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.
As we are trying to make things in order in our billions of billions of archives, we just get our hands on a couple of books and posters done during the fifth Pierre Feuille Ciseaux (in Minneapolis, US, last year).
Those three last collective productions were released at the end of ten days of collaborative work between +20 creators : 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)…
Those very last items are now on sale on our online shop ; it shouldn’t stay this long before the very last copies will be sold, and we’re sorry for this awful agressive marketting method… 😉
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.”
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…
We’ll get some infos from our long-awaited deliveries pretty soon now (the book, the poster… the posterS, should we add !), but before that, here’s some news from our residents-cartoonists friends who, as it looks, really like the PFC5 residency.
As much as we did, probably ! (more…)