Exhibitors

Kiosques

Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Campus Pivaut

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Le Campus Pivaut est un établissement privé d'enseignement technique en Arts appliqués et Dessin narratif, qui dispense des formations spécialisées dans 3 domaines : Bande dessinée, Animation 2D et Concept art. En trois ans, le campus prépare ses étudiants à devenir de véritables professionnels, aptes à postuler à des métiers d'avenir, au fort potentiel de recrutement au Québec.


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Essay, Historic

Cerises & Coquelicots

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Les éditions Cerises & Coquelicots ont publié leur première bande dessinée en 2006 avec l’album « Paul Cézanne, un rebelle en Provence ». Elles sont relancées depuis 2015 dans l’univers de la bande dessinée par leur fondateur et gérant Patrice Pierrat. Passionné de communication et d’arts graphiques, son passé professionnel est cependant axé sur la gestion et le développement des entreprises. Après avoir bâti un petit catalogue et une équipe d’auteurs qu’il aime retrouver chaque année au festival Quai des Bulles à Saint-Malo et à la rencontre « Des bulles sur le sable » qu’il a créée à Marseille, il espère donner à Cerises & Coquelicots et ses auteurs un maximum de visibilité pour atteindre enfin le grand public. La parution des deux premiers albums de la série Polar-Aventure « Arsénio & Barny » est assurément, à l’instar d’autres séries en cours, un des atouts d’un avenir éditorial plus serein. Les éditions Cerises & Coquelicots sont diffusées au Québec depuis novembre 2018 par Jacques Larouche (DLL PRESSE Diffusion Inc.) et il était donc naturel d’envisager notre première participation au festival de Montréal cette année accompagnés des créateurs d’Arsénio & Barny, Olivier Matejka (Scénariste) et Bruno Issaly (dessinateur), avec l’espoir de revenir l’an prochain avec un peu plus d’auteurs… A paraître en 2018 : - Les 1000 mystères d’Arsène Lupin - tome 2 « L’anarchie Lao Feïl » 64 pages - Juin 2018 - Le temps du rêve - tome 2 « Outremer » 48 pages - Juin 2018 - Si Uté approuve - 96 pages - prévu octobre 2018

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Announced Guests: Olivier Matejka, Bruno Issaly


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Collège Salette

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Première école de design au Québec (créée en 1942), le Collège Salette se passionne pour l’illustration, les arts graphiques, la communication visuelle, le web et le cinéma d’animation 3D. Le Collège Salette est le seul établissement d’enseignement reconnu par le ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement supérieur du Québec à offrir, entre autres, une AEC axée précisément sur le métier d’illustrateur. Le programme « Illustration publicitaire » réunit les quatre grandes sphères associées à la communication visuelle : l’illustration traditionnelle, séquentielle, numérique et urbaine


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Crossover Comics

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Librairie Crossover Comics has been proud to serve the Montreal comic community for over 5 years. Located in St-Henri with easy access from downtown and the Lionel-Groulx metro station, we strive to provide anything a comic fan could desire. From mainstream hits in Marvel and DC to artistic independent gems, it's our pleasure to help you find a book you'd love. Building a community is important to us, and we build it with Magic the Gathering events, book clubs, board games and RPGs taking place and available in the store. Come by and say hello!


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Humour

Éditions Michel Quintin

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Fondées en 1982, les Éditions Michel Quintin se distinguent par la diversité et la qualité des ouvrages qu’elles proposent aux lecteurs francophones. D’abord spécialisée dans l’édition de livres sur les animaux, la nature et l’environnement, la maison produit depuis plusieurs années des romans de tous genres pour jeunes et adultes, ainsi que des guides pratiques. Elle compte plus de 700 titres à son catalogue auxquels s’ajoutent environ 50 nouveautés par année. La mise en valeur de la création littéraire et le plaisir de collaborer avec des auteurs et des illustrateurs talentueux et passionnés représentent les principales motivations de l’équipe.

Announced Guests: Maxim Cyr, Yvan DeMuy, Karine Gottot, Velm


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Humour

Flammarion

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La diffusion Flammarion représente en exclusivité au Québec et au Canada les éditeurs de bandes dessinées suivants: Casterman, Rue de Sèvres, Jungle, Steinkis, Warum, Sarbacane, Actes Sud, Cambourakis et Fluide Glacial.


Audience: Youth, Adult

Styles: Adaptation, Author’s Graphic Novel, Historic, Humour, Sociopolitical

Gallimard Diffusion

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Maison de diffusion de différents éditeurs de BD

Announced Guests: Pénélope Bagieu


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Manga, Sci-Fi

Hachette Canada

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Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

La Boîte à B.D.

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Announced Guests: Jean Marquis, Sv Bell


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

La Boîte de diffusion

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La boîte de diffusion a vu le jour en décembre 2012. La boîte de diffusion (LBDD) œuvre à la diffusion de Bandes dessinées, de livres jeunesse, de romans adulte, de Beaux-livres et d’essais publiés par une cinquantaine d’éditeurs québécois et européens. La diversité de production de ces éditeurs n’a d’égale que les années d’expérience accumulées, la créativité et la souplesse de l’équipe de LBDD. LBDD assure la présence de tous ces ouvrages dans le réseau des librairies partout au Québec et au Canada francophone, cela grâce à une relation personnalisée entre ses représentants aguerris et les libraires.

Announced Guests: Grégoire Bouchard, Steve Cuzor, Ian Fortin, Patrick Hénaff, Pascal Jousselin, Tristan Roulot


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Les éditions de La Pastèque

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La Pastèque fête cette année ses 20 ans ! Mise sur pied par Frédéric Gauthier et Martin Brault, la maison d’édition a publié, à ce jour, plus de 250 titres en bd et littérature jeunesse.

Announced Guests: Siris, Pierre Fournier, Michel Rabagliati, Réal Godbout, Cathon


Audience: Youth, Teen

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour

Les Éditions Scholastic

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Scholastic Canada is one of the country's leading publishers and distributors of children's books and educational materials in both official languages. For over 60 years Scholastic Canada has introduced young people to the joys of reading, and has enlarged their understanding of Canada and the world. Today we continue that mission with award-winning Canadian books and outstanding classroom materials, along with related educational software. Incorporated in 1957, Scholastic Canada Ltd. was the first of an international family of companies that now includes members in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, India and Asia. All evolved from the original Scholastic company founded in 1920 by M.R. (Robbie) Robinson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scholastic Canada has also grown dramatically. Its impressive head office and distribution warehouse in Markham, Ontario is complemented by eleven Book Fair branches across Canada. From coast to coast, Scholastic Canada employs approximately 800 Canadians, both full- and part-time. Scholastic Canada Ltd. serves children, parents and teachers through a variety of businesses including Scholastic Reading Club and Book Fairs, Scholastic Education, Classroom Magazines, Trade, and Les éditions Scholastic. Scholastic Canada is also highly regarded internationally for its Canadian publishing program, which includes many award-winning authors and illustrators dedicated to producing books that delight children and inspire them to become lifelong readers. Scholastic Canada Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scholastic Inc., a publicly held company trading on NASDAQ under SCHL.


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

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Announced Guests: Pénélope Bagieu, Dame Darcy


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Mécanique générale

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Mécanique générale est une maison d’édition de bande dessinée qui cherche à favoriser la proximité entre le propos et le lecteur. Des projets créés dans un sentiment d’urgence et un souci de transparence. Peu importe le style ou le genre dans lequel s’inscrit le récit, chacune des œuvres est habitée par le même désir de présenter un regard sur le monde, une sensibilité, une humanité, un rythme.

Announced Guests: Mélodie Vachon Boucher, Catherine Ocelot, Philippe Girard, Anne Villeneuve


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Messageries ADP

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Announced Guests: Yohann Morin, Frédéric Antoine, Baptiste Amsallem


Audience: All audience

Styles: Manga

O-Taku Manga Lounge

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Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Pow Pow

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Announced Guests: Luc Bossé, Meags Fitzgerald, Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau


Audience: Youth, Teen

Styles: Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Presses Aventure

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Groupe Modus is one of the leading French-language publishing companies in Canada, and many of its works are now published in English Canada, France, Switzerland and Belgium. Founded in the early 1990s by Marc G. Alain, President and CEO, the publishing group is made up of four imprints, Modus Vivendi, Éditions Bravo, Presses Aventure and Sélection Reader’s Digest, each with their own particular focus. The first division of the group, Modus Vivendi, was created in 1992. This publishing house is recognized for its books on lifestyle, cooking, outdoors and health. Shortly after, in 1996, Presses Aventure was formed. This division is dedicated to kids, and publishes picture books, activity books and comic books. In 2008, Éditions Bravo was launched for game lovers. Crosswords, sudoku, puzzles, coloring books and creative pastimes joined Groupe Modus’s other books on the shelves. In 2014, the group continued to grow with the development of biographies as well as beautiful reference books on art and history under the Sélection Reader’s Digest label. Always ready to take on new challenges, the publishing group continues to grow. Made up of dozens of professionals who are determined to bring their passion for books to readers of all ages and of all interests, the Group Modus team is evolving along with our world.

Announced Guests: Félix LaFlamme, Claude DesRosiers, Frédéric Antoine, Annie Groovie, Jean-François Vachon


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Sociopolitical

Re-Animate Europe by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

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The Comic exhibition Animate Europe compiles various artists. Jordana Globerman Canada Jordana is an illustrator, comic artist and graphic recorder who holds an MA in Illustration, with Distinction, from Camberwell College of Arts and a BA in English/History from McGill University in Montreal. Jordana has been writing and drawing since childhood; comics give her a unique creative outlet for both these passions. Regardless of the medium, her work aims to tell a story. Stefan Haller (Schlorian) Switzerland Even in childhood, he dreamed of telling stories with drawings. Today, as a gradually greying mid-forty year old, Schlorian still believes in his dreams. Cartoons, comics and illustration determine his workdays. Besides being a graphic designer and a stay-at-home-dad for two boys – who fortunately have their own dreams. Štepánka Jislová Czech Republic Št?pánka Jislová is a Czech illustrator and comics artist, born in 1992, residing in Prague. She has always been interested in storytelling and both her comics and illustrations are usually very personal or semi-autobiographical. Apart from that, she enjoys supernatural themes and lately explores the specific options the comic medium has to offer. She‘s completed numerous comic stories, all of them available for free on her website. Noëlle Kröger Germany Noëlle Kröger has drawn ever since she could hold a pen. Having found her passion in that, she applied to study illustration in Hamburg as soon as she got her highschool degree. In her studies, painting has become her medium of choice to express herself. Currently, visual storytelling in a broader sense is the main focus of her work Magdalena Kaszuba Poland & Germany Magdalena Kaszuba lives and works in Hamburg as a comic artist and illustrator. She is studying Illustration at HAW in Hamburg, where she is working since 2011 on story-telling and comics. In the latest comics she mixed many different techniques in one story. This is an experimental way, although it allows her to draw every new comic with various methods, to give each comic an individual style with a distinctive design. Davide Pascutti Italy Davide Pascutti teaches physics in secondary school and has been working as a comic artist/illustrator in the last fifteen years, dealing with non-fiction topics such as history, economics and mathematics. He believes that comics and visual communication still have a huge underexploited potential, that’s why he always searches for the most effective visual art and the best storytelling strategies in order to simplify complex content, making it clear and enjoyable for everyone. Paul Rietzl Germany Paul Rietzl works as an illustrator and comic artist. He lives in Augsburg, Germany where he recently graduated from the University of Applied Sciences with a master‘s degree in communication design. He decided to go to university after apprenticing as a porcelain and glass painter. The variety of his current work ranges from editorial and poster design to comics. In November 2016 his first graphic novel „Shipwreck“ was published. Always having the sketchbook at hand, his way to get in contact with the world as an artist is to draw and tell graphical stories.

Announced Guests: Meags Fitzgerald, Jordana Globerman


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Rubika école internationale des talents de la création numérique

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Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Fantastic, Sci-Fi

Studio Lounak

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Les éditions Lounak publient de la bande dessinée associée aux littératures de l'imaginaire. Elles sont nées d’un désir de faire de beaux livres à partir du travail artistique incroyable qui est exécuté quotidiennement au Studio Lounak. Fascinés autant par la bande dessinée américaine, européenne qu’asiatique, nous publions ce qui nous inspirent.

Announced Guests: Cab, Olivier Carpentier, Gautier Langevin, Michel Falardeau, Jeik Dion, Francis Desharnais


Tables

Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour

Anouk / Rabot

Announced Guests: Anouk, Rabot


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

ArtofCraigS

Borne from the Ville-Marie borough, Craig discovered his talent for visual art at an early age, and continued to pursue visual art into his post-secondary studies. For the past twenty years Craig has worked for a wide variety of clients and projects in the fields of; Design, Illustration, & Fine Art. In 2010, Craig's artistic process came full circle when he started producing and displaying his own self-published works at various conventions as well as sketchcards for such companies as Dynamite Entertainment & Image Comics. Craig works with both traditional and digital tool sets. Craig can usually be found in his studio drawing, writing, researching and playing with his furry oligarchs...er...that is to say cats.

Announced Guests: Craig S


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Historic

BD'Alger | MaGnUs

Announced Guests: MaGnUs


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Bédélys 2017

Notre mission se définit comme suit : promouvoir le développement de la bande dessinée au Québec, particulièrement la bande dessinée québécoise, en vue de favoriser des retombées pour tous les intervenants du milieu québécois.

Announced Guests: Skip Jensen


Audience: All audience

Styles: Fantastic

Benjamin Hayte Artbook

Born and raised in France, Benjamin Hayte had an ordinary childhood with the exception of an extraordinary interest in artistic creation. Drawing was quickly becoming his medium. His parents recognized his great passion in illustration and quickly directed him to a School of Art. So, Ben left his country and went to Belgium where the Art Schools are the best for 14 old kids. During his schooling, Benjamin continued to foster his passion and talent for Art. In 2004 he graduated with Bachelor of Illustration and in 2008 completed his Masters in Art. Ben’s passions lead him to an interest in the gaming industry and he had the opportunity to work as a designer for great companies like Atari and Ubisoft. After few years, he decided to shake things up and left everything behind to visit the world and take the time to think about his artistic skills. He travelled alone through Europe, Australia, Korea, the USA and finally stopped in Canada. Today Benjamin lives in Montreal where he works in the animation industry (his true love) as a visual developer at Singing Frog Studio. During his spare time Benjamin loves nothing more than to tinker with story ideas and dreams of breathing life into his own comic project in the very near future.

Announced Guests: Benjamin Hayte


Audience: All audience

Styles: Humour

Birdstrips

In a desperate search for growth and purpose, Jess started drawing a bird a day at the beginning of a trip around the world. Inspired by all the facets of the human experience, these drawings turned into comics and followed her through 13 countries before roosting in Montréal. At 190 birds and counting, this project has grown bigger than she ever imagined! She only speaks a little French, but she is thrilled to be here.

Announced Guests: Jess Thomas


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Historic, Sci-Fi

Black Panel Press

Announced Guests: Vincent Pompetti, Andrew Benteau


Audience: Youth

Styles: Adaptation

Boucline

Announced Guests: Marjorie Parent


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Historic, Humour

Boum

After ten years of studies and work in animation, Boum tries making comics and becomes completely addicted. She is mostly known for her Boumeries, a journal comic, and for A Small Revolution, published by Front Froid in 2012 and in English by Soaring Penguin Press in November 2017. Her comics are shortlisted for many prizes across the years: Bedelys, Expozine Awards, Joe Shuster Awards, Ignatz Awards... She is currently working on several comic projects at once, while also illustrating kids' books.

Announced Guests: Boum


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Cabo | Mirion Malle | Saturnome

Announced Guests: Mirion Malle, Saturnome


Audience: Teen

Styles: Fantastic, Humour

Caity Hall Art

Caity Hall is a Montreal comic and storyboard artist and author/illustrator behind the weekly comic strip 'Caity Comics'. She enjoys fluffy animals, candy and death metal.

Announced Guests: Caitlin Hall


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Humour

Collectif Phylactère et finissants de l'ÉMI

Created in 1999, the Comic Book degree at l'École Multidisciplinaire de l'image at l'Université du Québec en Outaouais graduated more than 100 students since its opening. This year, for the MCAF, the students are presenting their fanzines and their new collectif : Phylactère #2.


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Sci-Fi

Conceptual Heist

Announced Guests: Jay D'Ici, Matt G. Gagnon


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

D-Zine

Table regroupant les artistes AM Martino, Kurt Beaulieu et Patrick Gaudette

Announced Guests: AM Martino, Kurt Beaulieu, Patrick Gaudette


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Historic, Humour, Sociopolitical

Daniele Archambault

Danièle Archambault, author, researcher, and educator, is interested in comics as a way to document a society’s cultural and linguistic landscape. A tenured professor in the linguistics department at the University of Montreal until 1998, she now lives in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of graphic novels, bilingual comics series, webcomics-blog, and eBooks. She is a regular guest speaker at various educational and cultural institutions. Danièle Archambault teaches graphic novel and illustration classes at the Palo Alto Art Center and other educational venues, focusing on the art of visual storytelling. Since September 2014, she is an artist-in-residence in the Cubberley Studio Artist Program, City of Palo Alto.

Announced Guests: Danièle Archambault


Audience: All audience

Styles: Humour

Dans la tête de François

« Dans la tête de François » est issus de l’union de deux joyeux créateurs : le scénariste François St-Martin et l’illustrateur Marc Bruneau. Il s’agit d’univers coloré constitué de mots d’esprit, de jeux de mots et de commentaires humoristiques sur l’actualité présentés sous forme de courtes bandes dessinées. Par l’entremise de livres, d’une présence active sur web, d’expositions et de produits dérivés, l’univers de François évolue sur différentes plates-formes. En plus du projet « Dans la tête de François », destiné à une clientèle adulte, les créateurs proposent également un pendant jeunesse avec la nouvelle série « Les P’tits ».

Announced Guests: François St-Martin, Marc Bruneau


Audience: All audience

Styles: Humour, Sociopolitical

David The DaneMen | Lunarbaboon

Announced Guests: David Daneman, Christopher Grady


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Débédé


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Fantastic, Sci-Fi

Éditions Ouissis | Éditions Roquefort | Éditions Louis Paradis

Announced Guests: Louis Paradis, Benoît Leblanc, Francis Pelletier


Audience: All audience

Styles: Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sci-Fi

Éditions Rémi Paradis

Éditeur de bandes dessinées de science-fiction et de l'imaginaire, originaire de la région de Québec!

Announced Guests: R3M1, Dez, Drako, Tarasque


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay

Éditions TRIP

TRIP a pour mandat de publier des romans graphiques québécois et canadiens et les diffuser à un niveau international dans le cadre d’événements tels que des festivals, des conférences et des expositions. Nous recherchons le travail d’artistes francophones et anglophones ayant un style original et une narration recherchée. Nous publions des bandes dessinées d'auteurs qui explorent une approche novatrice, proposent une relecture originale d’un style établi et expérimentent avec les codes du médium. L’idée d’une mythologie moderne est omniprésente, elle ancre nos publications à nos racines culturelles et s’interroge sur les constituantes de notre identité commune. Le livre est pour nous un objet d’art autant qu’un médium. Pour TRIP, la narration commence dès la couverture. Nous étudions attentivement les couleurs, les formes et les matériaux impliqués dans la création et la présentation graphique de nos livres. Nos livres sont supervisés par Stéphane Olivier, directeur du département de graphisme du cégep du Vieux-Montréal. TRIP offre aussi une représentation bilingue de ses titres. Nous cherchons à publier des récits sous un format bilingue, soit par une absence de dialogue, soit en incluant les deux langues dans le récit afin de rejoindre un public international. Pour certains titres, nous traduisons et publions nos livres dans les deux langues officielles du Canada.

Announced Guests: Mathieu Massicotte Quesnel, Rupert Bottenberg, Louis Rémillard, FREDC, Skip Jensen, Carlos Santos, Philippe Shewchenko, Marc Tessier


Audience: Teen

Styles: Humour

Fanzine


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Frederic-Vivianne Auln | Em

Announced Guests: Frederic-Vivianne Auln, EM


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adaptation, Fantastic, Humour

GARGUL | L'Intemporel | BDStyle

Announced Guests: Alex S. Girard, Joseph A. Soltész


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Historic, Sociopolitical

Gentilhomme de fortune inc.

Adaptation storyboard du scénario de Pierre Falardeau 'Le jardinier des Molson'. (2016) Une version BD de cet autre script du cinéaste, La Job, est en chantier. (prévu pour 2018)

Announced Guests: forg


Audience: Teen

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Manga

Heavens Legend

Jason Rodway is a Filipino British born comic artist who grew up in Saudi Arabia and now resides in Toronto. He specializes in fantastical, humorous and adventurous comics grounded in reality with just a hint of the absurd.

Announced Guests: Jason Rodway


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Fantastic, Sci-Fi

Home

Announced Guests: Marc Michaud


Audience: All audience

Styles: Manga

Ibaraki Creator's House

Announced Guests: Yokoi Sanpo, Miki Yamamoto


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Jimmy Beaulieu

Jimmy Beaulieu was born on the Île d’Orléans, Québec, in 1974, he lives in Montreal since 1998. He’s done pretty much all the work one can do surrounding comics. Publisher (mécanique générale), bookstore employee (Pantoute, Fichtre!), critic (Radio-Canada), expo manager, translator (Jeffrey Brown’s Clumsy), book designer, magazine director, illustrator for hire, teacher (cégep du Vieux-Montreal) and, of course, author (Suddenly Something Happened, My Neighbour’s Bikini). Back in the nineties, he made the hip kids dance on the music he composed with machines.

Announced Guests: Jimmy Beaulieu


Audience: Adult

Styles: Adaptation, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic

Jocelyn Bonnier

He works mainly as a storyboard artist for adverts and feature films, such as « Nitro », « Louis Cyr » and « Brick Mansions ». In 2010 he published with Les Éditions les 400 coups a superhero comic book called « L'Ocelot ». Since then he has adapted Fyodor Dostoyevsky's « The Idiot » into a graphic novel, transposing Prince Mychkin's story into today's Quebec. He will also be featuring his new project, « Pablo and the Woman ».

Announced Guests: Jocelyn Bonnier


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour

Joy San

Joy San is a Toronto-based freelance Illustrator, cartoonist, comic artist, and colourist. She graduated from McMaster University in 2012 with an Honours Bachelors in Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, but returned to her lifelong passion in illustration and graduated from the Seneca Independent Illustration Program in 2017. When not illustrating or drawing comics, she enjoys hiking, vlogging, and hunting for bakeries.

Announced Guests: Joy San


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour

Julien Dallaire-Charest | Ken Mallar

Announced Guests: Julien Dallaire-Charest, Ken Mallar


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Justin Guenet

A Montreal born, multi-disciplinary artist, Justin Guenet likes to do a lot of things. Large scale muralist since 2002, Justin has had the pleasure of working locally and abroad with great teams conceiving and creating wall art projects. On a smaller scale yet involving titanic amounts of effort, he's self-published 3 books of his own, built upon boundless worlds revolving around fantastic and sci-fi imagery, held together by an odd sense of humor and unrestrained imagination. Currently, Justin is trying(key word here) to concentrate on writing a sequel to his 2014 comic OTTRO and putting together a photographic book exploring his photography, concentrating on his work taken in Montreal and Tokyo. Currently, Justin is trying(key word here) to concentrate on writing a sequel to his 2014 comic OTTRO and putting together a photographic book exploring his photography, concentrating on his work taken in Montreal and Tokyo.


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Adaptation, Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel

L'alliance

Announced Guests: Dany Giroux


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Historic, Humour, Sociopolitical

L'Euguélionne, librairie féministe

L’Euguélionne is a feminist bookstore and non-profit solidarity co-op. We offer a large selection of new and used books, zines and print art. The bookstore specializes in women*’s literature (fiction, poetry, comic books, essays, young adult fiction and children’s books) and feminist, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, asexual and non-binary, two-spirited, anti-racist, anti-colonial works, etc. We also host diverse literary feminist events including launches, reading circles, talks, workshops and round table discussions.


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Humour, Sociopolitical

La Brique du dinosaure

Regroupement d'auteurs et d'auteures québécois indépendants de bandes dessinées et de livres illustrés. Nous nous unissons pour diffuser nos livres dans les évènements et les librairies indépendantes.

Announced Guests: Martin PM, Catherine Bard, Maude Hallé Saint-Cyr, Valérie Jacques-Bélair


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Essay, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Manga, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

La jungle

Zviane is doing stuff because what matters in life is: stuff.

Announced Guests: Zviane


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

La Logique du Calendrier

Announced Guests: Rod Legrand


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Laurence Dea Dionne Art

Laurence Dea Dionne a native Montrealer, holds an Bachelor’s in Art Education from Concordia, and taught art in public schools and community centers. Since 2015, she has settled into an exciting career as a comic artist and has recently self-published her first graphic novel, Nuances, about important social issues. She plans to continue to promote well-being for the benefit of society through her next works, Homeward, and Zen and the ephemeral, while teaching art and well-being through workshops and panels.

Announced Guests: Laurence Dea Dionne


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

LeBOB

LeBOB is a comic Quebec collective like Spirou and Fluide Glacial magazines. The FBDM will close the 12 years of the history of LeBOB with its last festival and a final historical number! This voluminous 36th issue will be a limited edition of 200 copies and will be available only at FBDQ and FBDM!

Announced Guests: Joel Sim


Audience: All audience

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Humour

Les chroniques de Will et Raph

Welcome to the incredible adventures of a gay couple with a quite ordinary life.

Announced Guests: Mikhaël Bois, Guillaume Morin


Audience: Teen

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Sci-Fi

Les Copains

We are a group of 7 artists from Montreal united by our love of art and brunch. Every year, we publish a new anthology featuring short comics that touch on themes ranging from police thriller to sci-fi fantasy.

Announced Guests: Aurélie Amyot Roussel, Stéfanie Meunier, Carl Tétreault, Julie V. Fontaine


Audience: Youth

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Les Éditions Belzo

Announced Guests: Cécile Beauregard


Audience: Youth, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Humour

Les Petites Histoires de Syreeni

After studying literature and visual arts, Gabrielle Syreeni decided to combine these disciplines by creating a series of publications in a very small format, each with a story about the adventures of cats. Following the success at Expozine 2013 of her first title "Chat plein d'amour", she come back with "Chats d'Affaires" and "Chatte d'une mésaventure". In 2017, she translated her first titled in English with Julie Vovan. This year, Gabrielle Syreeni will complete her serie's of two last titles for the FBDM ... and later in the year will bring them together by publishing a first youth album.

Announced Guests: Gabrielle Syreeni


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic

Mathieu Bellemare

Illustrateur et auteur-compositeur-interprète de la région de Lanaudière au Québec, Mathieu Bellemare étudie d'abord les arts visuels et complète ensuite une maîtrise en composition musicale. Combinant l'illustration, la chanson, le conte et la musique de film en un seul objet cohérent, il fait paraître le livre-disque illustré "Chants des Marais et des Morts" dont l'univers musical et visuel s'inscrit dans la tradition à laquelle appartiennent les œuvres de Tim Burton, Tom Waits et Edgar Allan Poe. Œuvre indépendante hors-norme, elle remporte de nombreux prix, dont le prestigieux prix du CALQ "Oeuvre de l'année 2015 en région". Il travaille maintenant sur son second livre-disque, « Townville », qui explorera cette fois les légendes urbaines en croisant les sonorités de la musique des films noirs et du swing. www.mathieubellemare.com

Announced Guests: Mathieu Bellemare


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Myriam Bourgeois | Alexa Perchemal | Mélodie Vachon Boucher

Announced Guests: Mélodie Vachon Boucher, Myriam Bourgeois, Palexa


Audience: Youth, Teen

Styles: Fantastic, Manga

Nunumi

Announced Guests: Nunumi


Audience: All audience

Styles: Humour, Manga

Ponto

Ponto is a webcomic about the adventures of a young road barrel who decides to follow his dream and comes to work in Montreal, an amazing city where construction and road work is never ending. For the past 5 years, Ponto has been spreading joy in people's hearts and has even traveled around the world!

Announced Guests: Tania Mignacca


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Historic, Humour, Sociopolitical, Sci-Fi

Pro-Can, Rottsteak and 96 eyes comics

Keenan Poloncsak (Pro-Can), Dietrich Rosteck (Rottsteak) and Nadim Mahi-Bahi (96 eyes) are three artists from Montréal. Their work varies from children's literature to general public comics to adult graphic novels. There is something for everyone at their table, come take a look!

Announced Guests: Keenan Poloncsak


Audience: Youth

Styles: Manga

Projet Ikko

Projet Ikko fait la promotion de la bande dessinée chez les jeunes! Nous aurons d'ailleurs plusieurs titres sur place, incluant certaines de mes illustrations! Pour en savoir plus, il faut passer nous voir que ce soit à notre table ou dans nos ateliers de dessin!

Announced Guests: Stéphanie Philibert, Josiane Sansregret


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Revue PLANCHES | Sara Pruneau Bélanger

Lancé en 2014, PLANCHES se veut un organisme sans but lucratif (OSBL) dont l’objectif est de faire connaître la bande dessinée dite d’auteur.e d’ici et d’ailleurs. La revue s’adresse à un public adulte. Elle en est présentement à son 13e numéro.

Announced Guests: Sara Pruneau Bélanger, Martin Morin


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Adaptation, Author’s Graphic Novel, Fantastic, Historic, Sci-Fi

Salgood Sam

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Announced Guests: Salgood Sam


Audience: Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel

Sylvie Rancourt

Announced Guests: Sylvie Rancourt


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Fantastic, Sci-Fi

Tales from the Interface

Bloody Gore Comix specializes in trashy horror, featuring, among other international titles, the Zombie Commandos From Hell! series by Montreal founder Steph Dumais. Dumais has been published by Mirage Publishing (Tales of the TMNT), Disinfo Press (Club Zero G), BPM Magazine and in various anthologies since the late 90s. --- Emmanuel Filteau is an artist from the greater Montréal region. He published my first book, Origine, in 1997. Most recently he published the first issue of Tales from the Interface. He's been working on the general idea of Tales from the Interface for more than 10 years. It came out of a love of short stories and science-fiction. His greatest inspiration come from Asimov, Poe, Lovecraft, Bradbury and all EC comics like Weird Fantasy, The Haunt of Fear, Tales from the Crypt etc.

Announced Guests: Stephane Dumais, Emmanuel Filteau


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Sci-Fi

The Joking Wallflower

J. Kiakas is a young storyteller in the making. Currently known for short films: The Suitcase (screened at Fantoche Film Festival in Switzerland) and Quirk (screened at OIAF in Ottawa); as well as an online series of zines, the Myth about Myths; a webcomic, Badmouth; and a trilogy, VVVTrilogy. J spends time illustrating, animating, storyboarding, thumb-nailing and doing whatever it takes to pull the stories out of their head and push them out into the world around them. J’s huge passions are circus shows, spooky stories and the occasional nursery rhyme accompanied by queer characters with big stories to tell.

Announced Guests: J. Kiakas


Audience: All audience

Styles: Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Thierry Labrosse et Stéphanie Leduc

Who is Stéphanie Leduc ? Stéphanie Leduc studied comic books in university, and did college studies in animated drawing. Shortly afterward, she won notice in Europe with several short stories for the weekly Spirou and the magazine Lanfeust. In 2010, she revealed the fabulous universe of Titi Krapouti, published by Glénat Québec. Stéphanie Leduc has a strong bent for fantasy set in parallel universes. She does the writing, design and coloring. But with her new erotic series, shi is adding a new string to her bow by becoming a publisher, by self-publishing her book Dryad, as Laduchesse.

Announced Guests: Thierry Labrosse, Stéphanie Leduc


Audience: All audience

Styles: Fantastic, Humour, Sci-Fi

Tremendous Tales

Christopher Olson is a writer and illustrator from Montreal, Quebec. His work has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, as well as Papirmass. He is the creator of Tremendous Tales, a collection of illustrated micro fiction stories.

Announced Guests: Christopher Olson


Audience: Teen, Adult

Styles: Author’s Graphic Novel, Humour

Trevor Waurechen

Trevor Waurechen tells stories about real life and other things he finds funny. His autobiography, "It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time", has appeared in print and online since 2010. Trevor is also the author of several works of fiction, including "Open Bar", "Red Eye", "The Truth About The Canadian Wilderness" and "There's Always Another Friday", all of which have been self-published as minicomics.

Announced Guests: Trevor Waurechen


Audience: All audience

Styles: Adventure/Detective, Fantastic, Humour

Yves Bourgelas

Yves Bourgelas is a comic book artist from Rouyn-Noranda, Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Québec, Canada). Fascinated by cartoons since his childhood, he dedicated his post-secondary education to 2D animation in Quebec City, then Comic arts in Gatineau. A freelancer DJ and illustrator, Yves also develops Supercrash, his youth comic book series. Two books are available, Hero by Chance and Double Identities, the latter having been published in 2017. When he’s not sitting at his graphic tablet, Yves can be seen in the various book fairs, comic book festivals and anime/manga conventions all throughout Quebec and Ontario. He also regularly hosts comic book and character creation workshops in schools in these regions.

Announced Guests: Yves Bourgelas