the Fauve d’or awarded to “The Color of Things” by Martin Panchaud

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The Fauve d’or for the best album of the past year was awarded to The color of things (Here and there), by the Swiss Martin Panchaud, Saturday January 28 in Angoulême. Chaired by director and actor Alexandre Astier, the jury of 50e International Comic Strip Festival (FIBD) rewarded an original work on a formal level since it owes its production to layout and cartography software (Google Maps, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.).

Innovative, this comic strip without drawing is also innovative in its narration, its characters being represented in the form of colored circles, seen from above, without perspective. Confusing at first, the process is not exempt from a bouncy staging: well-felt dialogues and adventures that follow one another keep the reader in suspense until the end of this humorous melodrama embodied by a 14-year-old child .

Suffering from the pain of teenagers in his neighborhood, Simon follows the advice of a fortune teller to win a colossal sum in a trifecta that he can only receive with the signature of his parents. Alas: his mother is found unconscious in his house, his father has fled… Influenced by Chris Ware in the art of making the eye wander through his pages, the author manages to stick to his graphic bet: to tell a story to using geometric symbols and pictograms. Well received in bookstores (18,000 copies sold since its release in September), The color of things is the second album from the publishing house Çà et là to win a Fauve d’or, one year after Listen, pretty MarciaBrazilian Marcello Quintanilha.

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The complete list of the 50e edition of the Angoulême Festival

Fauve d’or prize for the best album: The color of things (Here and There), by Martin Panchaud.

Special Jury Fauve: animator (Editions Exemplaire), by Anouk Ricard.

Fawn youth: The Long Walk of the Turkeys (Rue de Sèvres), by Léonie Bischoff and Kathleen Karr.

Special Fauve of the Youth Grand Jury: All princesses die after midnight (The Lombard), by Quentin Zuttion.

polar fawn: Hound Dog (Denoël Graphic), by Nicolas Pegon.

Fawn from the alternate comics: Forn de Calç (Extincio Edicions).

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Eco-wild: Under the sun (Actes Sud/L’An 2), by Ana Penyas, translation by Benoît Mitaine.

Fauve heritage: stone flowers (Revival), by Hisashi Sakaguchi.

Fauve public prize: Naphthalene (Here and There), by Sole Otero.

Fauve of high school students: Khat (Editions La Joie de lire), by Ximo Abadia.

Faustian revelation: A tree frog in autumn (and more…) (Les Editions de la Cerise), by Linnea Sterte.

Fawn series: Blood relationship, t. 11 (Ki-oon), by Shuzo Oshimi.

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