Talkshow by a French comics artists

Regis Loisel and Emmanuel Lepage
- The World of French Comics

*For personal reasons, Mr. Regis Loisel had to cancel his trip to Japan.
(October 25, 2012)

*We will hold an autographs session with Emanuel Lepage after the talk show on 11th!!
(November 8, 2012)

The Kyoto International Manga Museum and the Institute Francais of Kansai are organizing an exhibition of original art and related events, for which we will welcome French bande dessinee (BD) artists Regis Loisel and Emmanuel Lepage for a talkshow.

They are both popular artists in the BD world, who consistently produce strong works with beautiful art, and they will talk about how they create their own work, about BD translated into Japanese, about the characteristics of BD and how it has spread, and about BD in France and the world.

『La Quete de l'oiseau du temps integrale cycle principal 1』© DARGAUD 2011, by Le Tendre, Loisel

『MUCHACHO INTEGRALE』© DUPUIS 2004-2006, by Lepage

Time and Date November 11, 2012
2 - 4 pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum, 1floor, Multipurpose Hall

* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.

Guests Regis Loisel (BD artist)
Emmanuel Lepage (BD artist)
Content The two creators will talk about the worlds created in the works Muchacho (by Lepage, Japanese translation published by Asukashinsha) and La quete de l'oiseau du temps (by Loisel, scheduled to be published in Japanese translation).
*There will be on site French/Japanese interpretation on the day of the event.
Capacity 200 seats (On a first come basis)
Registration Registration is not required.
Numbered tickets will be distributed starting at 10 am inside the museum.
Organization Institute Francais du Kansai
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center
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We will hold an autographs session with Emanuel Lepage

Date November 11, 2012
4:15 - 5:45 pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum 1F Multi purpose hall

* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.

Participation No registration required (on a first come basis, max. 30 people)
On the day of the event, we will distribute numbered tickets to the first 30 people to buy Japanese translation of "Muchacho" at the Museum Shop. One ticket per buyer.

Regis Loisel

Born in 1951, France. BD artists and illustrator. He established himself as a popular artist with his innovative and complete re-interpretation of Peter Pan by JM Barrie, the series La quete de l'oiseau du temps (The quest for the time bird), which made him the leading voice in the hero fantasy genre. He was also in charge of the making of Disney's Atlantis, and the storyboards for Le Petit Poucet, and often collaborates with other BD artists. In 2002, he was awarded the Grand Prix of the Angouleme International Comics Festival. In his latest work, Grand Mort (Grand Death), he presents a unique world building, and a very innocent looking world gradually reveals its true colors.

『La Quete de l'oiseau du temps integrale cycle principal 1』(DARGAUD)
© DARGAUD 2011, by Le Tendre、 Loisel

Emanuel Lepage

Born in 1966, France. BD artist. Since he read Tintin in the Land of the Soviets when he was six years old, Lepage had a passion for BD. What fascinates him are the people, the characters, and life. It may sound contradictory, but he is also very highly acclaimed as an illustrator of poetic, beautiful landscapes. In his representative works, La terre sans mal (The place without evil) and Muchacho, you can admire these beautiful landscapes. The realism he persues to increase the quality of his work is something he developed after he met Michel Joubert, and his stance values "one principle, order, every moment, and gaze".

© DUPUIS 2004-2006, by Lepage

*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.

Regis Loisel and Emmanuel Lepage ~ Original art exhibition

Art panels from the BD works Muchacho (Lepage) and La quete de l'oiseau du temps (Loisel) will be exhibited by the Institute Francais du Kansai.

There will be an opening reception (with both authors present) on November 10, at 6 pm


November 1 - 14 , 2012
10 am - 7 pm (Tuesday through Saturday)
10 am - 1 pm (Sundays)
The Institute is closed on Holidays


Yoshida Izumidono cho 8, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city 6060-8301
Institute Francais du Kansai 3F Salon

Fee free
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