Focus on Comics

Graphic novel

Updated on 09/06/2020

The Institut français and the French cultural network abroad are welcoming a delegation of 18 international professionals from 17 countries as part of the online "Focus on Comics" programme which will take place from 8th to 12th June 2020.

In the current health context, participants are invited to meet French comic creators as part of a journey to understanding publishing productions, artistic trends and cultural and educational actions related to comics.

This programme aims to highlight French creation and expertise in this field, to open up new markets to French players and to develop international collaborations.

Alongside the focus, 30 staff from the cultural cooperation network based in 24 countries (Instituts français and Alliances françaises) will undertake an educational course on how to support French comic production internationally.

Set up by the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image in Angouleme and the Lyon Comic Strip Festival, the International Focus on Comics programme is supported by the Ministry of Culture as part of “2020, the Year of Comics”.