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

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 !).

PFC7 COMPO - FINAL WEB

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 !