Strip show

The inaugural BD & Comics Passion long weekend, which will be held next month, appears to have accomplished a tricky balancing act by managing to appeal to both the graphic novel geek squad and those who don’t know their Hergés from their Incredible Hulks.

from Bastien Vivès The Taste of Chlorine
from Bastien Vivès The Taste of Chlorine

Hosted by London’s Institut Francais, the festival will feature talks, signings and live drawing events from comic creators from all over the world.

Alice In Sunderland by Bryan Talbot
Alice In Sunderland by Bryan Talbot

Highlights will include a talk from cult author China Miéville, a head-to-head between Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons and Valérian illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières and a film by artist Moebius.

Grandville by Bryan Talbot
Grandville by Bryan Talbot

And for the less comically-savant, there’s a screening of the 12 Trials of Asterix, a lecture by Time Traveller’s Wife author Audrey Niffenegger and a ‘very, very kitsch’ fancy dress screening of Barbarella.

more from Bastien Vivès The Taste of Chlorine
more from Bastien Vivès The Taste of Chlorine

Featuring comic book creators from Britain, France, Belgium and the US, the event promises to ‘explore accepted ideas about the genre’.

BD (Bande Dessinée) & Comics Passion is at The Institut Francais, London SW7 from 7-9 October. For more information visit www.institut-francais.org.uk/bdandcomicspassion

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  • SAD November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Interesting. How can I find out more informaion etc? Is there a website?

  • Stephen Davids November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    How do I find our more informatinm about the show? is there a website?

    Thanks
    SAD.

  • Escortse November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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