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.

PFC#6 : Le Grand Jeu …

A funny yet cosy place…

“CHARENTAISES” (typical french sleepers) to keep us warm!!

Tunlaya’s birthday….

PFC#6 : The Loop, step 1

The first step is done…

Each author chose at least 1 character, 1 setting and 1 object among the elements selected before to create a short story in 4 pictures.












PFC#6 : Characters, objects and settings

Everyone has randomly chosen and then drawn a character, an object, and a setting. After that and among all these drawings, the group voted those that would finally be used for the Loop’s story.

Everyone draws what has been randomly picked


Three-legs girl with a butcher apron by Delphine (character proposed by Benoit?)

“the ex-lover of a world famous rock collector – loses their watch constantly” by Yannis (character proposed by Keren)


PFC #6 : The guests…(other round)



Jul and Noah (and a rabbit 😉 )




Roberto of “Le Grand Jeu”











PFC#6 : Launching “the Loop”

PFC #6 : the guests…

Yvan and Anna






Noah and Yvan


Keren, June, Marius and Benoit


Anders, June and Tunlaya


Laura and Tara


Coline, our fabulous cook.  “Fabuleux Frichti”

PFC#6 : Lions, Cats and Reindeers

A quick exercice created from animals appearing on the stove heating the room…


Unexpected inspiration, a lion from the pack of drawing paper!


Warm up… a first “boucle”, loop exercice.


Benoit lost… so did we!


PFC#6 : First collaborative exercises

Everyone’s got his/her favorite tools on the table… in few minutes the first “Loop” exercice starts showing on the walls…

Laura, Tara, Jessica, Jul, Noah and Yvan.


Anders, Tunlaya, Keren and Benoit.




PFC#6: Day One

First morning!!

Everyboby finds easily his own place, after a good night sleep and a nice breakfast (despite the jetlag). It’s time to explain the rules established by June, J-C Menu and Anders Nilsen during the last editions and reworked a little since (we’ll get back to this later… ).


Benoit, Yannis and Simon


Laura and the dog

(Who’s a goood boooy?!!… For authors’ emotional comfort: a dog and two cats are also bringing their full support to the team during this narrative quest.)

PFC#6 at the “Grand Jeu”, IT IS ON!

The 6th edition is ready to begin, almost every author arrived today at the “Grand Jeu” (the “big game”), our amazing residency place in Angoulême’s countryside.


“Le Grand Jeu” (“The Big game”), our atypical, cosy residency spot under the beautiful blue sky.


The work space, sunny, well organized… waiting…


Since monday night, the team, progressively builds itself. (Sailor sweaters are pretty fashionable here, as you can see…)


Near the fire place… (even better than home!)



Emmanuel Guibert exhibition in Angers

Expo Guibert Angers - visuel

Cultures Maison #8 – Brussels, 21/22/23 september 2018

cultures maison bruxelles 2018 visuel
Plenty of meetings, publishers, exhbitions, talks, concerts and so during the soon-to-come Cultures Maison festival ! For the 8th time, let’s go to Brussels, Belgium and among the tons of people to check, books to discover, rendez-vous to follow, please check the “Indie Americans” show, courtesy of both publishers L’Employé du Moi and Ça et Là.
Every details here on Cultures Maison website.

Let’s meet Tanx, Nicolas Moog and Gilles Rochier on saturday, may 26th in La Couarde and La Rochelle.


• on facebook, : here (click !).
• on facebook : there (click again!).

(Français) Nous sommes les gens de qui nous parlons : l’art d’Emmanuel Guibert • Partie 7 : Passage Alan Cope.

“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 subject of several books that Emmanuel did) in 1994.

passage alan cope - visuel

Paper is not dead #3 (Nancray, 25).


Paper Is Not Dead 3 - montage ChiFouMi

Paper Is Not Dead # 3 - visuel Musée Maisons Comtoises Nancray
Paper Is Not Dead #3, from 2018, april 1st to july 7th, Musée des Maisons Comtoises de Nancray, near Besançon ! Much more infos : heir website is here et their facebook page is here.

Emmanuel Guibert : le dessin comme écriture – exhibition FIBD Angoulême 2018

ChiFouMi is involved into the huge exhibition that will takes place at the Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême happening this month.
We hope to see you there to keep on celebrating this creator that we cherish !

E.Guibert FIBD expo 2018

Vaisseau Mœbius • Mezzanine Calvo from january 2018, 25th to 28th
Co-production : 9e Art+ / FIBD and l’Institut René Goscinny
Curators : Julien Misserey and Stéphane Beaujean

logos partenaires expo Guibert FIBD 2018