Health crisis requires, the 2021 edition had not taken place. In 2022, the Angoulême International Comics Festival (FIBD) is back in force with the American Chris Ware, the last Angoulême Grand Prix and who produced one of the three official posters of this new edition, reports South West. The collegial artistic direction of the festival unveiled, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the 46 books competing for the Fauve d’Or.
The 49e edition was presented at the National Museum of the History of Immigration, in Paris. “We are not on our usual pace and we do not engage in the same way. While incorporating recent editorial news, we have assimilated the projects planned last year. And if the health situation further complicates the large-scale arrival of international artists, it does not prevent us from remaining open to the world ”, explained Franck Bondoux, director general of the FIBD, to the local newspaper.
46 books vying for the Fauve d’Or
The jury for this edition, which will take place from Thursday January 27 to Sunday January 30, 2022, will be chaired by author Fanny Michaëlis. On the theme of cinema, Christophe Blain will present his many boards and will be accompanied by Simon Roussin and Aude Picault. Two exhibitions of mangakas Tatsuki Fujimoto and Shigeru Mizuki will also be honored. The work of the screenwriters will be celebrated with the exhibition “René Goscinny: screenwriter, what a job! », Explain our colleagues.
In addition, a Fauve d’Or for high school students created the novelty this year. The prize is supported by the National Education, like the Goncourt and the César for high school students, note South West. Another prize, the Eco-Fauve Raja, will also reward a work on the theme of the environment.
Find the complete list of selected books on the FIBD website