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French comic book artists Pénélope Bagieu, Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will be at 2017's edition of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which will take place on May 12-14 at the Toronto Reference Library.

Their TCAF Program

Thursday May 11

6:00 PM: Heroines in Comic Arts (in French) with Sandrine Revel
Alliance Française of Toronto

7:30 PM: EUNIC Roundtable with Marcelino Truong
Alliance française of Toronto

Saturday May 13

10:00 AM: Sound and Vision: Music in Comics with Sandrine Revel
The Pilot, 22 Cumberland

11:00 AM: Telling Your Own Stories: Comic Book Memoir with Marcelino Truong
Marriott Bloor Yorkville, High Park Ballroom

2:45 PM: Spotlight: Marceling Truong x Thi Bui
Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library

Sunday May 14

10:30 AM: Spotlight: Sandrine Revel x Pénélope Bagieu
Hinton Theatre, Toronto Reference Library

1:30 PM: Telling Other People's Stories: Comic Book Biography with Pénélope Bagieu
Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library

2:45 PM: Canada 150 - Canada at Home and Abroad with Sandrine Revel
Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Forest Hill Ballroom

About The Authors

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  • Pénélope Bagieu
    Pénélope Bagieu is a French cartoonist and illustrator, known the world over for her blog Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante (My life is quite fascinating), where she shares moments of her everyday life. In September 2008 released the first volume of Joséphine, a comic which features a character controlled by the Femina magazine. Her first comic book work, Joséphine, went on to be a best-seller, with a live-action film adaptation coming released in 2013. In 2010, Bagieu published Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse, in English), which earned her multiple prizes at the 2011 Angoulême Festival, including Best Humour Album. California Dreamin', her graphic novel about Cass Elliot before The Mamas & the Papas, was published in English in march 2017.

  • Sandrine Revel
    Sandrine Revel is the author of more than ten graphic novels published in French, as well as children’s comics. Her first book to be translated in English was published last December and is a graphic novel biography about Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. In Glenn Gould, A Life Off Tempo, Sandrine Revel dives into Gould’s life, to try to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona and the abrupt end of his career. Hey Jude!, her new comic book for kids and adults, set up in Toronto, was published in French in April 2017. Among other albums, she has also published: La Lesbienne invisible (2013), N'embrassez pas qui vous voulez (2012) with Marzena Sowa and Résurgences: Femmes en voie de resociabilisation (2010).

  • You can find out more on her work here on her website.

  • Marcelino Truong
    Born the son of a Vietnamese diplomat in the Philippines, Marcelino Truong and his family moved to America, and then to Vietnam at the outset of the war, before going to London and Paris. Such a Lovely Little War, his first graphic novel translated into English for now (Saigon calling will be released next September by Arsenal Pulp Press) is a graphic memoir about the early years of the Vietnam War, seen through the eyes of a young boy, where the turbulent national history is interwined with an equally traumatic familial one. Marcelino is also the author and illustrator of several children's books, published in French, such as La Carambole d'Or and Trois samouraïs sans foi ni loi, and published numerous press illustrations as well, in Libération, Marianne, ELLE and XXI.

  • You can find out more about his work here on his website.

Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St. Toronto

Three French Comic Book Artists at TCAF 2017

When
May 12-14, 2017
Where
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St.
Toronto

French comic book artists Pénélope Bagieu, Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will be at 2017's edition of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, which will take place on May 12-14 at the Toronto Reference Library.

Their TCAF Program

Thursday May 11

6:00 PM: Heroines in Comic Arts (in French) with Sandrine Revel
Alliance Française of Toronto

7:30 PM: EUNIC Roundtable with Marcelino Truong
Alliance française of Toronto

Saturday May 13

10:00 AM: Sound and Vision: Music in Comics with Sandrine Revel
The Pilot, 22 Cumberland

11:00 AM: Telling Your Own Stories: Comic Book Memoir with Marcelino Truong
Marriott Bloor Yorkville, High Park Ballroom

2:45 PM: Spotlight: Marceling Truong x Thi Bui
Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library

Sunday May 14

10:30 AM: Spotlight: Sandrine Revel x Pénélope Bagieu
Hinton Theatre, Toronto Reference Library

1:30 PM: Telling Other People's Stories: Comic Book Biography with Pénélope Bagieu
Learning Centre, Toronto Reference Library

2:45 PM: Canada 150 - Canada at Home and Abroad with Sandrine Revel
Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Forest Hill Ballroom

About The Authors

  •  
  • Pénélope Bagieu
    Pénélope Bagieu is a French cartoonist and illustrator, known the world over for her blog Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante (My life is quite fascinating), where she shares moments of her everyday life. In September 2008 released the first volume of Joséphine, a comic which features a character controlled by the Femina magazine. Her first comic book work, Joséphine, went on to be a best-seller, with a live-action film adaptation coming released in 2013. In 2010, Bagieu published Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse, in English), which earned her multiple prizes at the 2011 Angoulême Festival, including Best Humour Album. California Dreamin', her graphic novel about Cass Elliot before The Mamas & the Papas, was published in English in march 2017.

  • Sandrine Revel
    Sandrine Revel is the author of more than ten graphic novels published in French, as well as children’s comics. Her first book to be translated in English was published last December and is a graphic novel biography about Canadian pianist Glenn Gould. In Glenn Gould, A Life Off Tempo, Sandrine Revel dives into Gould’s life, to try to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona and the abrupt end of his career. Hey Jude!, her new comic book for kids and adults, set up in Toronto, was published in French in April 2017. Among other albums, she has also published: La Lesbienne invisible (2013), N'embrassez pas qui vous voulez (2012) with Marzena Sowa and Résurgences: Femmes en voie de resociabilisation (2010).

  • You can find out more on her work here on her website.

  • Marcelino Truong
    Born the son of a Vietnamese diplomat in the Philippines, Marcelino Truong and his family moved to America, and then to Vietnam at the outset of the war, before going to London and Paris. Such a Lovely Little War, his first graphic novel translated into English for now (Saigon calling will be released next September by Arsenal Pulp Press) is a graphic memoir about the early years of the Vietnam War, seen through the eyes of a young boy, where the turbulent national history is interwined with an equally traumatic familial one. Marcelino is also the author and illustrator of several children's books, published in French, such as La Carambole d'Or and Trois samouraïs sans foi ni loi, and published numerous press illustrations as well, in Libération, Marianne, ELLE and XXI.

  • You can find out more about his work here on his website.