A few shots from lovely Charente, from a recent assignment on BD (bande dessinee, or ‘comic strip’) artists in and around Angouleme.
Francis Groux, founder of the Angouleme International Comic Strip Festival / Festival Internationale de la Bande Dessinee (left), and Gerard Balinziala, the director of the festival (right), at the Abbaye de Saint Amant de Boixe, near Angouleme, Charente
Bande dessinee (comic strip) artist Mazan (Pierre Lavaud) at work in his studio, at home in Champmillon, near Angouleme
Bande dessinee (comic strip) artist Cecile Chicault (left) and her husband, historian/scriptwriter/composer Herve Pauvert (right) in their studio, at home in Chateauneuf, near Angouleme
Discussion politique. Bande dessinee artists Angelique Cesano (left), Mazan (centre) and Guilhem Bec (right) in conversation, Angouleme
The Romanesque facade of Angouleme cathedral
Statue of a character from bande dessinee artist Hugo Pratt's books, near the recently opened comic strip museum (Cite Internationale de la Bande Dessine et de l'Image, or simply CIBDI), by the river Charente
The recently opened comic strip museum (Cite Internationale de la Bande Dessine et de l'Image, or simply CIBDI), by the river Charente
And, an oldie from Angouleme: ‘La Fille des Remparts’, one of the city’s many murals
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