Near Angoulême, France and just before the FIBD 2020 starts, all the creators/cartoonists/artists/authors that were part of the Pierre Feuille Ciseaux #7 collective residency organised by Association ChiFouMi worked hard on plenty, plenty of graphic/narrative projects.
While most of it was sticking with the comics deconstruction (as you can check here on this very website), some others “tried” many weird roads to improve their skills as much as their own selves.
So, here’s “Dignac Yolo 2.0”, a very short video project that could be considered as some hysterical-but-totally-tired result of hours of fun, decompress-stage for the 13 authors that gave everything during those 8 hectic days, including cutting up crazy cars with cardboard, glu and magic markers. It’s still a narrative collective effort, made mostly by cartoonists that never experimented such a thing (“images that moves !”), but you’ll be able to feel/see by yourselves how much it was time to HAVE FUN, whatever the result.
BUT because all those people are beautiful people, they managed to push things forward even with it was supposed to be fun and quick : simply said, they were the best.
“Dignac Yolo 2.0”, France, 2020, by : 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).
Done in january 2020 at Le Grand Jeu, Dignac, as part of PFC#7/Pierre Feuille Ciseaux #7, within the 2020 Angoulême international Comics Festival.
Thanks to all the creators and racing drivers involved.
™ & ® association ChiFouMi / all PFC#7 residents (see list above).
ChiFouMi got some strong love for Minneapolis since importants bits of our little story is directly linked to this city.
To the people we met there, to those who made ChiFouMi-related things happened there, for the energy we get there, and for the strong and vivid memories we share from there.
Right now we think about Zak, Kevin, Jaime, Mandie, Barb, Dan, Bart, Jenny, Jordan, Caitlin, Jack, Peter, Noah, Raighne, Maggie, Tom, etc, all at MCAD and Autoptic, and to all the other people there, dealing also with their legitimate anger, their deep disgust, their sadness too.
His name was George Floyd.
(Dessin de Minneapolis signé Helge Reumann, à l’occasion de PFC#5 en 2015)
❌❌❌ All our programmation as scheduled for the weeks and months to come are postponed to the next season for obvious reasons. As soon as we’ll be able to give more informations about our next schedule -the soooner, the better-, of course we’ll let your know. All the ChiFouMi team is wishing you to get out of those messy times without the fewer damage possible so : take care of yourself, and more soon ! ❌❌❌
(extract from “Krazy Kat” by George Herriman, published by Fantagraphics)
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)
La salle de travail
Quelques-uns des objets imprimés à l'issue de la résidence PFC#7.
Visite guidée, ici avec l'autrice Juliette Mancini, en sortie de PFC#7.
Une présentation de Charles Burns, en sortie de PFC#7.
PFC#7 Dignac YoLo 2.0, un chantier de dernière minute (en stop-motion) : Alex Baladi, Matthias Lehmann...
Quelques réalisation issues de PFC#7.
PFC#7 who's who ?
Jaime Willems et Renaud Thomas à l'œuvre.
De l'expérience infra-narrative en veux-tu en voilà.
PFC#7 un récap des travaux en cours.
PFC#7 Jaime et June
Installation de l'exposition de restitution PFC#7.
Une trouvaille dont Alex Baladi a le secret.
Visite guidée avec l'auteur Matthias Lehmann et l'autrice Violaine Leroy (juste derrière).
Visite guidée avec les auteurs et autrices Violaine Leroy et Alex Baladi.
L'un des nombreux posters réalisés durant PFC#7.
Félicitations à notre auteur résident Joe Kessler pour son prix !