If I would be French, I wouldn't dare to write this blog entry. French children are educated from early on, not to make mistakes. Before they would speak in broken English, they would rather remain silent. I am Austrian. But I'll keep the report short.
This year was the first time with a German embassy at this biggest Comics festival in Europe: a booth with comics by artists and publishers living in Berlin.
|Stand operators Jens Meinrecken and Stefan Neuhaus study the menue at the airport restaurant during transit from Paris to Angouleme. The food wasn't bad.|
|Sorry to say: this year I've made very few fotos in gemeral, but a lot of my boyfriends new hairstyle. It's "temporar" he says.|
|Jen Vaughn from Fantagraphics was here to write for the Comics Reporter.|
|Also Heidi MacDonald has withdrawn periodically to write her reportes about the Festival.|
|Birgit Weyhe and Joanna Hellgren, signing their french books at Editions Cambourakis|
|Dash Shaw, Frank Santoro, Joff Winterhart at the stand of Editions çà et là|
(Frank wrote a blog report, too.)
|Kai Pfeiffer and Joseph Lambert, in the back çà et là publisher Serge Ewenczyk. Joseph's Book "Annie Sullivan & Helen Keller" was in the Selection for the Prizes of the Festival. |
|Joff Winterhart was doing portraits of passengers during the signings.|
|This guy didn't have to while away the time during signing hours, Derf Backderf, signing "Mon Ami Dahmer" and "Punk Rock & Mobile Homes"|
|The little girl is passing the time in front of me while her father waits for a signature by Derf, and starts reading my dirty not appropriate for children comic. |
I'm on the signing table next to Derf, reading the wonderful Comic of Joff Winterhart, which I can warmly recommend. The original version in english is called "Days of the Bagnold Summer" (Random Houlse UK).
|Here I meet my cartoonist colleague Olivier Texier for the first time, allthough we are working together at www.electrocomics.com since years. I love his work! And his hairstyle!|
Same with Pina Chang, formerly known as Lorelei Herrera. Met her for the first time in person, but was to dull to make a photo. Edition Na published a collection of her short stories in "Visiter tous les pays". Some of them you can find in english language at electrocomics, like a story, which is called "An old story" but secretly I prefer to call it "Mammita". As Pina might remain Lorelei in my mind.
|It's sunday night, the tends are getting build down, but one artist is still signing: Herr Sele got a Prize for the best Reprint: "Cowboy Henk" at Fremok,|