The Fauve d’Or was awarded to the film “The Color of Things”.
Unprecedented in twenty years, the same publisher, moreover, independently won the Fauve d’Or for the best album of the Angoulême Festival. A year after moving away Listen, beautiful MarciaCha et là by Marcello Quintanilha, the publisher who holds the record for nominations in the official selection this year, doubled the stakes by winning the prestigious trophy for this year. Color of things By Martin Panchaud from Switzerland and audience award Naphthalene Sole Otero from Argentina. Two albums among La Croix’s favorites for this 50th edition.
The first is an unusual graphic novel with an undeniable formal audacity, as the characters, embodied in small circles, evolve in overhead sets reminiscent of video game staging. The dialogues written around the illustrations feel great as titles. And it is important, because their role has increased tenfold compared to the classic comic strip, to give life to these circles of color.
It was rejected by all publishers
The story? The disappearance of his father and the violent aggression of his mother lead a 14-year-old boy to pocket his fortune just playing a race. We’re surprised that this darkly humorous melodrama with a gallery has ruined us. the losers pathetic, enough to forget that they are circles running through the pages…
Rejected by all French-language publishers, Martin Panchaud’s album became the subject of the first publication in Germany, where publications here and there were excluded from the rule of publishing only non-French authors and agreed to it. Since then, this independent publisher has done very well Color of things won several awards (especially from ACBD critics) and rave reviews from booksellers (16,000 copies sold since last September).
Major graduations: major publishers
The Audience Award is gone Naphthalene, by Sole Otero, a fascinating Argentinian family fresco in which characters with disproportionate bodies seem to struggle with the weight of the past. The grandmother of a young woman who takes over her grandmother’s apartment after her death and pulls the strings of her tormented existence.
Fauve of the series returns to the troubled manga about the toxic relationship between a mother and her son. Blood relation, by Shuzo Oshimi (Ki-oon). The festival also presented honorary trophies to visiting great mangakas, horror master Junji Ito, thriller veteran Ryoichi Ikegami, and phenomenon creator Hajime Isayama. Attack of the Titans (110 million albums sold), to full houses during his masterclasses.
Absent from this list are major publishers, and notably Casterman, the publisher of Jean-Marc Rochet’s latest album, Bastien Vives. the last queenwas among the favorites.
Winners of the 50th edition of the Angoulême Festival
FAUVE D’OR – AWARD FOR THE BEST ALBUM
Color of thingsMartin Panchaud, Here and There
SPECIAL JURY FAUVE
animatorAnouk Ricard, Exemplary Publications
THE FAWN SERIES
Blood ties T.11Shuzo Oshimi – Translated by Sébastien Ludmann, Ki-oon
THE FAUVE DISCLOSURE
A tree frog in autumn (and more…), Linnea Sterte – Translated by Astrid Boitel, Les Éditions de la Cerise
FUVES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
LetterXimo Abadía – Translated by Anne Calmels and David Schalvelzon, Éditions La Joie de lire
FAUVE – FRENCH TELEVISION AUDIENCE AWARD
NaphthaleneSole Otero – Translation Éloïse de la Maison, Here and There
stone flowersHisashi Sakaguchi – Translated by Ilan Nguyen, Revival
Under the sunAna Peñas – Translated by Benoît Mitaine, Actes Sud L’An 2
The Long Walk of the TurksLéonie Bischoff – Bathleen Carr, Rue de Sèvres
YOUTH GRAND JURY FAUVE SPECIAL
All princesses die after midnightQuentin Zuttion, Lombard
FAUVE POLAR SNCF
Hound DogNicolas Pegon, Denoel Graphic
RENÉ GOSCINNY AWARD – BEST SCREEN
Ghosts of the Past MachinaThierry Smolderen, painting by Jorge Gonzalez, Dargaud
RENÉ GOSCINNY AWARD – Young Screenplay Award
LeatherMieke Versyp, Here and There
JOYS OF HONOR
50’S SPECIAL FAVORITEe Editing
ECUMENICAL JURY AWARD
Sakura springby Marie Jaffredo (West Winds)
CHRISTIAN COMICS JURY AWARD
Matteo Ricci – In the Forbidden CityBy Jean Dufoux and Martin Jamar, Dargaud