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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
BD and Comics Passion Festival returns to London in May
This is the second festival organised by London's L’Insitiut Francais in association with Comica Festival, it's intended for fans of comic books, graphic novels and bandes dessinées.
The festival features a terrific line-up of extraordinary creators (Christophe Arleston and Jean-Louis
Mourier, David B., Guy Delisle, Karrie Fransman, Tom Gauld, Pat Mills,
Kevin O’Neill, Luke Pearson, Grzegorz Rosinski, Jonathan Ross), music
(Mesparrow), performances (Freeeks Factory), films and the best
booksellers (Gosh!, La Page, Cinebook).
With nearly thirty events including live drawing, talks, exhibitions,
workshops, a drawing jam with Mesparrow and a dress-up party, the team behind it say this
innovative festival will have something for everyone.
"We've been working really hard over the last few months to give Londoners L’Insitiut Francais’ second comics book festival and have managed to get our hands on some real treats," Angela Sangma Francis told downthtubes.
"We’re also still trying to spread the word to all that may want to join in, from the comic curious to die hard fans, so if you think it's something to write home about... then please do!"