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The FIBD announced Wednesday to cancel the carte blanche of the author attacked for his drawings deemed child pornography because of “threats” and “intimidation”. However, the artistic directors plan to organize a debate on the limits of representation in comics.
A few days ago, the deprogramming appeared to one of the artistic directors as a “philosophical defeat”. This Wednesday morning, however, the Angoulême International Comics Festival (FIBD) announced in a press release the cancellation of “In the eyes of Bastien Vivès”, a carte blanche exhibition given to the author of Polina et Cargo man (Casterman) scheduled for late January. This gain in visibility and prestige granted to this artist, long presented as the “little genius” of French comics, has been causing a wave of indignation on social networks for a few days. In question, books accused by various detractors of “trivialize child pornography and incest” or to promote “rape culture” but also several comments made by Bastien Vivès on social networks. In a self-confessed post «hyper violent», written according to him with “billionth degree humor”, he notably called for the murder of a colleague whose work he did not like. In others, it evoked taboo fantasies. It is in the light of such interventions that all of his work is reread. Two petitions demanded the cancellation of the exhibition. Even if it means blowing up the dikes between a child porn performance
and and more content about the exhibition of Bastien Vivès deprogrammed after the controversies – Liberation