Florent Grouazel and Younn Locard had signed only a comic strip that went a little unnoticed before embarking on their colossal fresco devoted to the year 1789. A daring bet, since each volume of what will be a trilogy will count more than 300 pages.
A successful bet since the Bretons Florent Grouazel and Younn Locard receive in Angoulême the Fauve d’or, the prize for the best album of the year for Revolution. Grouazel and Locard take the side of the people and give pride of place to women and children. The first act of this Revolution, published by Actes Sud, Year 2, under the title Freedom. The second, expected in 2022, will be called Equality. The last, Or death.
English-speaking Canadian Seth took 20 years, no less, to complete his great reflection on the passage of time. Masterpiece of the bitter light line, carried by a soft black and blue duotone, Clyde Fans, literally “The Clyde Fans”, paints the portrait of two brothers, now old men, who remember the episodes of their lives, each on their own. And the burden that had to be carried when the father left, leaving them stranded with their mother and the family business. Published in France by Delcourt editions, Clyde Fans, graphic novel of 480 pages, received in Angoulême the special price of the jury.
“Long live football, long live comics, long live the girls” launches young Chloé Wary by receiving the Audience Award, for her first comic strip, Season of Roses, published by Flblb. Chloé Wary recounts in broad strokes of colored felt-tip pens, with communicative energy, the hopes and disappointments of a female football team in the Parisian suburbs.
Emmanuel Moynot, he went up on stage barefoot to denounce the precariousness of a job that barely allows him to live. The old rider has yet signed a murderous road movie across the United States this year which rightly earned him the Polar Prize. No direction, at Sarbacane.
The Series Prize goes to the adaptation of Lovecraft’s fantasy novel, In the abyss of time, by Japanese Gou Tanabe at Ki-oon. When Laetitia de Germon advised us, our manga specialist said he shared in this realistic darkness the curiosity and horror felt by the characters.
Finally, to retain from the Angoulême palmares the Revelation prize for Skylight by Joe Kessler, at L’Association and that of Audacity for Act of god by Giacomo Nanni, at Ici Even.
The complete list of the 47th Angoulême International Comics Festival