HAWKGUY: MA VIE EST UNE ARME an official selection of 41e Festival de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême
merci, merci, merci.
It’s fucking rare that a anglophone comic is selected. I can’t even remember if a comic book from Marvel was ever selected.
For those who don’t know, Angoulême is THE biggest bd/comic festival in europe, if not in the world. In their list of winner for the grand price, you had Underzo (the guy who made fucking Asterix!), Art Spiegelman (MOTHERFUCKING MAUS), Enki Bilal (a god of the alternative kind), Moebius (The dude who did Blueberry, and started every independant mag about cartoon in europe, ever.), Franquin (who did Spirou. Guys. Spirou.) and Trondheim (who is the scenariste of everyone ever in europe).
Those guys are legend. I’m not talking “know in the world of comic/BD” legend, but “You talk about what the dude recently wrote with your family at the dinner table” legend. Their original art/scripts sell for fortune.
And in all sincerity? Matt? I think that you deserve to be with those epic dude. It’s start with an album, and one day, you will be in the pantheon of legends that those man are.
So everyone, be fucking exited about this shit, ok???