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Annual BD & Comics Passion weekends

Annual BD & Comics Passion weekends - 1st edition

From 07/10/2011 to 09/10/2011

From Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th 2011, the Institut Français will hold the first of its annual BD & Comics Passion weekends, in association with Comica Festival. The graphic novel medium has grown over the years to become an increasingly important force in popular culture, dominating the film landscape and coming into its own as an explosive new literary genre. To celebrate this, as well as explore accepted ideas about the genre, the Institut Français has invited some of the most celebrated British, American, French and Belgian authors to joins the festival, here in London to discuss their work and share their love of graphic novels.


Over the course of three days, enthusiasts and beginners alike are invited to participate in this exciting array of events, with acclaimed authors and artists such as Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), China Miéville (Kraken), Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Travelerʼs Wife), Bryan Talbot (Grandville), Yves Sente and André Juillard (Blake and Mortimer), Jean-Claude Mézières (Valérian and Laureline), Benoît Sokal (Canardo), Catel&Bocquet (Kiki), Bastien Vivès (The Taste of Chlorine), comics guru Paul Gravett (1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die) to and more!

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