The comics authors Lewis Trondheim, Brigitte Findakly et Yvan Alagbé will be touring in Canada during several days. The will present some of their books and offer many conferences and signing sessions, so don’t miss them!

Their tour will kick off in Toronto for the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF), and will continue in Calgary, Edmonton and finally will end in Vancouver for the Vancouver Comics Art Festival (VanCAF).


THE TOUR CALENDAR

May 10: Toronto

May 14: Calgary

Discussion with the authors at 6:00 PM at the Alliance française of Calgary.

May 16: Edmonton

Starting at 3:30 PM, round table at 7:00PM at the Alliance française of Edmonton.

May 18 – 20: Vancouver

May 18 at 6:00PM :Vancouver public Library in partnership with the Alliance Française of Vancouver

May 19 : Vancaf  @ Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Spotlight panel with Lewis Trondheim and Brigitte Findakly
From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Signing with Lewis Trondheim
From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Signing with Brigitte Findakly
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Signing with Yvan alagbe

May 20: Vancaf  @ Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Conversation between Yvan Alagbe and Ronald Winberly
From 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Signing with Lewis Trondheim
From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Signing with Brigitte Findakly
From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Signing with Yvan alagbe


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Yvan Alagbé

Yvan Alagbé was born in Paris and spent three years of his youth in West Africa. He returned to study mathematics and physics at the Université de Paris-Sud, where he met Olivier Marboeuf. Yvan Alagbé and Olivier Marboeuf founded a contemporary visual arts review called L’oeil carnivore and the magazine Le Chéval sans tête (“The Headless Horse”), which gained a cult following for its publication of innovative graphic art and comics.

Labeling these artistic collaborations as “Dissidence Art Work”, Yvan Alagbé and Olivier Marboeuf soon founded their own publishing house, Amok, drawing from the material serialized in Le Chéval, including the first version of Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures. In 2001, Amok partnered with the publishing group Fréon to establish the Franco-Belgian collaboration Frémok, now a major European graphic novels publisher. Yvan Alagbé lives in Paris.

Website : http://www.fremok.org/

 

Brigitte Findakly

Brigitte Findakly was born in 1959 in Mosul, Iraq, from an Iraqi father and a French mother, and lived there until 1973. She has been a colorist for comics, graphic novels, and comics’ magazines since 1982, collaborating with revues such as Pif Gadget, Le Journal de Mickey, and Spirou.

She also worked on comics such as Les formidables aventures de Lapinot (The Marvelous Adventures of McConey), Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat), Le Retour à la terre (Back to Basics), and Ralph Azham (Fantagraphics).

She is married with the French comics’ creator Lewis Trondheim since 1993, they live together in the south of France. In 2016, they collaborated on Coquelicots d’Irak (Poppies of Iraq), a partly biographical and partly historical story, inspired by Brigitte findakly’s youth, which was acclaimed by readers and critics.

 

Lewis Trondheim

Born in 1964 in Fontainebleau, Lewis Trondheim studied philosophy, but has always been fond of telling stories. Around the age of 25, he published his first fanzine. He got even more into drawing, and then published Lapinot et les carottes de Patagonie. In 1990, he founded publishing house L’Association with five other artists.

He worked on many other books after that: he published the fourth volume of the Formidables Aventures de Lapinot (The Marvelous Adventures of McConey) in 1995. In 2011, he worked on Ralph Azham, quickly followed by Maggy Garrisson, illustrated by Stéphane Oiry. He illustrated and collaborated on the script for Coquelicots d’Irak (Poppies of Iraq) with his wife Brigitte Findakly.

He received many prizes to reward him for his work, like the Alph-Art coup de cœur of Angouleme in 1994 for the album Slaloms, and the Totem de la bande dessinée au Salon de Montreuil in 1996. Lewis Trondheim was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature in 2005, and the following year he received the Grand Prix du Festival d’Angoulême.

Websites:

https://www.lassociation.fr/fr_FR/#!accueil

https://www.lewistrondheim.com/