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. 🙂
The massive-giant-huge Paper Is Not Dead #2 art show is open to the public ! This event is happening mainly at LeMusée des Maisons Comtoises de Nancray until july 3rd. Featuring the works from : Julie Doucet (Canada), Karrie Fransman (UK), Florian Huet (France), Anders Nienstaedt (USA), Nylso (France), Zak Sally (USA), Schoolhaus collective (USA).
Paper Is Not Dead 2
their website : here. their facebook page : here.
Alvin Buenaventura was one of the most exciting publishers in the very field we like to dig in.
He leaves plenty of people with an infinite sadness but also a whole, full range of incredible books, could it be through the various and great ones he published within his Buenaventura Press inprint, or through his new printing adventure, Pigeon Press.
He patiently shared with us the artwork of such talents as Gary Panter, Daniel Clowes, Julie Doucet, Chris Ware, Matt Furie, Johnny Ryan, Phil Elverum, Vanessa Davis, Paul Hornschemeier, Anders Nilsen, Lisa Hanawalt, Adrian Tomine, Helge Reumann & Xavier Robel, Tom Gauld, Ron Rege Jr and so on, and of course the production of such unforgettable books as (amongst others !) the #7 of Sammy Harkham’s Kramer’s Ergot anthology back in the days, or the very very last Daniel Clowes or Charles Burns productions… Just a few examples…
At ChiFouMi, there’s plenty, plenty of the people we worked/work with told us how great he was as a publisher, as an influence. And for the very few times we shared with him, he left us with the impression that he was just an extra nice guy, too.
Thanks for the books, thanks for the art, thanks for all, Alvin.
We’ll miss you.