustrator for advertising agencies.
News > May 17, 2017
ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON THE COMIC ARTS IN QUEBEC MAY 26, 2017
To continue the process started on April 7 and to allow all the parties to exchange and reflect on the current situation of the comic arts in Quebec. The Montreal Comic Arts Festival, in association with the Quebec City Francophone Comic Book Festival, invites everyone involved in the comic arts industry to participate in a first seminar to reflect and discuss. This event will take place at Espace Art Neuf, 3819 Calixa-Lavallée, Montreal, on May 26, 2017.
A number of topics will be discussed, including an overview of the Quebec comic book scene, how local media promotes comic books,
News > May 2, 2017
Mai, mois de la BD in Montreal
Mai, mois de la BD
From May 1 st to the 31 th,
it’s “Mai, mois de la BD” in all Montreal!
Initiated by the Montreal Libraries, May, Comics’ Month is bigger than ever. The 45 libraries will offer dozen activities, like panels, author meetings, craft sessions and workshops. Your librarians will also give you reading suggestions to make you discover the best of the 9th art. Fans and neophytes will find something to celebrate comics in May!
For the complete schedule and reading suggestions,
News > April 13, 2017
MCAF unveils its 2017 poster by Boum
After several teasers, MCAF is proud to present Boum’s poster for the 6th edition of the festival.
A friend of MCAF since 2012, Boum (Samantha Leriche-Gionet) is an accomplished artist from Montreal.
A dynamic thirty-something, involved mom and proud geek, Boum appeals, thanks to her aura, from Montreal to Vancouver.
At age seven, while some girls might aspire to become princesses or singers, she finds a new career goal during a family trip to Disney World, where she visits an animation studio; her newfound passion is cartoons.
She studies at the cegep du Vieux Montreal and at Concordia University;
News > April 4, 2017
CONTEST Montreal 375th
For the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the MCAF, Studio Lounak and the Campus Pivaut hold their first contest! The comic drawing contest for young talents is open to all artists (not published) over 15 years old.
Whether you want to do this for a living or just like to draw, you are welcome to participate and try to win one of these three amazing prizes!
1st prize: a year of evening class at Campus Pivaut for a value of 2000$
2nd prize: three sessions of evening class at Campus Pivaut for a value of 1500$
3rd prize: one session of evening class at Campus Pivaut for a value of 500$
All the comic strip and drawing of the contestants will be display in an exhibition at the Montreal Comic Arts Festival (26 to 28 May).
News > March 7, 2017
Since 2012, we have been working hard to organize the Montreal Comics Arts Festival and give a wonderful time to comics arts lovers.
Six years ago, we had big goals: to create a lasting event that would promote the work of local and international comic book artists. Out goes the cliché: the ninth art is not a subculture! It’s the kind of art that raises questions and claims its place, the kind of art that is a representation of a multitude of histories and stories from all around the world.
Today, comics are part of Montreal’s culture and this energy emerges from independent bookstores,
News > January 17, 2017
The MCAF, finalist for the 32nd Grand Prix du Conseil des Arts
The Montreal Comic Arts Festival is being honoured as a finalist of the 32nd Grand Prix du Conseil des arts
With our five-year anniversary, we are reaching a new step! The ninth art is now officially recognized by the government, a proof of our Festival’s importance and vitality in Montreal’s culture.
For Nathalie Maillé, executive director for the Conseil des arts:
“Every year, the Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montréal is an opportunity to celebrate the true creative heart of our city, one that not only makes Montreal’s reputation but also makes it such a unique place”.