During this time, at the Ateliers Zone Art, in Besancon…

…on ouvre des cartons, on trie les bouquins, on déplace des étagères, on pointe les ouvrages, on trie les fanzines, on vérifie les prix, on repousse les murs et on a pas fini, car samedi, il faut que tout soit prêt pour l’ouverture de notre Petite Librairie Ephémère ! (more…)

The ChiFouMi small ephemeral bookstore poster.

Thanks again Pierre Ferrero for this wonderful poster we got for the next Small Ephemeral bookstore, from 2013, nov 30th to dec 24th ! (more…)

The ChiFouMi small ephemeral bookstore is back in Besançon

Another time, ChiFouMi brings back the indy production in our quiet town of Besançon, where’s more and more bookstores are closing each year. So we decide to once again offers the Ephemeral ChiFouMi Bookstore, thanks to our friends at the Ateliers Zone Art from saturday, november 30th to tuesday, december 24th.
Comics from the indy field, minis, zines, small press… But also a few talks/meetings and a few surprises to come ! (more…)

Thursday January 24th 2013: meeting with Anders Nilsen (“Big Questions”).

On this website, we have already spoken about Anders Nilsen, this American author who is dear to us in many respects, and who had been one of the residents of the third edition of Pierre Feuille Ciseaux before visiting Franche-Comté locals bookstores to promote his work, in 2011.

It is with a great pleasure that we will receive again Anders to Besançon, on Thursday, January 24th, 2013, at 8:00 pm, to the Ateliers Zone Art (yard of 37 Beating street), shortly before that he goes to the Angoulême International Festival to defend and present Big Questions, his book just appeared to The Association (and which is moreover a member of the official selection).

We shall make that during an evening of discussion, projection and reading.
To the program :
– Presentation of the author and his work, published in France or not,
– Projection commented by (translated) extracts of “Rage of Poseidon“, a self-published project (to a very few copies, what makes it an almost new rarity!),
– Presentation of “Big Questions”, his last work (see lower),
– Questions / answers with the public.

Big Question, d'Anders Nilsen (L'Association)
Big Question, Anders Nilsen (L’Association publisher)

We could spent many time to try to explain to you what motivates us to claim that Big Questions is one of the most beautiful, the strongest, the most moving books appeared these last years: if such was not our conviction, we would not have proposed this exhibition which was dedicated to him, during the same third edition of Pierre Feuille Ciseaux.
But try to summarize this book in some sentences turns out an exercise nastily hazardous, and systematically reducing … We could speak about leader a masterpiece of work to philosophico-metaphysical impact, about a fable humanist but filled with sparrows, we quote Beckett or Chestov, we also quote the big striking comic strips (Chris Ware, George Herriman) but finally, best is probably to have the work in hands, to seize it and to go through it, and to see if we agree to get lost there, to be allowed carry, or no … We hope in any case that you will come to discover this author during this expected coming.

To know more about “Big Questions”, if such seemed necessary to you :
– Interview with Anders Nilsen on du9.org (the very same interview here in english).
– Interview with Anders Nilsen on theartyshow.
– Always on du9.org, chronicles of “Big Questions“, “Don’t go where I can’t follow“, “Monologues for the coming plague“.

Anders, while the guided tours of the exhibition in 2011 during Pierre Feuille Ciseaux #3.

Anders Besancon 2013 A     

Ce Qui Nous Lie (“What Is Linking Us”) is over…

…but it is not a reason to hibernate !

First of all, we want to thank the authors, the publishers and all the stakeholders (without forgetting the generous volunteers !) who made of this exhibition a very successful event !

You were almost two thousands people to come to visit the exhibition « Ce Qui Nous Lie » and to be present at the events we organized around this one. Many of you told us that they enjoyed our work and we really want to thank you for this !

Now, here is the next meeting : from the 15 of November, at the Ateliers Zone Art, for the market of the local artisans, at 37 rue Battant, at Besançon.

Indeed, the association ChiFouMi will stand of Little Ephemary Bookstore with the selection of comics we love and defend by our actions : books from the independant publishing, the alternative publishing, the micro-publishing… We are impatient to suggest you our choices !

La Petite Librairie Ephémère ChiFouMi

Please to note too : many authors will come to show their work and their books.

The firt of these meetings will stand with Gilles Rochier, on the 22 of November at the Ateliers Zone Art. Please check our website to be informed of the next dates !
So… see ya !

CQNL rencontre Lucas Nancy
Meeting at local bookstore in Poligny “La Nouvelle Librairie Polinoise” with Nancy Peña and Lucas Varela.
CQNL projection dans la marge
The long night of short movies at the Kursaal – Cinéma de la Scène Nationale in Besançon.
CQNL panoramaTerhi Jonathan Ronald
Terhi Ekebom, Jonathan Larabie and Ronald Grandpey in the very middle of Besançon.
CQNL Guibert Sandales
One of the greatest moments in bookstores this year, with Emmanuel Guibert
CQNL Nancy Lucas panorama
Nancy Peña and the argentinian Lucas Varela dig Besançon !
CQNL Terhi 16
Terhi Ekebom (from Finland) on her mural painting in local restaurant Seize in Besançon.
Les auteurs et étudiants juste avant de démarrer les 24 heures de la bande dessinée !
Authors and students right before the very start of the 24hours comic book 2013 !
Gilles Rochier visite
French fav Gilles Rochier tells young students about his autobiographic work during the exhib.
Tanxxx Autodidacte
The one & only Tanxxx during her cutwood demo/meeting at the L’Autodidacte bookstore.
CQNL visite guidée
One of the many, many guided tours of the main collective exhibition, with June.
CQNL signature Daisuke
What is hiding behind each Daisuke Ichiba incredible drawings…
CQNL lires démontage
The dismantling, the books… The end !
CQNL les bénévoles et les cadres !
The ChiFouMists are dismantling and sort of tons of frames…