Toronto Comic Art Festival : May, 8th and 9th, 2009
The three French cartoonists will be present during the whole Toronto Comic Art Festival. To find more information about their schedule at the TCAF, please visit the following website:
Emmanuel Guibert made his comics debut in 1992 with Brune, a painted comic story about the rise of fascism in Germany during the 30’s. He then did several comics for Lapin, the magazine of the innovating publishing house L’Association. He published several books as Capitaine Ecarlate, Les Olives Noires and La Guerre d’Alan. In 2003, he worked with Didier Lefevre, photographer for Doctors without Borders in Afghanistan and colorist/scenarist Frédéric Lemercier on Le Photographe, a mixture of comic and photobook. Showered with awards, translated around the world and soon to come from First Second Books, it relates a Doctor without Border’s mission in 1980’s through the eyes of a great reporter.
Graduated from the Arts School of Angoulême, François Ayroles collaborates regularly with the publishing house L’Association and does illustrations for the press (Libération, Les Inrockuptibles, etc.) and youth publishing groups (Nathan). In 1994, he integrated the OuBaPo (Ouvroir de la Bande dessinée Potentielle), a collective created on the model of the OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), that works with deliberate artistic constraints. His last book, Les Amis, appears in the official selection of the Angoulême Comics Festival 2009.
Florent Ruppert published his first book Safari Monseigneur in 2005, in collaboration with Jérôme Mulot. Flaying colonisation with humour, the cartoon is a real success. In 2006, with Panier de singe, he hit the revelation award at the Angoulême Festival in 2007. The following year, the two writers released Le Tricheur.
The Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St., Toronto,
When: May, 8th and 9th from 10am to 5pm