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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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"Yet another fabulous evening."
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"Thank you, Paul Gravett, for another wonderful season of Comica!"
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"...one of the cultural highlights in London's graphic novel calendar."
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"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

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