The Picture This! Festival

For those in the New York City area, the French Consulate has a wonderful festival underway celebrating creators of book art.  Upcoming events include:

Alex Alice & Ron Wimberly

Dates: April 15, 2013 | 6 pm

Place: Columbia University Butler Library (Room 523)

Alex Alice and Ron Wimberly are graphic novelists who retell classic stories in contemporary comic book style. Join these two pop culture savvy storytellers for a conversation at Columbia University’s Butler Library.

Boulet & Gabrielle Bell

Dates: April 25, 2013 | 6:30pm
Place: Society of Illustrators

With a good mix of humor and pathos, Boulet and Gabrielle Bell both write webcomics inspired by anecdotes from their own daily lives. These short stories take on society and contemporary life, travels, travails, and preoccupations.  Sit down with these witty and incisive authors at the Society of Illustrators for a conversation moderated by Karen Green, graphic novel librarian at Butler Library – Columbia University.

Olivier Tallec & Oliver Jeffers

Dates: May 1, 2013 | 6pm
Place: NYPL, Berger Forum

Olivier Tallec and Oliver Jeffers are both avid world travelers and authors whose bold and colorful children’s books are bestsellers in the US. Join them for an animated conversation at the New York Public Library, moderated by Pamela Paul, Children’s Book Editor of the New York Times Book Review.

Blutch & David Mazzucchelli

Dates: May 7, 2013
Place: McNally Jackson Books

Blutch and David Mazzuchelli are creative chameleons whose books weave together story, formal play and lush colors. So it’s no wonder Mazzuchelli was chosen to design the cover for the American edition of Blutch’s So Long Silver Screen (PictureBox, May 2013). These masters of contemporary cartooning will meet face to face for a conversation at McNally Jackson.

Antoine Guilloppé & Istvan Banyai

Dates: May 13, 2013
Place: School of Visual Arts Theatre

Antoine Guilloppé and Istvan Banyai transform each page of their books into a fully realized scene by playing with light and shadow. Their work carefully considers the medium of the page and pushes its boundaries. Step outside the book with these two authors for a lively conversation at the School of Visual Arts Theatre with children’s book historian Leonard S. Marcus.

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