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…)… (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : the book procedure.

The booklet which is the leitmotiv of this collective creation week is based on a recent proposal by ChiFouMi.
The exercise called “La Boucle” (the loop) has already been explored in Central Vapeur or at the fesival of comics in BD à Bastia. It is based on the basic idea of an exquisite corpse to which specific contraints are added. These contraints have been slightly altered to turn this proposal into something achievable during our short residency. (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : how we draw here.

Weird gestures, stranges moves, unexpected positions.
The cartoonists never stop drawing. (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : the morning test print.

Early on this thursday morning, it was test print time !
The silkscreeners worked all night long and the 36 pages booklet begins to take shapes… (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : the cover-making machine in full effect.

A few hours ago, we forgot a second about drawing and inking and all these kind of usual stuff that we saw here on a regular basis, and let the good people from the printshop produce what will be become the embossed, perforated, printed cover of the main little book.
Laura and Lucas at the handles ! (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : a new square exercise.

The following exercise is a variation of the “Square Square Square Square” exercise appeared during Pierre Feuille Ciseaux, one occurrence of which even became a beautiful book published by Polystyrene Editions.
Four authors participated in the example shown below, for which new constraints have been added: this is not the final form but you can get an idea below… (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : Poseidon comes to Saint-Claude.

And now, surprise!
This was not originally planned but we could not refuse such a proposal: the definitely very nice Anders Nilsen kindly offered us a reading a few chapters of his book “Rage of Poseidon”, which is not translated in French yet, but available from the publisher Drawn & Quarterly English since a bit more than a year. (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : the ephemeral bookstore is slowly happening…

We have settled a small book store which should delight people that will show up during the week-end of restitution : fanzines, books from the alternative circuit and micro-publishing… There will be something for everyone, we’ll do our best! (see the full program here) Once again, we thank our colleagues at Zadig bookstore in St-Claude and Mine de Rien bookstore in Besançon for their help. (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie, that’s also quite a lot of sugar.

English version is on its way !

ChiFouMi & Cie : the printshop !

Before the beginning of the residency, we had already started to work on what would be one of the final printed objects.

To achieve this, Sandra (the head of the printing workshop of la Maison du Peuple de St-Claude) has been interacting with Renaud Thomas who, among the authors, seemed the best to settle the framework to be used in this session. (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie : here we go !

Between Sunday night and Monday morning, our team of authors has arrived in Jura heights.

After spotting the place they will live in for 8 days with the Chifoumi team, Benoît Preteseille, Pierre Ferrero, Renaud Thomas, Emilie Plateau, LL de Mars, Anders Nilsen and Terhi Ekebhom (more…)

ChiFouMi & Cie, H-24 !

English version is on its way !

After ChiFouMi & Cie #1 : Pierre Ferrero & Anders Nilsen at the Mine de Rien bookstore, Besançon.

Another meeting in Besançon, just after CHIFOUMI & CIE : Pierre Ferrero (from Lyon, France) and Anders Nilsen (Minneapolis, USA).
July, 29th, 6-8pm. (more…)

CHiFouMi & Cie : Arbitraire, Mathias Martin & Wonderpress

More infos on the french side !
Make some noise if you need some english translation…  😉

CHIFOUMI & CIE : summer camp 2014

CHIFOUMI & CIE : collective exploration of the contemporary comics.

Creative workshop/residency from monday 21st to friday, 25th.
Public opening and collective workshops with the audience on friday 25th, saturday, 26th and sunday, 27th.
La fraternelle • Maison du peuple de Saint-Claude

ChiFouMi & Cie : carpooling

Got a car ? Need a ride ? (more…)