Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Back from Angoulême

I'm back from Angoulême and can happily report that it was pretty amazing. The festival is enormous - much bigger than any of the ones we have in Germany - and there were tons of cool exhibitions and parties. Even cooler, perhaps, was the group of webcartoonists I was travelling with.


We had a lot of fun drawing epic comicjams and drinking more canned beer than anyone ever should. Most of said comicjam can be found on the JAZAM! tumblr (click on the image):

http://jazamcomics.tumblr.com/tagged/angoul%C3%AAme

More (mostly drunk) comicjams can be found on my twitter stream.

When we weren't drinking our beer out of cans, we were paying for it with our Netzbildergeschichtenkünstlerpräsentationsheft-booklets, as Hillerkiller documented in this comic:

http://hillerkiller.com/blog/?p=1516

The way the French value comics is pretty amazing - especially if you're used to Germany, where few people take them seriously, and even the ones that do oftentimes don't actually read them. As I wrote on twitter:


Here's me with a childhood hero of mine:

The others also made some blog posts about our trip - most of them with cool mini-comics:

Hillerkiller (1)
Hillerkiller (2)
JARoo (1)
JARoo (2)
Spinken 
Yinfinity

(I'll add more links when & if they come up.)

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