BBC reporter Hugh Schofield has filed a report on this year's Angouleme Festival on the BBC web site as part of coverage by Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent news programme, still reeling, it would seem, from arriving in the comic crazy town and being bear-hugged at the station by a sky-blue pixie in a Phrygian bonnet.
France sees itself as the world capital of "bandes dessinees" or BDs, what we might call comics. Thousands of albums are published every year and the international festival in the town of Angouleme is a major event in the European comics calendar.
• Read the report on the BBC web site
• The programme was broadcast on 16 February and you can "Listen Again" for seven days
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