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News  > February 8, 2019

Quebec Comics Make a Splash at the Angoulême International Comics Festival


Every year the Canal BD network, an association of over 100 comics speciality stores, heads to the Angoulême International Comics Festival to meet and greet with publishers from around the world.

This year, François Mayeux, the founding president of the Montreal Comic Arts Festival and owner of Planète BD (the only Canal BD member on this side of the Atlantic), got the opportunity to make a presentation on Quebec comics during this important annual meeting of booksellers.

With the help of a catalog and video specially created by the MCAF team for the presentation,

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News  > January 11, 2019

Call for projects!

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival is kicking off its 8th edition!

This year, once again, we would love for you to be an active part of it. In 2019, MCAF’s theme is ‘international’. We will be addressing, among other things, the notions of borders, belonging, and integration.

We are looking for applicants to host workshops about comics, of course, or any other subject that you are passionate about. If you have ideas for discussions, round tables, or conferences that you’d like to propose, we would love to hear it!

To apply, you need:

-past experience hosting a workshop or conference

-an awesome idea linked to comics

-to prepare a workshop of about 45 minutes in length

Write to us at programing@fbdm-montreal.ca and submit your project before Friday,

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News  > November 12, 2018

Louise Guillemette-Labory the new MCAF president!

Louise Guillemette-Labory has been interested in comics for a long time. A member of the administrative committee of MCAF for more than 3 years, and former director of the Réseau des bibliothèques de Montréal (Montreal library network), this litterature scholar has recently accepted a proposition from François Mayeux to replace him as the head of the festival. We met her with a few questions:

“I’ve read a lot of comics and I’m still a fan. In the 70s, I went to a comics festival at the Université de Montréal where I met my idols: Lauzier, Gotlib, Bretécher, etc.,

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News  > June 4, 2018

Give your feedback!

MCAF thanks you for your participation and wonderful energy ! 

Thanks for your interest and record attendance to our activities.

In order to prepare 2019, we invite you to fill out our survey. 

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News  > May 4, 2018

Reading suggestions before MCAF



Prepare yourself for MCAF





Dame Darcy
Cartoonist, sequential artist, and entertainer known world-wide for her fanciful creations. At age 21 she scored her first publishing deal with Fantagraphics for her title Meat Cake.
Meat Cake Bible, Dame Darcy, Fantagraphics Books,  2016

Yokoi Sanpo & Miki Yamamoto
Yokoi Sanpo is a mangaka attached to Ibaraki Creators’ House. Miki Yamamoto, underground artist, is an Art &

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News  > April 18, 2018

Meags Fitzgerald designed 2018 MCAF poster

After Michel Rabagliati, Les Nombrils, Jacques Ferrandez, Seth, Jean Paul Eid et Boum, our 2018 poster is designed by Meags Fitzgerald 

Montreal-based illustrator, writer and performer. She is the author of the queer coming of age memoir Long Red Hair and of the history and travelogue, Photobooth: A Biography, for which she won the 2015 Doug Wright Spotlight Award and was nominated for the 2015 Joe Shuster Best Cartoonist Award.
Her books, originally in English are published by Conundrum Press.

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Contest  > March 20, 2018

Contest : The Death of Stalin Montreal premiere

In partnership with Entract Films, the Cinéma du Parc and Dargaud éditions, MCAF is proud to offer you a chance to win 2 pairs of tickets and 2 box sets of the The Death of Stalin graphic novels!

2 pairs of tickets and 2 box sets?! Well yes, one prize is for everybody (that’s you) and one is for the friends of MCAF (that could be you!). But how can you become a friend? It’s really simple: just follow this link.

The tickets are for the Montreal premiere at the 

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Press releases  > March 2, 2018

Press release, media kit and press book 2018

Read Our Press Book 2018

Read Our Press Book 2017

Press Release

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Contest  > February 19, 2018

Sandawe’s Contest

Sandawe and the Montreal Comic Arts Festival are launching a great contest called “BDécouvertes Quebec”.

Our goal ? To discover Quebec artists and give them a unique opportunity to publish their very own graphic novel.

To participate, submit a 2-page comic in A4 format following the theme: “What is that doing there?”

The Grand Prize: Sandawe will publish a 32-page comic in A5 format created by the winner of this contest.

The comic will be promoted by both Sandawe and MCAF.

The contest ends May 15th at midnight.

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News  > February 14, 2018

Prix des Libraires du Québec 2018

MCAF is proud to support the first Comic Arts Award of the Prix des Libraires du Québec by offering a scholarship of 3,000$ to the finalist, to be announced on May 9th at the gala for the Prix des Libraires du Québec at Montreal’s Olympia Theatre.

The  2018 finalists are:

L’esprit du camp, t.1, Michel Falardeau & Cab (Studio Lounak)

Betty Boob, Véro Cazot & Julie Rocheleau (Casterman)


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