special thanks to
4Culture of King County
Press Resources for La Semaine de la Bande Dessiné
La Semaine de la Bande Dessinée
A Week Celebrating the French Graphic Novel
with artist Pierre-François Beauchard (David B.) from Paris

If you loved the Oscar-nominated “Persepolis”, come and meet the French artist who directly inspired both its style and storytelling, as the Alliance Française de Seattle, Fantagraphics Books and 4Culture of King County bring to Seattle the world-famous graphic novelist Pierre-François Beauchard, who publishes his art as “David B.
From Wednesday August 13, 2008, through Sunday August 17, 2008, in a citywide set of venues, Seattle honors David B. as well as our own love of his art form with A Week Celebrating the French Graphic Novel. This is FREE and open to the public with something for everyone: students of French or European language and culture, artists and art-lovers, comics and graphic novel enthusiasts, cineastes, readers and book lovers...
CLICK HERE FOR FULL PRESS RELEASEPDF or Word.doc

Full Event listings with dates, times & contactsPDF or Word.doc
Artist Biography for David B. PDF or Word.doc
Kim Thompson, Co-Owner, Fantagraphics PDF or Word.doc

Download David B. Art:
Slumberland cover, TIF, color, 300 dpi, 1.17 M download
* page of Le Roi (The King) , TIF, b/w, French, 300 dpi, 1.3M download
page of The Drum, French, TIF, color, 300 dpi, 1.5M download
cover of US "Epileptic", color, PSD, 300 dpi, 1.7 M download
self-portrait of David B., TIF, b/w, 320 dpi, 121 K download
Click to mail other requests or questions to the curator

USEFUL LINKS
La Bande Dessinée discussed by UK critic Paul Gravett, in English
David B. profile in Artist Trust July 2008 Art Source, by Cynthia Rose, in English
David B's "Epileptic", The Guardian, by Ian Sansom, in English
David B's "Epileptic", The New York Times, by Rick Moody, in English
David B interview, The Comics Journal, in English, Word.doc
David B interview, The Comics Journal, in English, low-res PDF; illustrated (large)
David B, Part of France's New Wave by Paul Gravett, in English
Comics Influx, online collaborative comics translation

David B., Biographie, evene.fr, in French
David B., wikipedia.fr, in French
"Tintin et moi", Wikipedia, in English
"Tintin et moi", synopsis, PBS, in English

Hergé and the Clear Line by UK critic Paul Gravett, in English
France takes its comics very seriously, BBC News, in English

The Alliance Française de Seattle sincerely thanks all our partners & sponsors in this event, listed below, as well as our wonderful printers PL3X, M. Yves Février of Moulinsart SA and Angel Productions, Denmark
4Culture - advancing Community Through the Arts Fantagraphics Books, the leading independent publisher of comics and graphic novels
The Henry Art Gallery of Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Public Library
Artist Trust of Washington state, supportinmg art at its source
The Northwest Film Forum
Pantheon/Random House Books
French American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
Le Fournil bakery
Federation of Alliances Française USA
 
 
           
           

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4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Ste 205, Seattle WA  98103