Fête de la Bande Dessinée 2016

I’ll be a guest at the Fête de la Bande Dessinée – Comic Book Festival on 2 March, at the Mart Firestation, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6. It’s organised by IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland), Alliance Française de Dublin, and The Comics Lab.

2 March will feature Pulse – Irish Comics Now

Pulse takes a snapshot of what’s happening in Irish comics right now. From small-press to mainstream, from indie to industry, we’ve got it covered. Some of theevening’s highlights include:

Pop-up comics fair – For one night only, immerse yourself in a selection of indie comics from over 40 Irish-based comics creators. Grab a beer, have a read and chat to the creators in the great open space of the old Firestation.

Live readings – Join us in the intimate upstairs Gallery 2 space and watch as six artists bring their comics to life with live-readings, visuals and sound effects. Performers are:
Sarah Bowie, Alan Dunne, Chris Judge, Paddy Lynch, Alé Mercado, Fintan Taite, Liam Geraghty.

Interviews + Q&A – Get into the nuts and bolts of how these ladies and gents do what they do. We’ve got a cross-section of the community to talk about their process and answer your questions: Eoin Coveney, Luke Healy, Debbie Jenkinson, Maura McHugh

On 3 March there will be a rare opportunity to hear Tito, the famous French-based comics artist, talk about his long career and works such as Le choix d’Ivana and the Tendre Banlieue series.

Also on the night will be the launch of a new comics art exhibition, featuring work from Illustrators Ireland members as well as artists from the wider comics community.

It’s free entry, but you must RSVP by Wednesday, 24 February to rsvp (a) alliance-francaise.ie.