Angoulême’s highest award, the Grand Prix, has announced next year’s nominees. Along with the title comes the responsibility of President of the 2016 festival and the design of the poster. This year’s winner was Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes.
Among the list are many NBM greats!
Christophe Blain– ISAAC THE PIRATE, THE SPEED ABATER
Nicolas de Crécy– GLACIAL PERIOD
Étienne Davodeau– THE INITIATES and the upcoming LULU ANEW
Emmanuel Guibert– Papercutz’s ARIOL
Lorenzo Mattotti- Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (now out of print)
Joann Sfar– DUNGEON SERIES
NBM has also published past winners including Enki Bilal ( PHANTOMS OF THE LOUVRE) and Hugo Pratt (THE CORTO MALTESE (also out of print). Sfar and his DUNGEON partner Lewis Trondheim both are previous winners of the award.
The 42nd International Festival of the Bande Dessinee will be held in Angouleme, France from January 29th through February 1st. The Grand Prix winner will be announced during the Festival. Congratulations and best of luck to all participating. For a full list of nominees, please see the official Facebook of the Festival (in French).