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TED BENOIT & EMMANUEL GUIBERT:
THE BEST OF BANDE DESSINÉE



A rare opportunity to encounter two of France’s leading contemporary graphic novelists, now being translated into English.

Ted Benoit is one of the greatest exemplars of the “Ligne Claire” and illustrates new tales of Blake and Mortimer, Edgar P. Jacobs’ thoroughly British detectives, written by Jean Van Hamme.

Emmanuel Guibert collaborates with Joann Sfar on space pirate Sardine in Space and mummified romantic comedy The Professor’s Daughter and specialises in deeply touching memoirs such as Alan’s War, recounting an American soldier’s life, and The Photographer, about Didier Lefèvre’s reportage on the Afghanistan war.

The artists will be interviewed by Ann Miller, author of Reading Bande Dessinée, and Paul Gravett, director of the Comica festival, and will sign their books afterwards.

In association with Cinebook and First Second Books.

Tickets: £3, £2 concs.
Where: The French Institute, South Kensington, London
When: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 7.30 to 9pm

EVENT REVIEWS:

“Guibert turned out to be a captivating speaker.”
Sarah McIntyre

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"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...fascinating..."
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Matthew Rees

"...vastly informative and entertaining."
Kevin Fitzsimmons

"It was definitely worth the trip."
Garen Ewing

"...far and away the best place to find a serious and eclectic showcase of world comics fare."
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"...another very successful event providing a wonderful voyage into the world of graphic literature."
Dominique Le Duc

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
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