I'm back from France where I was a guest of the comic festival Quai des Bulles in beautiful St. Malo, France. I had a great time, and met many wonderful people! Everyone in France welcomed me with nothing but generosity and kindness. I can't thank them all enough for their welcoming me, and all the love they're are heaping onto Oms en Série!
Oms en Série and Niourk were a big hit at the festival, but Comix Buro also debuted my new sketchbook at the show. I can't say enough about how great the book came out! I also found out that people can now order the book from the Comix Buro store.
I won't bore you with all that happened during my trip, but I'll share some of the highlights.
Oms en Série writer Jean David and I posing for a pic while signing books.
JD and I during a TV interview.
Personalizing a book for a fan.
In a surprise twist of fate Lada and I discovered we had the same friend from Philly! Small world. Here is us hamming it up for the camera.
On a train from St. Malo to Paris, left to right - My partner on Oms, writer Jean-David JD Morvan, my fantastic editor Elsa Sztulcman, me, legendary artist Olivier Vatine, Ankama publisher and good friend Olivier Jalabert, and lastly amazing artist (who is also contributing a book to the Stefan Wul line) Mathieu Reynes.
Both Stefan Wul books were in full display at the Ankama booth! I couldn't believe how cool their set up was.
So, there you go. My trip in a very small nut shell. Besides St. Malo I spent a few days in Paris and Brussels, but didn't take many pictures. Sorry. Still, I hope you enjoy this small glimpse into my trip.
What a great trip. Glad it went well and that you got plenty of recognition. As far as Lady Lada's Philly friend goes, I told you that you were the Kevin Bacon of the comics world. We're going to have to start a seven degrees of Mike Hawthorne game...
Dude, you aint kiddin' about the Kevin thing! It's getting creepy!
PS - Did I ever mention that I went to an Arts school that Kevin went to many years before? So when playing 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon you just add one to anyone's count and you have me ;-)
Hi Mike. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you. I can define you in few words : professionalism and sympathy.
Merci, Cyril! It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you, and work together. I hope to see you again soon :-)
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