The Odyssey exhibition aims to set the Blake and Mortimer heritage in its aesthetic, cultural and historical context.
Through original strips and documents, obviously by E.P. Jacobs but also by Etienne Schréder and Christian Cailleux, discover how the very famous album "The U-Ray" by Edgar P. Jacobs became one of the missing links between American-style comics and Franco-Belgian comics.
The 34 volumes of "Attack on Titan" by Japanese mankaga Hajime Isayama have sold over 100 million copies worldwide, including over 3.5 million in France. The first major European retrospective dedicated to this series will be held in Angoulême during the festival.
The exhibition "From Shadow to Light" presents more than 150 original strips covering the entire manga in a spectacular scenography for the tenth anniversary of the publication of the series in France by Pika.
The Salon International de la Bande Dessinée (International Comics Fair) was founded in Angoulême in 1973, on the last weekend in January. At that time, it hosted the exhibition "Aesthetics of Black and White in Comics". Fifty years later, the Festival is making room for colour through an immersive exhibition.
Featuring dozens of original strips and reproductions of artworks, the heart of the exhibition allows visitors to wander through an effervescence of colour, from Hugo Pratt's watercolors to Emmanuel Lepage's paintings.
For its 50th edition and 35 years after awarding him its Grand Prix, the Angoulême Festival celebrates Philippe Druillet and his art in an exhibition of six journeys, which are as many access routes to the colossal and abysmal worlds of this giant of the 9th art.
"Druillet's 6 Journeys" explores six facets that have defined the unique and hybrid nature of his amazing imagination.