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LA NOUVELLE BANDE DESSINÉE:
ÉMILE BRAVO & EMMANUEL GUIBERT


A new movement, La Nouvelle Bande Dessinée, has swept through French comics - the equivalent of La Nouvelle Vague in cinema - expanding their styles and subjects exponentially. Now two of its most dynamic members, both winners of Angoulême Essentials Awards, have their acclaimed graphic novels in English.

Émile Bravo draws My Mommy about a young son’s yearning for his vanished mother and brings historical relevance and pathos to Belgian classic Spirou.

Biographer Emmanuel Guibert chronicles one American G.I.‘s experiences in Alan’s War. In The Photographer he collaborates with photographer Didier Lefèvre to record his mission in Afghanistan with Doctors without Borders.

In conversation with Comica Festival director Paul Gravett. Followed by book signings. More…

Where: Nash Room, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 6.30pm to 8pm




Photos © Etienne Gilfillen

Organised in association with the 2009 International Bande Dessinée Society Conference. Supported by The University of Glasgow French & German Publications Series, Liverpool University Press, European Comic Art, Fanfare/Ponent Mon & First Second Books.

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"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"Britain's leading comic event..."
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"...a very special conversation between two incredible artists."
Chris Thompson

"...will be talked about by those who saw it for years to come."
Bart Beaty

"It's fun, it's informative, it's inspirational, and it's an absolute must-do."
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"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
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"It was a real learning experience."
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"I went in a casual fan, and came out an undisputed Kirbyphile."
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"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
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