Paper Is Not Dead ! It started.

English translation is coming, but you can have a look to the pics on the french-speaking part !

 

Paper Is Not Dead ! Another exhibition in eastern France.

It’s time to spread the word again !
ChiFouMi was invited by Le Musée des Maisons Comtoises for some big collective exhibition with some quite specific thematic : paper -as a matter- in all its forms, and how artists play with it today.
There’s plenty of artists who’ll be part of this exhibition, and ChiFouMi tried to show a bit about the creativity and the crazy imagination that can appears here or there in our little contemporary sequential narrative process field…
We are proud to get brilliant original artwork from Florian Huet, LL de Mars and Benoît Preteseille, Emilie Plateau, Michel Hellman, Ruppert & Mulot, Margaux Duseigneur, Mandie Brasington, and Lilli Carré, and with crazy books from Editions Polystyrène or productions from our very own ChiFouMi collective.
 
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Pictures are on their way, as this little-collective-art-show-in-the-bigger-collective-art-show will be ready by the very beginning of september : Paper Is Not Dead is from 2014, september 6th to november 2nd, at Le Musée des Maisons Comtoises in Nancray, very near Besançon (their website is here and their facebook page is there).

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Much more informations on the french-speaking side of this page !

ChiFouMi & Cie : it’s over !

It was a crazy week indeed, full of good surprises and filled with emulation.
We’ll be back in the days to come with more details and probably a loooooong list of thanks, but as it’s already 3 days since the Saint-Claude extravanganza is over, it’s time to add the final point to this another ChiFouMi adventure in the crazy world of cartoonism.
More soon indeed, stay tuned for some more surprises real soon (including some informations about how to get hands on the brand new collective book that was released during the week…)…

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ChiFouMi & Cie : the print shop.

While the authors have made most of their work, the screen-printing workshop is abuzz since yesterday.
Two projects are being printed : the booklet (or Zine, proposed by Chifoumi), and the fanzine, at the initiative of the authors.

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The Zine cover has been printed, embossed, perforated and trimmed earlier this week.

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The dream screen-printing team : Mimi, Sandra, Lucas, Romaric.

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The authors’ works have been scanned and ‘cleaned’ before printing.

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Renaud Thomas, who has been supervising the printing process, writing down corrections before validation.

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Renaud and Sandra performing the corrections.

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And always last minute corrections…

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…everywhere.

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All the typons are carefully assembled together.

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Laura and Sandra make sure the colors are at the right place.

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The first of the four frames necessary to print the Zine being exposed.

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Precision, precision, precision !

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The exposition quality being controlled.

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Go! Mimi running the machine and Romaric, Laura and Beebee assisting.

The Zine is being printed since 8am this morning !

For the “other” fanzine, the same tasks and involvement are necessary to produce the 2 covers :

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Pierre Ferrero finishing his contribution to the fanzine cover.

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Benoît Preteseille too, with a brush and a light table.

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Guillaume preparing the typon for the first color of the fanzine cover.

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The screens are cleaned after exposition.

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Check and double-check : any defect at this stage would degrade all the issues.

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Guillaume and Romaric screen-printing the fanzine cover.

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Lucas, Mimi and Romaric in action.

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The first part of the cover…

Stay tuned !

ChiFouMi & Cie : where authors try and find inspiration in the wild…

Our man Mathieu offered to get a short visit of the nice place where we spend the week.
Oh, there were a bit of sunshine, too, which wasn’t bad neither.

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