Meanwhile in Angoulême Nicolas Verstappen runs a workshop at the EESI (European Image School). 20 international students are experimenting several exercices from OubaPo, Nick Sousanis’ “Grids and Gestures” experiment or 60′ comics. It rocks!
During the week, there will be several shared moment between the PFC#6 authors and the awesome team of students there : Adèle Mesones et Margaux Peron (EESI, Angoulême, France) ; Nicharee Sawartsoot et Sasi Tanyanurak (Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, Thailand) ; Quentin Bohuon et Irina Lisacheva (HEAR, Strasbourg, France) ; Dragana Radanović, Dido Drachman et Eva Lynen (LUCA, Bruxelles, Belgique) ; Nina Six et Léo Gillet (ERG, Bruxelles, Belgique) ; Ulrike Marais et Neeske Alexander (University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa) ; Elísabet Rún Þorsteinsdóttir et Björn Heimir Önundarson (School of Visual Art, Reykjavík, Iceland) ; Tommi Ollikainen, Terhi Adler et Juliana Hyrri (Aalto University, Aalto, Finland) ; Théo Remmlinger et Félix Ernoult (HEAD, Genève, Suisse).
Our friends from the Brussels editorial structure L’Employé du Moi are moving part of the beautiful exhibition they proposed on the occasion of Cultures Maison.
A portion of “Indie Americans” will therefore be coming to Toulouse: from Tuesday, the original plates of Melissa Mendes, Noah Van Sciver and Charles Forsman will be on display at the Ombres Blanches Bookstore and at Café L’Impro. A devernissage/dedication will take place on Tuesday 29 January 2019 in Toulouse, to close this chapter celebrating Franco-American-Belgian friendship. 🙂
If you don’t have the opportunity to meet Noah in Angouleme (he is invited to Pierre Feuille Ciseaux #6, as a reminder), it will be time to do so!
“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.
Last saturday was the inauguration of the brand new Passage Alan Cope in Saint-Martin-de-Ré, where Alan lived the last twenty-five years of his rich life.
Of course, Emmanuel Guibert was there, as was most of the nice Cope family ; Julia Dumoulin-Rulié and Christelle Rivalland from the Musée Ernest Cognacq ; Patrice Déchelette, mayor of Saint-Martin ; delegation from L’Association, publisher of the Alan books ; and so much more people we would like to thanks.
Une bonne partie de la famille Cope : trois générations présentes sur cette photo !
E. Guibert, J.Dumoulin-Rulié (Musée Ernest Cognacq), P. Déchelette (Maire de Saint-Martin), J. Misserey (ChiFouMi) et Y. Cope.
Emmanuel Guibert accompagné par la délégation de L’Association.
Merci aux nombreux coups de main précieux de nos amis rétais !
“Bang Bang You’re Dead !” is a collaborative, experimental short comics, done under several constraints, composed (script & page layouts) by Bigbell, Build, First, Fon, Pec, Pretty, Tan & Vicky, Thai students of the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) and with original art by European cartoonists Pierre Alary, Joseph Falzon & Sacha Goerg, under some Cover art by Note Piruck.
Each numbered comics (300 copies) is a 36 pages greyscale printed comics, and it also comes with a free postcard by Tamia Baudouin.
“Bang Bang You’re Dead !” is a short collective project done under the responsability of our fellow chifoumist partner at From Dusk Till Drawn, Nicolas Verstappen, who’s also a lecturer in the International Program of Strategic Communication Management at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand).
Because most of the time when it comes to international experimental under constraints comics, ChiFouMi is always happy to be around, we’re happy to provide you this first collective shot from our Thai friends out there as a partner in this adventure : this comics is now available on the ChiFouMi online store just right here.
Another great moment with our old friend Zak Sally, who spent a couple of days around here those last days, so we took him for a ride to Nantes : a public talk, some short collective creation moments, and a little solo gig of him, courtesy or all our friends at Jet FM, Trempolino and Maison Fumetti. Here you can hear a complete podcast of the talk and concert, courtesy of Jet FM.
Thanks to everyone involved ; full list on the french version of this note 😉
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 !
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.”
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.
Two weeks ago, we had the chance to get both creators Anders Nilsen and Marc Bell at the opening of our new exhibition in Besançon, “The Faceless Goat”.
In two different places, this art show is all about what was last summer’s residency that ChiFouMi organised with the precious help from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. And because this Pierre Feuille Ciseaux residency is about creation, we did our best ot show many of the various things hanging on the wall.
Hope you’ll like it !
La Chèvre Sans Visage (The Faceless Goat)
Collective exhibition post-PFC5 with the works of : 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)…
from january 21st to february 20th in two places :
• Ateliers Zone Art, cour du 37 rue Battant, Besançon.
• Médiathèque Pierre Bayle, 27 Rue de la République, Besançon.
Fourteen pages !
What an honour for ChiFouMi to get such a nice coverage in the very last issue of the french magazine Kaboom. Thanks to Stéphane Beaujean (editor in chief) and to his collaborators on this. We’re so proud to be in such company…