Our exhibition Alan Cope, un américain sur l’île de Ré started with an opening those last days at the Musée Ernest Cognacq in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, of course with Emmanuel Guibert around, who came with his usual amount of generosity.
“Nous sommes les gens de qui nous parlons” is a large year-long celebration of Emmanuel Guibert’s work, complete with many exhibitions, workshops, meets, talks, concerts and many surprises to come from september 2017 to june 2018 on the little Île de Ré, where he met Alan Cope (who’s at the very middle several books that Emmanuel did) in 1994.
“Bang Bang You’re Dead !” is a collaborative, experimental short comics, done under several constraints, composed (script & page layouts) by Bigbell, Build, First, Fon, Pec, Pretty, Tan & Vicky, Thai students of the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) and with original art by European cartoonists Pierre Alary, Joseph Falzon & Sacha Goerg, under some Cover art by Note Piruck.
Each numbered comics (300 copies) is a 36 pages greyscale printed comics, and it also comes with a free postcard by Tamia Baudouin.
“Bang Bang You’re Dead !” is a short collective project done under the responsability of our fellow chifoumist partner at From Dusk Till Drawn, Nicolas Verstappen, who’s also a lecturer in the International Program of Strategic Communication Management at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand).
Because most of the time when it comes to international experimental under constraints comics, ChiFouMi is always happy to be around, we’re happy to provide you this first collective shot from our Thai friends out there as a partner in this adventure : this comics is now available on the ChiFouMi online store just right here.
Last week, we chifoumists spent a day at Emmanuel Guibert‘s place, working on some pretty big event scheduled for this september on the “Île de Ré” territory.
Wait, what ? Who ? Where ?
Well : before telling you everything about this, we cannot not share a very few pictures of what we found out in the numerous notebooks he got in his studio (especially : specifically the Alan Cope years, damn !)
Another great moment with our old friend Zak Sally, who spent a couple of days around here those last days, so we took him for a ride to Nantes : a public talk, some short collective creation moments, and a little solo gig of him, courtesy or all our friends at Jet FM, Trempolino and Maison Fumetti. Here you can hear a complete podcast of the talk and concert, courtesy of Jet FM.
Thanks to everyone involved ; full list on the french version of this note 😉
As we are trying to make things in order in our billions of billions of archives, we just get our hands on a couple of books and posters done during the fifth Pierre Feuille Ciseaux (in Minneapolis, US, last year).
Those three last collective productions were released at the end of ten days of collaborative work between +20 creators : Josh Bayer (USA), Gabrielle Bell (USA), Marc Bell (CAN), Charles Burns (USA), Rachel Deville (FR), Ines Estrada (MEX), Edie Fake (USA), Pierre Ferrero (FR), Dominique Goblet (BE), Sammy Harkham (USA), Aidan Koch (USA), Antoine Marchalot (FR), Pascal Matthey (CH), Jean-Christophe Menu (FR), Anders Nilsen (USA), Nylso (FR), Laura Park (USA), Helge Reumann (CH), Zak Sally (USA), Jillian Tamaki (CAN)…
Those very last items are now on sale on our online shop ; it shouldn’t stay this long before the very last copies will be sold, and we’re sorry for this awful agressive marketting method… 😉
Another fanzine workshop, another festival.
Thanks to all the people involved into Les Rendez-vous du Livre 2016, which happened last week on the Île de Ré, in various locations. Thanks also to Pierre Ferrero for another great zine factory session !
ChiFouMi is part of a local event this month (october 2016). What’s it’s all about ? Books, books, books, and humor in books, with various infra-events scheduled including some zine sessions with our friend Pierre Ferrero, and a few others moments we’ll share with you once it will be done…
On a very regular basis, those super nice folks at du9.org give us some news of the great moments we all lived all together by the past, during our Pierre Feuille Ciseaux (“PFC”) classic events.
This very week, du9 share with us some long interview with Aidan Koch, who was part of the PFC5 residency in Minneapolis during the 2015 summer. Aidan is a brilliant artist who is using comics (and not only) to express herself and tell things with a real refreshing and very unique twist. As Xavier Guilbert says :
“With one foot in comics and the other in contemporary art, Aidan Koch is definitely a polymorphic artist who draws, sculpts, works on fabric, publishes littles books and makes installations. In every one of her projects, she works with fragile things, connects fragments, suggests impressions — building with every stroke a narrative that is both elegant and cristalline.”
Please consider checking Candice Coxypy’s log book, and here’s a few last things from our week in Rennes for the very first Spéléographies Lab :
La setlist de notre nouveau groupe préféré.
The Choolers font le show.
Quelques vues de la revue collective.
Samedi soir, très très tard, Laetitia Sheriff et Morvandiau alignent leurs montres pour demain matin.
Le Jeu du Dessin de Mr Pimpant, franc succès !
La magnifique expo Julie Doucet est toujours en place.
Séance de faconnage.
La couverture de la revue issue du Labo, coordonné par Sébastien Lumineau.
Impression de la pochette du CD de Smell Of Taylor, groupe créé la veille.
“U(C)RSS” par Sébastien Lumineau, sérigraphie prolétaire au gros scotch.
Il n’y pas tout !
Il en manque tellement !
C’est aussi ça, la fin d’un laboratoire expérimental avec autant de talents concentrés dans le même endroit : la frustration de ne pouvoir suivre tout ce qui s’y trame, et la certitude permanente de rater des tonnes de trucs…
Merci aux auteurs, aux contributeurs, aux bénévoles de Spéléo, aux gens croisés dans les couloirs du chouette Hôtel Pasteur, à tous les visiteurs des nombreux rendez-vous publics… Merci à tout le monde, sauf à Patou Le Baqueux, quoi.
Merci Spéléographies !
A quand vous voulez. 🙂