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Festival BD

Today sees the beginning of the 40th Festival International de la Bande Dessinée (International Comic Strip Festival) in Angoulême, France – a huge event spread over several days, which regularly brings around a quarter of a million visitors to this city on the river Charente (to put this in perspective, the largest comics fair in …

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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 …

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