Complètement à l’ouest / La Rochelle 2020.

English version soon.
Sur l’invitation de la Ville de La Rochelle il y a bientôt deux ans, et dans le cadre de leur dispositif P[art]cours, nous avons planché tou.te.s ensemble sur une articulation publique et pédagogique dans les quartiers ouest de La Rochelle, en partenariat avec des établissements scolaires, des centres sociaux, des bibliothèques, des médiathèques, des maisons de quartier, etc.

 

L’idée, c’est de prendre le temps de re-découvrir ces lieux de vie, de discuter avec tou.te.s leurs habitant.e.s qui se côtoient sans se connaître, de faire se croiser les regards sur le ter-ter : on évoque nos coins préférés, ce que cela nous évoque, le bon, le moins bon ; les endroits du quartier qu’on apprécie, les autres aussi ; les souvenirs, les bons moments, les aspirations, les anecdotes ; on retrace une cartographie de tous ces lieux, de nos lieux ; et au final, sans en avoir l’air, on fait de l’autobiographie par la bande : parce que l’endroit où l’on vit, c’est un peu nous aussi.

 

Plusieurs autrices et auteurs se succéderont pour aller à la rencontre des jeunes (et des moins jeunes) qui leur serviront de guides : qui mieux que les habitants pour nous aider à comprendre les lieux, à nous autres qui débarquons ?

 

On a pris du retard pour en parler parce qu’on est un peu noyés sous dix mille projet du même ordre, mais nous y voilà : après une première visite auprès de quelques-uns des différents publics concernés en novembre dernier, nous avons retrouvé les jeunes de Mireuil et de Port-Neuf la semaine dernière, pour la première partie de “Complètement à l’ouest“.
Pour cette première semaine de repérage, de visites, de premiers élans dessinés et de pizzas maison avec les jeunes, c’était Pierre Ferrero et Renaud Thomas qui s’y collaient.

 

 

 

[Complètement à l'ouest - repérage à Port-Neuf, février 2020]
[Complètement à l’ouest – repérage à Port-Neuf, février 2020]

 

On reviendra prochainement sur le déroulement de l’action, mais avant ça, on vous invite, ami.e.s rochelais.es, à faire une croix sur vos agendas le samedi 8 mai 2020, le temps d’une grande restitution imaginée pour ponctuer “Complètement à l’ouest“. Un grand rendez-vous ouvert à toutes et à tous, avec une exposition des travaux réalisés, des rencontres avec les autrices et auteurs, des ateliers, de la sérigraphie en live (avec l’atelier Serre-Joint), des conférences, des libraires ami.e.s (Le Serpent d’Étoiles et Les Rebelles Ordinaires), et bien d’autres surprises !
Le tout dans la toute nouvelle Maison des Écritures, au coeur du Parc Frank Delmas : soit aux portes des quartiers ouest !
A très bientôt pour le programme complet.

Et en attendant, merci au Centre Socio-Culturel Le Pertuis 🍕, à La Maison de Quartier de Port-Neuf 🍍, au Collège Pierre Mendès France, à la Maison des Écritures de La Rochelle, aux Services Culturels de la Ville de La Rochelle, à la Fondation Fier de nos quartiers.

 

 

 

 

Complètement à l'ouest - visuel

What PFC#7 was all about (in 876543789 pics).

PFC#7 is over.
It was a crazy one indeed, complete with incredible productions, fantastic artwork, great collective visual cacophony, and absolutely delightful artists totally involved into the project : thanks again to each of them.
And thanks to all the people who found their way in the Espace Franquin labyrinth and who found us at some point !
More soon to come : some PFC#7 productions (silkscreened accordion books ; tons of various xeroxed minis ; etc) on our online boutique in the days to come ; some great feedbacks here or there ; and probably more (and before that, you can check all the posts done during PFC#7 online here and also here for plenty of pics and vids on instagram)

(pics are courtesy of the artists and the ChiFouMi gang)

And here goes a short list of some of the main ChiFouMi rendez-vous during the Festival…

Thursday, January 30th 2020 :
– 2:00-2:45 pm : What happened ? A guided tour of the PFC#7 exhibition.
Come and have a guided tour, with explanations from the authors who were part of the collective residency PFC#7, with Benjamin Adam, Julianna Hyrri, Joanna Lorho, and more…
– 5:00-6:00 pm : What is Pierre Feuille Ciseaux ?
Short films and blababla to know more about the project ; release of the PFC#7 accordion book project, done in one week with all the PFC#7 artists… full color, limited run, don’t sleep !
+ all day : Ephemeral bookstore • Exhibition(s) of the works done during the residency week.
 

Friday, January 31st 2020 :
– 3:00-3:45 pm : What happened ? A guided tour of the PFC#7 exhibition.
Come and have a guided tour, with explanations from the authors who were part of the collective residency PFC#7, with Alex Baladi, Matthias Lehmann, Violaine Leroy and more.
– 5:00 pm : lecture with Aisha Franz.
Aisha Franz is an international karaoke champion and will do a lecture of her recent work.
– 6:00-7:00 pm : lecture from Charles Burns.
A moment to enjoy the north-american cartoonist who was part of PFC for the second time.
+ all day : Ephemeral bookstore • Exhibition(s) of the works done during the residency week.
 

Saturday, February 1st 2020 :
– 11:00-11:45 am : What happened ? A guided tour of the PFC#7 exhibition.
Come and have a guided tour, with explanations from the authors who were part of the collective residency PFC#7.
– 2:00-3:00 pm : a talk with Xavier Guilbert (du9.org) about the PFC experience.
– 5:30-6:30 pm : lecture with Lale Westvind.
The frisky cartoonist from Philly will share a moment with us. Two parts, tons of fun.
– 6:30-7:00 pm : Joanna Lorho in concert.
Set of angry love songs, courtesy of the cartoonist/musician/animator/radio animator.
– 7:15-8:00 pm : Zak Sally in concert.
The cartoonist and publisher, former bass player in Low, ChiFouMi US counterpart, will build a pocket wall of sound.
+ all day : Ephemeral bookstore • Exhibition(s) of the works done during the residency week.
 

Sunday, February 2nd 2020 :
– 10:00-10:45 Am : What happened ? A guided tour of the PFC#7 exhibition.
Come and have a guided tour, with explanations from the authors who were part of the collective residency PFC#7, with Charles Burns, Joanna Lorho, Juliette Mancini and more…
– 3:00-4:00 pm : What is Pierre Feuille Ciseaux ?
Short films and blababla to know more about the project.
+ all day : Ephemeral bookstore • Exhibition(s) of the works done during the residency week.

PFC#7, Antipasti

PFC#7, sweet sunday…

 

Joe

Juliana

Alex (and yes, “ressacs” are back…:-) )

Matthias and Charles

Zak and Juliana

Zak (Thank you Pierre for your guitar <3)

Violaine

PFC#7, screen printers work hard as well

Some pictures of the first collective project, it’s being printed at L’atelier Le Bouc in Angoulême where Geoffrey Grimal welcomes Renaud Thomas (and his beautiful apron). Looking forward to seeing it!

 

PFC#7, serious atmosphere…or not?

 

Juliette

Aisha, Benjamin, Juliette and Violaine

Joanna

Aisha and Benjamin

Charles

 

“Ware-wolf” party (the villagers loose every time…)

“Charles Heads” and “puzzle-poster” projects

It’s sunny  😉 , we’re happy…

PFC#7, day one.

We come closer to the end of the very first day and of the very first collaborative project : a 40 pages, 2 colors silkscreen printed accordion book, launched by our precious and old friend Renaud Thomas, with help from our precious and old friend Jaime Willems, produced between Le Grand Jeu where’s PFC#7 is happening at the moment and L’atelier Le Bouc in Angoulême.
At this very moment, we draw, we ink, we scan, we cut, we colorise, we work hard on the first project done made in PFC#7.

PFC7 leporello production 4
First step : each guest resident did a single color drawing. Later, this drawing is colorised by some other author.

PFC7 leporello production 3
Jaime and Renaud in full action : scan, cleaning, correctin, resize, lay out of the book.

PFC7 leporello production 2
Then, a double spread is slotted between two drawings. This new double page introduce the narrative notion within the project, connecting two drawings from two different cartoonists. Even more, it’s the result of a collaboration between two authors… The final version looks like a narrative suite looking like : page 1 : [author A] ; pages 2 & 3 : [authors A & B] ; page 4 : [author B] ; pages 5 & 6 : [authors B et C] ; page 7 : [author C] ; etc.
Above : double spread courtesy of Aisha Franz and Juliana Hyrri.
Bottom : double spread from Charles Burns and Matthias Lehmann (each of them pencilled a drawing on a side of the double page, then inked one’s other ; and vice-versa).

PFC7 leporello production 1
Thursday, 11:50pm, first day : 39 pages, soon at the Pierre Feuille Ciseaux #7 art show within the FIBD.

It’s happening.

PFC7 première heure

More on the french version.

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Davodeau cave Fraternelle Saint-Claude

PFC#7 in sight !

More infos soon about the soon-to-happen PFC#7 which will happen next january during the Festival International de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême (thansk again for the invitation and the confidence !).

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More details very soon but save the dates for the PFC#7 show (complete with exhibitions, gatherings, lectures, concerts, workshops among many other things) from january 30th to february 2nd, 2020, at “L’Espace Franquin”, Place Saint-Martial, in good’ol’ Angoulême !

Meantime, all this will be once again discussed both on this site and on social networks in real time, where we will try to share as precisely as possible the outcomes of this new experiment.

Here is the list of guest residents for this 7th Pierre Feuille Ciseaux edition :
Benjamin Adam (France)
David Amram (France)
Alex Baladi (Swiss)
Charles Burns (USA)
Aisha Franz (Germany)
Juliana Hyrri (Finland)
Joe Kessler (UK)
Matthias Lehmann (France)
Violaine Leroy (France)
Joanna Lorho (France)
Juliette Mancini (France)
Zak Sally (USA)
Lale Westvind (USA)

ChiFouMi would like to thanks the artistic direction and the whole team at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, and all our numerous partners who helped us to provide this new PFC.
More soon !

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Show “Les Couloirs Aériens, october 30th to december 2nd à la Médiathèque Le Dôme à Saint-Claude
+
A talk with Christophe Hermenier, Joub et Étienne Davodeau, @ Café de la Fraternelle de la Saint-Claude november 7th.

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Weekend with ChiFouMi / saturday 9th > sunday 10th november 2019 / L’entrepot Besançon

Please check the french version for more infos about this note.

Another comics event in eastern France !
Workshops, screenings, talks, ephemeral bookstore… Stay tuned !

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L’Enfer festival ! 13<15/09/2019

Super happy to announce that we’ll be part of the next L’Enfer Festival in Nancy this mid-september.
A great festival courtesy of a bunch of nice people !

L'Enfer - Nancy, septembre 2019

PFC#6 : The PFC#6 book is out now.

Hip hip hooray! Once again and this time at the invitation of the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the great meeting of collective creation orchestrated by the ChiFouMi association took place on the occasion of its 46th edition in january 2019.
For a whole week, 16 creators explored the gigantic territory of contemporary comics. Whether known or less known, coming from Germany, Belgium, France, Israel, Switzerland, Thailand, the USA, their own approach of what comics can be has made us want to invite them to work and to experiment together in a place right next to Angoulême, where we are convinced emulation will materialize.

PFC#6 BOOK - cover

And once again, some magic happened : in a very few days, we managed to get a small run of books that attest of this very energy. All the PFC#6 residents collaborated on this new collective book.
It’s done on “under creative constraints” to say the least, but we’ll let you check about the process in the explanation within the book (or on our website for more informations).

It’s a 100 pages printed in full color, A5 size, square spine, and comes with some PFC#6 giant postcards, too.
Through the pages : 66 pages of a long and complete comics exercise including all of the 16 PFC#6 cartoonists + somes pics from the residency + some explanations about the thing that you read + various stuff, too.

And who did that ? Tara Booth (USA), Tuna Dunn (Thailand), Jul Gordon (Germany), Anna Haifisch (Germany), Keren Katz (Israël), Yannis La Macchia (Swiss), Jean-Christophe Menu (France), Anders Nilsen (USA), Delphine Panique (France), Laura Park (USA), Benoît Preteseille (France), Simon Roussin (France), Samplerman (France), Jessica Seamans (USA), Mathilde Van Gheluwe (Belgium) and Noah Van Sciver (USA).

500 copies of this crazy collaborative long story based on some ChiFouMi classic narrative deconstruction method. And then, it’s gone. In fact, we sold plenty of those during the Festival so : don’t sleep on this one and click here for more infos on the ChiFouMi webstore !

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PFC#6 : Crazy rythm… until dawn!!

Last night, all the team (authors, chifoumists and interns…) worked hard and very late to finish the book file to be sent to the printer early this morning.

Awesome lettering by Laura!

On ChiFouMi side, monday was also the first installation day for the exhibition to come at the Paper Museum.

ROLL THE DICE… at the same time, this past few days other narrative exercices were created by the authors. Crazy working rythm, I’m telling you!

 

PFC#6 : Even on sunday…

On sunday, early morning, the authors joined the students from Nicolas Verstappen’s workshop at the EESI (European Image School) to work on some exercices and have a little chit chat all together.

Nicolas explaining different experimentations done during the previous days.

38 people, 1 exercice, the loop.

One of the exercices proposed by Nicolas coming from a work he did with his design and architecture students at Chulalongkorn University (Thaïland) : some beautiful settings ready to be filled with several stories and timelines.

With colours, in black and white, or abstract… there is talent!

 

PFC#6 : second step for the Loop exercice.

Since yesterday, the second step of  the Loop is on. Each one has to produce 3 pages connecting the previous propositions from 2 others authors.