Quebec Comics at the Angoulême Festival

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Quebec Comics at the Angoulême Festival

Showcasing Quebec comics to the world

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, François charmed an auditorium of over 80 booksellers, presenting a wide range of Quebec comics and impressing the audience with the quality and diversity of Quebec’s many creators and publishers.

Team MCAF heads to Angoulême

The Montreal Comic Arts Festival was proud to send a six-person delegation to Angoulême this year. These representatives had the chance to hear the latest news, check out recent releases, and meet up with creators, editors, and fans; getting a brief taste of the rhythms of the city, where over 200 comic book creators live and work year-round.

Not only was the MCAF team able to meet up with cartoonists from around the globe, but they were also graciously welcomed by Catherine Fereyrolles, the Library & Archives Director at the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l’image. MCAF’s representatives were treated to a private visit to the Cité de la BD’s library, expositions, and even their amazing archives!

Another highlight of the trip was a meeting with Pili Munos, Director of the Maison des auteurs, which since 2002 has welcomed comic book artists from around the world for residencies ranging from three months to two years.


Calendar

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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  • 19:00D.Boyd Launches Chicken Rising Graphic Novel
    Monastiraki – Le Petit Monastère
    5478 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1
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  • 18:00Teen Book Club: On A Sunbeam
    Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    211 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K5
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3
  • 10:00Free Comic Book day at Librairie D+Q!
    Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    211 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K5
  • 14:00[FR] Atelier de création de fanzines avec Grilled cheese Mag
    Bibliothèque Hochelaga
    1870 Rue Davidson, Montréal, QC H1W 2Y6
  • 14:00[FR] Rencontre avec la bédéiste Lou Lubie
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6
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  • 19:00[FR] Club de lecture FBDM // Société
    Organized By MCAF | Montreal Comic Arts Festival
    Coop Touski
    2375, Ste-Catherine Est Montreal H2K 2J5
7
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  • 18:30[FR] Mardi, c’est Wiki !
    BAnQ
    475 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4
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  • 19:00[FR] Lecture La guerre des arts / Premiers aviateurs / Whitehorse
    Librairie Z Bookstore
    3420 Rue Ontario E, Montreal, QC H1W 1P9
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  • 17:00[FR] La Pastèque x Lambert & Fils – 1er anniversaire de la boutique!
    La Pastèque éditeur-boutique
    102 Ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7
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  • 19:00[FR] Conférence | Michel Rabagliati: de graphiste à auteur de BD
    BAnQ
    475 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4
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  • 10:30[FR] Rencontre et atelier autour de la BD 13e Avenue
  • 14:00[FR] Rencontre avec l’auteur et illustrateur Guillaume Perreault
    Librairie Monet
    2752 Rue de Salaberry, Montréal, QC H3M 1L3
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  • 14:00[FR] Ma musique en BD
    Bibliothèque Rivière-des-Prairies
    9001 Boulevard Perras, Montréal, QC H1E 3J7
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  • 18:30[FR] Amitié et hétérosexualité : rencontre avec la bédéiste Val-Bleu
    Bibliothèque du Plateau-Mont-Royal Est
    465 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal, QC H2J 1W3
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  • 18:30[FR] Gala du Prix des libraires du Québec
    Club Soda
    1225 St-Laurent, Montréal H2X 2S6
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  • 10:00[FR] Julien Paré-Sorel en séance de dédicaces
  • 10:30[FR] Bande dessinée au féminin
  • 10:30[FR] Lancement – La quête d’Albert d’Isabelle Arsenault
    La Pastèque éditeur-boutique
    102 Ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7
  • 20:00[FR] La BD s’Improvise – spécial Jeux vidéo !
    Broue Pub Brouhaha Rosemont
    5860 Ave de Lorimier, Montreal, QC H2G 2N9
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  • 14:00[FR] Bande dessinée au féminin
  • 14:00[FR] Club de lecture BD du Plateau *Les LGBTQI+ et les petites cases*
    Bibliothèque du Plateau-Mont-Royal Est
    465 Mont-Royal Ave E, Montreal, QC H2J 1W3
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1
  • 19:30[FR] Le Quiz du Lundi au Boswell spécial BD
    Boswell Brasserie Artisanale
    2407 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est Montréal, QC H2H 1L2
Current Date
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  • 17:00Sun’s Blade 1 – Launch
    Le Cheval Blanc
    809 Ontario est, Montréal H2L 1P1
  • 18:30[FR] Rencontre d’auteur : Michel Rabagliati
    Bibliothèque Rivière-des-Prairies
    9001 Boulevard Perras, Montréal, QC H1E 3J7
  • 18:30Drink & BD & Draw – Pre FBDM
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3
  • 17:00[FR] Exposition anniversaire Paul en vrac – Vernissage
    La Pastèque éditeur-boutique
    102 Ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7
  • 19:00[FR] Le roman graphique n’existe pas
    BAnQ
    475 Boul de Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4
  • 19:00Graphic Novel Book Club: Upgrade Soul
    La petite librairie Drawn & Quarterly
    176 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K2
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  • 18:45[FR] La Cinémathèque et le FBDM présentent Les Brûlés en 16mm
    Cinémathèque québécoise
    335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal H2X 1K1
  • 19:00Seth Launches Clyde Fans
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1
  • 13:008th edition of Montreal Comic Arts Festival
    Organized By FBDM | Festival BD de Montreal
    Espace La Fontaine
    3933 Ave du Parc-La Fontaine, Montréal, QC H2L 0C7
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  • 13:008th edition of Montreal Comic Arts Festival
    Organized By FBDM | Festival BD de Montreal
    Espace La Fontaine
    3933 Ave du Parc-La Fontaine, Montréal, QC H2L 0C7
  • 18:00[FR] Lancement du livre «Rues de Montréal»
    Espace La Fontaine
    3933 Ave du Parc-La Fontaine, Montréal, QC H2L 0C7
  • 19:00[FR] Soirée BD TRIP au Cheval
    Le Cheval Blanc
    809 Ontario est, Montréal H2L 1P1
  • 20:00Drawn Concert
    Organized By MCAF | Montreal Comic Arts Festival
    Centre culturel Art Neuf
    3819 Avenue Calixa-Lavallée, Montréal, QC H2L 3A7
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  • 13:008th edition of Montreal Comic Arts Festival
    Organized By FBDM | Festival BD de Montreal
    Espace La Fontaine
    3933 Ave du Parc-La Fontaine, Montréal, QC H2L 0C7
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