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CANADA - Comic Book Artists Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong Tour in May

April 18, 2017 | By francecanadaculture Canada
  • After attending the Pen World Voices Festival in New York, comic book authors and illustrators Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will tour in Canada during several weeks.

  • Their North-American tour will happen just as both of their works have just been translated into English for the first time: Sandrine Revel's graphic novel biography Glenn Gould, A Life Off Tempo, and Marcelino Truong's graphic memoir Such a Lovely Little War.

Sandrine and Marcelino will kick off their Canadian Tour at Toronto Comics Art Festival, before going to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver for the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. Before coming back to France, they will do a last stop by Montréal, for the Festival de la bande-dessinée.

Their Tour Calendar

May 11: Toronto

May 16: Calgary

May 17: Edmonton

May 19-21: Alliance française & VanCaf

May 27-28: Montréal for MCAF

About The Authors

  • Sandrine RevelSandrine 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 TruongBorn 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.